sara LBS will communicate and cooperate for smoothest build

07/12/2017 11:47:56
 
 
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Building projects rarely run entirely to plan, so contractors must be flexible and ready to adapt to changing circumstances. Guy Windle, Area Sales Manager for sara LBS (Loading Bay Specialists) explains how his company’s proactive approach to installations helps main contractors maintain smooth and efficient progress.

As loading bay specialists, sara LBS installs and commissions scissor lifts, dock levellers, roller shutter and curtain doors, and all the other dedicated equipment needed to enable efficient loading and unloading of vehicles at factories, warehouses, logistics centres, etc.

In an ideal world, we would like to arrive at newly built loading bays and have plenty of time and space to install and test all the kit. In the real world, of course, things can be a bit different.

It is a simple truth that design changes, bad weather, late deliveries, missed schedules and other issues can all disrupt building schedules. As a specialist contractor, sara LBS understands this and has developed a number of strategies that help the main contractor to maintain the project’s momentum.

Prior planning prevents poor performance

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.

An important early job is agreeing outline schedules; time critical elements are identified and other jobs timetabled around them.

One issue sara LBS plans for is deliveries. Scissor lifts, dock loaders and roller shutter doors are big and bulky, so the first thing to ensure is that there is clear and convenient space for their delivery. Ideally this is straight into the loading bay where it is to be installed, but sometimes it is to a separate delivery area from which they will later need to be moved. Naturally, there may be scheduling requirements to consider alongside other important deliveries.

Security may also be an issue – electrical and control equipment can easily ‘disappear’ if deliveries are not managed properly.

The next stage for sara LBS will be installing and testing the equipment. Roller shutter doors, porches, inflatable shelters etc effectively become part of the building, so there needs to be close cooperation with the main contactor’s workforce. Lifts, levellers, traffic lights, vehicle guides, pads, high speed curtain doors, safety light beams, etc also need to be installed, and with the main contractors we can identify the best times for installation and testing.

sara LBS knows it’s needs on site are not paramount; others will have equally valid requirements, hence the need to follow the main contractor’s lead.

By developing good relations with our fellow contractors, pre-planning, good pro-active communications and a willingness to be flexible, most potential problems can be designed out of the construction process. Problems always arise on building projects, but are never insurmountable - and usually best nipped in the bud.

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Image 1: As loading bay specialists, sara LBS installs and commissions a vast range of products for applications at factories, warehouses and logistics centres.

Image 2: sara LBS understands that building projects rarely run entirely to plan, so contractors must be flexible and ready to adapt to changing circumstances.

Image 3: One issue sara LBS plans for is deliveries, ensuring there is clear and convenient space for their delivery of large bulky items.

About sara LBS

sara Loading Bay Specialists supplies, installs and maintains loading bay systems, high speed doors and industrial doors.It has provided high quality product solutions and outstanding customer service since it was founded 30 years ago and this remains its sole focus.

Product Solutions

sara LBS’s range of high quality products includes its complete loading bay packages (including scissor lifts, ramps and dock levellers), ‘Sprint’ range of rapid roll, high speed doors for internal and external use, insulated sectional overhead doors and roller shutter doors. It has extensive sector expertise and provides total packages that are tailored to meet all its customer’s needs. Specialist sectors include food and beverage, pharmaceutical, automotive, manufacturing, logistics and distribution.

Maintenance & Repair

Sara LBS provides nationwide 24/7 service cover and rapid response times for all loading bay systems, dock shelters, high speed doors and industrial doors using its specialist engineers based across the country. It works with end users to extend the safe working lifetime of their doors and equipment by providing both preventative maintenance packages and standard and emergency repairs.

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Editor Contact

DMA Europa Ltd. : David Bedford
Tel: +44 (0)1562 751436 Fax: +44 (0)1562 748315
Web: www.dmaeuropa.com
Email: david@dmaeuropa.com

Company Contact

sara Loading Bay Specialists Ltd : Louise Nurse
Tel: +44 (0)1442 245577 Fax: +44 (0)1442 217117
Web: www.saralbs.co.uk
Email: info@saralbs.co.uk

 
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