12:33 pm, Friday 23 March, 2012
The people behind SkySiren. Photo: CHSG
The SkySiren, an innovative safety solution to reduce risks of work injury, was among the winners at the Construction Health and Safety Group (CHSG) awards.
The product won the Beaumont Safety trophy, an award which recognises the best new working solutions for the prevention of construction industry accidents. The ceremony took place earlier this month at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in London.
The SkySiren is designed to reduce injury risks through entrapment when operating a boom type MEWP. It works by immediately stopping the powered access platform when the operator becomes trapped. The device is also capable of alerting colleagues to the incident so that they can carry out an emergency rescue procedure.
SkySiren’s developer, the Nationwide Platforms said that the product has already been used on more than 30 sites across the United Kingdom, with projects including the Heathrow Airport, Crossrail and the Scottish Hydro Arena.
Nationwide Platforms executive director of business development and key accounts, Mick Ledden was very happy with the recognition given to them.
“We’re very proud to have received the Beaumont Safety Trophy as a result of our commitment to safe working at height. Our business has been dedicated to leading the access industry in finding a solution to entrapment and the SkySiren represents that dedication.
“We will continue to strive to lead the way forward in all areas of safe working at height for the benefit of all powered access users.”
CHSG was started in 1952 and aims to provide training and support to construction and associated industries.