Dubai World Trade Centre invest in Chain Hoist Safety.
Wednesday February 01, 2012
UAE – Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) have hosted the 2011 Dubai International Motor Show and to help support this they have invested in 40x 500kg CAT-A LoadGuard® hoists from LTM. These have been added to the in-house hoist fleet now standing at over 120 chain hoists.
Lift Turn Move (LTM) have dealt with DWTC for over six years now. When the call came from Rigging Manager Matt Kirby to LTM-ENT Director Dan Holme "We'd like to look at the new LoadGuard® hoists as we feel the time to move up a level is now". Dan and the team from LTM didn't hesitate to jump into action. Part of the reason for this decision was down to the Mission Statement from Trade Centre CEO: Helal Al Mari which is "To create a world class multi-purpose venue".
DWTC are keen to excel in all matters of venue safety, and the LoadGuard hoists supplied by LTM are just one of the measures they felt were required to move forwards in reflection to their mission statement.
DWTC Rigging Manager Matt Kirby commented: "I have known the guys from LTM for years and I trust their opinion on rigging and lifting. We've bought hoists from local suppliers in the past, but we felt the LoadGuard® offered by LTM was the best way to push the site forward in terms of safety. LTM delivered the hoists and Guardian Hoist Controllers in super fast time as we needed the new hoists for the Dubai International Motor Show. Over seven hundred load points needed to be rigged throughout five halls so it's been a really busy period for us, so having the new hoists helps as they are really small in weight and due to the specification we no longer need to rig secondary safeties, which saves a lot of time for us and our customers when we are working on such short turnaround times between shows and reduces the working at height risk".
LTM offered a two day LoadGuard® maintenance training school as part of the investment, which was well received by the Trade Centre crew.
Matt Kirby continues: "The LoadGuard® is different to what the guys are used to, so the inclusion of a two day LoadGuard® Motor School at DWTC (tutored by LTM Technical Manager Dave Ward) was of real benefit to the eleven strong in-house rigging crew, it gave us the confidence in a new product and the support a venue like ours requires. We are now looking at 1 ton LoadGuard for early next year as we feel it is a really great venue hoist.”