Tracked spider access machines
Any Location, long reach
Positive Health and Safety attitude
Site survey and birthing plans
Drop zones identified
On the day site survey
Staff trained to industry standard
Drip trays for sensitive sites
Trees grow, and eventually get in the way of vital infrastructure requiring maintenance, it is then that access to prune the trees becomes an issue. Trees also get in the way of installing new infrastructure. The solution for easy access is with a tracked spider machine for tree pruning. We have customers commercial and domestic customers in this sector including Crossrail, Railtrack, electrical companies and the Highways Agency.
The arborialist (tree surgeon) is commonly required for clearing trees to access electrical cables. All our staff are trained to the highest industry standards in health an safety for the electrical and tree environments.
Site surveys and birthing plans are completed in advance, taking account of access to the site, with where the tracked access machine will sit to reach the working position. The risk assessment and method statement document will include a diagram with a plan of the location and the siting of the machine, also the requirements of tree surgeons identifying drop zones for stuff cut off trees to avoid damage to our machine and operators. Viking Access will suggest the appropriate machine for the terrain and reach required.
An on the day survey will check that the ground surface is suitable for the machine, and that wind speeds are within safe tolerances, especially important when working in the tree tops.
The pictures on this page are of our tracked spider machine in use clearing trees close to overhead cables near Clitheroe, Lancashire