381 Bath Road, Worcester,
Possibly the Worlds Best Cover Lifter
Reduce Costs & Injuries
Referring to Fig 1
This shows a perspective view of the entire lifting apparatus and lifting cradle.
Ref 1 Shows the inspection chamber with the cover removed.
Ref 2 Shows the split cover removed and positioned to one side.
Ref 3 Shows the lifting cradle in position and attached to the chamber cover.
Ref 4 Shows the lifting bar attached to the pivoting tripod and to the lifting cradle via the hook and lifting eye.
Ref 5 Shows the tripod positioned and leveled for lifting.
The present invention of the apparatus has been designed to remove, lift and replace all types and weights of chamber cover, gully or grating easily, and in order to prevent injury to users.
Firstly, the action of pushing down on the lever bar rather than having to bend and lift a cover eliminates the stress and weight that is put onto the body (especially back, shoulders and knees) and so helps to prevent injury.
Secondly, the adjustable multi-headed locking / securing keys allow secure fixing of the lifting cradle to the cover without the need for special lifting keys. This secure fixing eliminates the possibility of the cover slipping or wobbling whilst the worker is lifting or replacing the cover. This is especially important if the cover is constructed in 2 halves.
The apparatus comprises mainly 2 parts – the main lifting bar (Fig 1, 4) with a telescopic handle bar (Fig 1, 6) at one end, and the hook bar (Fig 1, 7) which is also telescopic, at the other end. This lifting bar is attached to a tripod (Fig 1, 5). The hook at the end of the hook bar attaches to the lifting cradle (Fig 1, 3) that secures to the chamber cover (Fig 1, 2) via the multi-headed locking/securing keys and is stabilised by the securing base plate and stabilising feet (Fig 1, 1).