Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 16 2018 - Page 11

As loading bay specialists, sara LBS installs and commissions a vast range of products for applications at factories, warehouses and logistics centres. As a specialist contractor, sara LBS An important early job is agreeing outline Security may also be an issue – electrical understands this and has developed a schedules; time critical elements are and control equipment can easily number of strategies that help the main identified and other jobs timetabled ‘disappear’ if deliveries are not managed contractor to maintain the project’s around them. properly. One issue sara LBS plans for is deliveries. The next stage for sara LBS will be Prior planning prevents poor Scissor lifts, dock loaders and roller installing and testing the equipment. performance shutter doors are big and bulky, so the Roller shutter doors, porches, inflatable first thing to ensure is that there is clear shelters etc effectively become part of and convenient space for their delivery. the building, so there needs to be close Ideally this is straight into the loading bay cooperation with the main contactor’s where it is to be installed, but sometimes workforce. Lifts, levellers, traffic lights, it is to a separate delivery area from vehicle guides, pads, high speed curtain which they will later need to be moved. doors, safety light beams, etc also Naturally, there may be scheduling need to be installed, and with the main requirements to consider alongside other contractors we can identify the best important deliveries. times for installation and testing. momentum. The first thing we do is arrange pre- order and pre-start meetings with the main contractor and appropriate sub- contractors. The objective is to identify the major needs of all the contractors and work out how they can best be met without disrupting other people on-site. We also note potential issues and best responses. FDPP - www.fdpp.co.uk 11