Design and installation of a mezzanine floor at Direct Accident Management Ltd’s servicing facility in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The works also included the supply and installation of a goods lift, along with the installation of lighting systems to the underside of the mezzanine floor...
Direct Accident was formed in 1996 to assist clients who had been involved in road traffic accidents caused by another party. In that time we have helped literally thousands of clients by taking away the worry and inconvenience that inevitably result from an accident caused by somebody else.
Direct Accident Management Ltd
Design and installation of a single tier mezzanine floor with goods lift for Direct Accident Management Ltd...
Design and installation of a mezzanine floor for our client's Servicing Bay
Direct Accident Management were looking to maximise the capacity of their existing service facility based at the iO Centre in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. They invited SEC to design and propose a solution that would utilise the existing cubic space and height of the warehouse, the resulting solution being the design and installation of a 13m x 11m mezzanine floor.
The mezzanine floor was installed to the company’s servicing facility, with the ground floor hosting the mechanics workshop area, general parts and bike storage. Treadsafe grey decking was installed to the top of the mezzanine floor and white MFC was installed to the underside to complete the structure.
Allowances were also made for a steel handrail and kick rail system to be installed to all exposed edges, protecting workers from the possibility of a hazardous fall. An access staircase which was 1,000mm wide with stair treads of 900mm was installed and positioned to the left of the mezzanine, complete with steel chequer plates and a standard black and yellow safety colour scheme.
Preparations were made to remove and relocate some of the existing highbay lights to be reinstalled to the adjoining unit. Additional LED batten lights were installed to the underside of the mezzanine where the main servicing area and mechanic’s benches are located. Further to this, SEC made allowances to install a small array of low bay fittings at a higher level in front of the new mezzanine providing further luminance to the area.
An access goods lift was installed with a maximum load of 400kg. The platform size totals 1,300mm by 2,500mm, including 2,000mm double gates. An electrical interlock system is used as a safety mechanism. Full training was also provided to relevant staff members to ensure that the lift is operated correctly at all times.
The resulting works have allowed Direct Accident Management to greatly increase their existing storage capacity, whilst retaining the service bay workshop underneath the mezzanine. This cost saving mezzanine solution means that the company doesn’t have to pay out for additional warehouse space, utilising the existing space that would of otherwise been lost.