Platform protection

15 April 2008

Allift, the Antwerp–based dealer for Scaninter Nokia, has erected 14 Scanclimber SC4000 mast climbing platforms up to a height of 145 m to provide a continuous protective layer while a redundant concrete lift shaft is demolished on an office tower in Brussels, Belgium.

As part of a refurbishment of the Financietoren block in Koningsstraat, the existing external lift shaft is being replaced by a more conventional internal lift. To prevent any debris falling during dismantling of the existing shaft, Allift has created a 1.8 m wide protective platform, with nets fixed on the outer edge where guard rails would normally be.

This special application, with the platform having to remain at the top even during storms, has required the use of double the standard anchorage on the 1600 mast sections used (supplied by Allift and Scaninter Nokia's German office).

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