The site is extremely safety conscious and needed to replace several pieces of access equipment to enable staff to work safely at height. TB Davies Chris Chivell who visited Fox’s to advise on the best solution said, “I have worked with the Fox’s team before and the site is typical of a factory in continuous operation for decades. Years ago little consideration was given on how to gain safe access to machinery and whilst Fox’s incorporate state of the art production equipment and techniques the physical site plan can be challenging.”
Fox’s Biscuits is celebrating the debut of its Ambers everyday indulgence range with a £3m multi-media campaign that runs until December. At the forefront of the campaign is a TV ad featuring Vinnie the Panda, who shares his love for the brand. Ambers a two year old filly owned by Fox’s recently hit the headlines as the first racehorse at Ascot to arrive wearing a hat. Ascot’s official milliner Stephen Jones, who has also designed for likes of Madonna and Kate Moss produced the creation at a cost £8,000.
Sporting feathers in this season’s hot colours of orange and purple, with poppies and corn stalks tucked into a wide brim, Ambers hat was the match of any Royal Enclosure visitor. Amber and Vinnie will be broadcasting their antics throughout the summer with the ads linked to a Facebook social media campaign that gives consumers the chance to win free Ambers.
To meet anticipated demand and keep the biscuits coming Chris Chivell continued, “It was essential that both scheduled and emergency maintenance to the ovens and production line could be made quickly and easily, the machines are at several heights and the staff vary in both age and gender with some big guys working alongside more petite ladies.”
“After careful consideration and a site demonstration we decided the Sherpascopic Work Platform was the best all round solution.”
The Sherpascopic from TB Davies has a large working area of 600 x 420mm with a new guardrail system includes an automatically closing gate, providing the user with 360° protection from falls. Height adjustment for the new Sherpascopic is based on a gravity latch located at the level of the users hands that is easy to reach and intuitive to use. Stabiliser legs feature a telescopic mechanism that allows them to be used on uneven surfaces.