Ander-Lift makes lineside operation safer and more efficient on BASRE Project


Ander-Lift makes lineside operation safer and more efficient on BASRE Project

An innovative lifting mechanism from Anderton Concrete has helped contractors working on the Bristol Area Signalling Renewal & Enhancement (BASRE) project operate more efficiently and safely on site.

The BASRE project includes the upgrade of signalling in and around Bristol Temple Meads station, forming a crucial milestone in Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan. Alstom Group, which has been delivering the scheme, deployed Ander-Lift – a specially designed lifting tool for troughs and lids – to improve the speed of installation of Anderton’s Concrete troughing and for the safety of its workers working line-side.

Leslie Williams, EHS Advisor at Alstom Group, commented:

“Our installation and civils teams on the BASRE Project found that using the Ander-Lift was a great aide to the installation of Anderlite C/1/9’s. They found the lifters easy and comfortable to use, and going forward we will be recommending all installation teams have Ander-Lift available to use.”

Shaun Forrester, Sales Director at Anderton Concrete, commented: “Health and safety of contractors working on rail engineering projects is of paramount importance. Whilst improving installation times, most importantly Ander-Lift makes the handling of troughing products more efficient and safer, complying with BS 8020-2011 which is designed to protect operatives working within close proximity of live cables or conductor rails. It is great to hear how much of a difference it made to contractors working on the BASRE project.”