To facilitate access for a close visual inspection of a rail bridge structure, Brisbane-based company DellaCorda Specialist Services hired two track trolleys and six, 50 metre long 20mm steel wire rope cables from Kennards Hire Rail.
Weighing only 47kg and capable of transporting up to SWL 1250kg, the track trolley can be easily lifted on and off tracks by two men. Available in all three track gauges, the trolley features a fully compliant brake system, TOC Waiver and in-date brake test.
The track trolleys were used to counter safety issues present on the project and improve access to the inspection area.
“Rail bridges often have an uneven surface or open deck, making it an unacceptable risk to walk along while carrying heavy equipment,” said DellaCorda Specialist Services Operations Manager, Stuart Richardson. “The trolleys from Kennards Hire Rail are state-of-the-art compared to others available on the market. The completion of works on time would not have been possible without them.”
Family-owned company, DellaCorda Specialist Services has been providing building facade inspections, structural surveys, vertical confined space and hazardous atmospheres works, as well as concrete and render remedial works, for more than 10 years. The company also undertakes protective coating remedial works, difficult access rigging and difficult access onsite welding.
“We prefer to hire the equipment we need on a project by project basis as it allows us to have immediate access to resources,” Stuart explained. “It means we don’t have to purchase, store and have the ongoing maintenance and certification costs of equipment we may not use on a regular basis or delivers an ROI,” he added.
For more information on Kennards Hire Rail visit www.kennards.com.au/rail