Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Safety and Protection Contract for New Logistics Facility Awarded

Half a Million Square Foot Centre Has Parking for 150+ Trucks
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UK – Safety is of course a top priority for all modern businesses, none more so than within the environment of a busy logistics warehouse where carelessness can cause all manner of accidents. To minimise risk the best systems are essential, and so a Milton Keynes based group was doubtless delighted to be selected by an industry leader for its safety and impact protection equipment fit out.

DHL Supply Chain chose Brandsafe to install a range of safety and protection equipment at the logistic group’s new 538,280 square foot campus in Manton Wood, near Worksop in Nottinghamshire, including systems designed to provide safer routing and parking for more than 150 heavy goods vehicles using the site.

Working on the specification side with design group UMC Architects and main contractors TSL, Brandsafe is also providing consultancy and project design services alongside a comprehensive aftersales support package as the multi-storey development gears up toward operational capacity later in 2021.

Armco safety barriers, featuring integrated safety ends, corners and post caps together with mezzanine, platform and side of ramp handrails, are among hundreds of items being installed by Brandsafe’s service team across a 60-acre site, which features staff car parks and connecting roads.

Column protectors, flexi delineators, bollards, speed bumps and HGV parking bay wheel stops, secure cages and pedestrian access doors have also been specified as part of measures to provide the highest standards of site safety and impact protection for the workforce and site visitors.

The equipment is manufactured at the company’s Milton Keynes site and sees close cooperation between product supplier and contractor teams as part of an extensive scope of work to provide added safety planning services and expertise.

Brandsafe ‘s UK strategic account manager, Paul Roehricht, says the company has produced a strong business performance in the last three years on the back of significant contract wins and a focus on new product development and introductions, continuing:

“The distribution campus at Manton Wood is a great example of how our products can be used together to provide a comprehensive impact safety solution for warehouse and logistics operations of all shapes and sizes. It also vindicates our continued investment in building our capability and expertise to be able to deliver time critical, complex and high-profile contracts.”

Located close to the A1 and M1 national road networks, DHL says the new centre reflects its commitment to reduce logistics-related emissions to net zero by 2050 and features several energy-saving innovations that exceed current regulations for a building of its type. These include daylight harvesting, intelligent LED lighting, solar thermal hot water, grey water harvesting for welfare facilities and landscaping irrigation.