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Temporary Stairs: Moorside

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When leading North West Scaffolding contractor QED were engaged by Network Rail to provide a public access staircase to maintain operations at Moorside Railway Station in Swinton whilst the station was refurbished, their first thought was to talk to UK System Scaffold Hire.

QED Operations Director Mike Ward says “Over the last 25 years QED has built a reputation for providing the best access solutions and an integral part of that success is knowing which other specialists to work with.
“UKSSH are HAKI Public Access Staircase (PAS) specialists and once again provided the ideal solution with a minimum of fuss.”

Moorside Station forms an integral transport link for the local community, servicing several schools and offering commuters a direct link into Manchester City Centre. Using the Haki Public Access Staircase the erection time was reduced by an incredible 70%.

The build took 2 scaffolders just 12 hours to complete and the scaffold dismantle was achieved in 6 hours. Had the staircase been built using tube and fittings the staircase would have taken at least 40 hours to build and 20 hours to dismantle, which would have had a detrimental impact on the operational Railway and been more expensive to deliver.

Mike Ward continued: “The aesthetics of the HAKI PAS staircase were also of the highest standard: the temporary stairs mimicked the permanent stairway thus fitting within the confines of the station and maintaining station operations throughout and the stair landings where covered with non-slip GRP.”

UKSSH Managing Director Gary Griffiths says " This is yet another successful job for our PAS system which is so versatile it can be applied to any configuration - straight like this one or spiral "


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