Improving depot efficiency with a Rolling Roof Access Platform


In response to Hitachi Rail's need for enhanced depot efficiency and streamlined maintenance operations, our team embarked on a project to develop a cutting-edge rolling roof access platform at Etches Park Derby.

The primary objective of the project was to design and implement a rolling roof access platform that would provide seamless accessibility to the entire unit, optimising maintenance processes and reducing disruption to depot operations.

In response, we developed a state-of-the-art rolling roof access platform equipped with innovative features to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

By installing the rolling roof access platform, we facilitated easy and safe access to all areas of the unit, eliminating the need for bulky manual methods and scaffolding.

The platform was designed with a smooth rolling mechanism, allowing for effortless movement across the roof of the unit. This feature significantly reduced the time and effort required to manoeuvre the platform, enhancing overall operational efficiency.

With the implementation of the rolling roof access platform, depot downtime was minimised as maintenance and inspection tasks could be completed more quickly and efficiently. This resulted in cost savings for Hitachi and ensured minimal disruption to their operations.

The successful install of the rolling roof access platform has had a positive outcome:

Increased Efficiency Maintenance and inspection tasks are completed in a fraction of the time compared to traditional methods, leading to increased efficiency and productivity.

Reduced Disruption: Depot operations experience minimal disruption during maintenance activities, allowing Hitachi to maintain their service schedules and meet customer demands.

Enhanced Safety: The platform's design prioritises safety, providing workers with a secure and stable environment to perform their tasks, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.

The rolling roof access platform project at Etches Park Derby demonstrates our continued commitment to innovation and practicality in addressing the unique challenges faced by our clients.

By enhancing roof access, providing seamless unit accessibility, and minimising depot downtime and disruption, our solution has proven invaluable to Hitachi Rail and the broader industry. We are confident that the success of this project will serve as a benchmark for future attempts in optimising depot efficiency and maintenance operations.