In the industrial world the first order of business is safety. Before we can worry about productivity and budgets there must be safety protocol in place. Ongoing effort to improve safety conditions must be apart of this plan. One of the more dangerous professions would be welding, especially when done in unconventional places, for examples in tight quarters or at heights. Often safety requirements for these jobs are specific to the work and make for a serious need for expertise.
A London area customer had these requirements when they inquired about a custom Catwalk built to house their Heavy Equipment and welders above their line. This was not an item available in stock and the design requirements were compounded after uncovering further details. Additional to the functionality, the big issue was that the line had to be set up for trial at their Canadian facility, disassembled and shipped overseas where the line was going into production.
After bringing the project to one of our steel builders we got the required design down and went to work. We pre-fabricated a Custom Catwalk that met the requirements of the customer and was able to be disassembled to fit into a sea container. The structure was fully engineered and included stamped drawings. In total we built 5 of these platforms. The customer was able to use all five platforms to increase workplace safety in a very dangerous job.
Installations like these require extensive planning and detailed instructions. This is not a one man installation job by any means. With proper coordination the catwalks were installed and have been in use for the customer ever since.