Customer: Cobham Plc
Industry: Aeronautical Manufacturing
Requirement: Mezzanine Goods Lift
Key feature: Increased efficiency in moving stock and reduced risk to employees
Cobham Mission Equipment is the market leader for Air-to-Air Re-fuelling, providing innovative fourth generation nose to tail solutions to defence customers worldwide.
During a risk assessment at their site in Wimborne, Dorset, some health and safety issues were identified and as a result Operations Manager Paul White recognised the need to eliminate the staff risk when they were moving stock between levels using the stairs. This operator activity presented problems including operator fatigue and increased back strain. There was also the damage to stock in the event of it being dropped highlighting the need to improve the efficiency of this process.
Cobham began their search for a suitable solution and approached Advanced Handling to supply a Mezzanine Goods Lift. The Goods Lift was required to rise to a height of 4.2 metres and have a lift capacity of 250kg.
“Advanced Handling showed excellent knowledge about the product, and listened to our needs and understood our requirements completely,” commented Paul White. Cobham were also delighted the Mezzanine Floor Lift exhibited all of the necessary safety features which Cobham required.
Since the Mezzanine Floor Lift has been installed, Cobham has experienced a distinct improvement in both health and safety and the efficiency of the process for moving stock.