The undertakers where sited in a very quiet part of Cambridge, not far from the city centre. MSL provided Reactive Maintenance Services and our Projects Team were invited to offer a solution to a problem to which other companies had failed.
Sometime ago the client had a concrete ramp installed, so they could move the coffins from the lower area up into the chapel of rest by the use of a trolley. Over time the concrete ramp became a Health & Safety issue. There was much discussion as to what the solution could be, either break out the existing and replace with a timber framework etc. MSL came up with a solution by introducing a disabled ramp access system.
CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
- Produce a 3D drawing of the proposal for the client to agree
- Attend site, chalk out the area to see if the proposal would work with the coffins and trollies used on a daily basis
- Fit the new ‘Rapid Ramp System’ over the existing concrete ramp
- After completion make sure again that the trolley with the coffin on could be manoeuvred safely from the lower area up into the Chapel of Rest
The funeral director at the site had been waiting for some time for a solution to the H&S issue. They contacted MSL who came up with a speedy solution with as little disruption to the funeral directors property and daily duties to operate safely.
When installed and complete we had an e-mail back from the funeral director to say that they were highly impressed with the solution that MSL provided and have had no further issues, since the ramp was installed.