Delivery and Collection of TrakMats

Delivery

The mats are shipped, stored and transported to and from site on double pallets, numbering 30 to a pallet, and are securely strapped at all times. Forklifts are used to move, load and unload palletised mats, both at depot and at site, during delivery and pick up.

Deployment

Once the mats have arrived at site, each pallet is lifted off the delivery vehicle by a forklift and moved to various designated drop off points along the proposed temporary access track or pad, starting with the first pallet at the commencement of the trackway. Metal or plastic buckets containing the connectors and other connection items are carried separately to the designated drop off points. The pallet is unstrapped and ground Access Hire personnel will lift the mats off the pallet and place each mat in the previously specified location, to commence formation of the temporary access way. The mats are either placed as a parallel trackway, solid trackway or laid to form turning, parking or reversing areas i.e. pads.

Decommissioning / De-installation

Once the requirement for mats is completed, a forklift will move empty pallets to various designated drop off points along the proposed temporary access track or pad, starting with the first pallet at the end of the existing trackway.

Ground Access Hire personnel will unscrew, disconnect and remove all connectors and additional connection items and place in the designated metal or plastic buckets. Ground Access Hire personnel will then lift each mat and place it on the empty pallet until 30 mats have been loaded. The metal or plastic buckets are carried separately to the designated pick up area.

The pallet is then strapped and the forklift returns the full pallet to the pick up area ready for pick up.

Once the first 30 mats are loaded onto the first pallet, Ground Access Hire personnel will de-install the mats in repetitive method, until the entire temporary access track is deinstalled.

Quality Assurance of Deployment and De-installation

On deploying mats to complete the formation of the temporary access trackway, a qualified Ground Access Hire operations supervisor, or equivalent manager, will inspect the track and all forms of connection that have been used in provision of that track.

It is to be noted that due to the dynamic nature of soil and ground conditions, that periodic inspection of the temporary access track should be carried out by Ground Access Hire personnel, or the client’s personnel, to ensure no problems are occurring. If any problem does occur, all movement of vehicles and plant along the temporary access trackway should cease immediately until Ground Access Hire personnel can inspect the problem. Ground Access Hire personnel will at that point review the access requirements viz a viz ground conditions and carry out any remedial or additional action to solve the problem(s), including upgrading of connection options.


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