LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION – QUAD REACH NEW HEIGHTS THANKS TO LOBO
Derby’s new centre for art and film, QUAD, has teamed up with another Derby company to provide the world’s most successful modular access system, LOBO, enabling staff to work at height in comfort and safety.
A safe and solid work platform, the LOBO System can be configured to meet any access application. It is put together without any tools and its unique, patented clamp provides a safe and secure working facility up to a maximum height of 10 metres. Personnel can reconfigure the system, adapting it from one project to another, with ease.
“The LOBO is sturdy, solid and comfortable, extremely safe for use by all our height workers,” said QUAD technical manager, Oli Melia. “We have many uses for the LOBO at QUAD such as installation work in the gallery and lighting rig within the cinema. It is also used for general height work in the building.” By fitting wheels, LOBO can be moved around a site and it can be assembled, taken down and reassembled quickly. It is easy to flat-pack and transport.
“Once erected, LOBO is easy to manoeuvre around the gallery. This enables us to get the job done quickly but most importantly, safely. Compared to everyday scaffolding, LOBO ticks all the right boxes and is extremely cost effective. Because it can be dismantled into sizable parts, we find the upright storage facility invaluable.
” The equipment is made in the UK and is available in various kit forms or, to meet specific applications, LOBO engineers will design a bespoke system. One of its benefits is that extending kits can be purchased to accommodate changing needs. Robert Bokros, LOBO Systems’ managing director, said: “Evidence from satisfied users on both sides of the Atlantic illustrates incredible cuts in scaffolding costs, reduced down-time whilst waiting for it to arrive and be erected and less reliance on outside contractors.
In most cases the payback time for LOBO is measured in months when compared to conventional scaffolding. On our website we identify these savings from actual case histories.”