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Specialising in the transportation and assembly of sensitive electronic and medical equipment in the UK, Bishopsgate has seen an increased demand for providing an express service into Scotland that competes directly with dedicated courier vehicles…but at a much lower price point.
With such sensitive and valuable equipment, our clients have always relied on the quality of our box sided vehicles and security checked crews and can trust that their goods will get there safely and on time. But this new daily service affords our clients much more flexibility as it shortens the delivery window.
We can now collect a piece of medical equipment from Germany on a Monday, ship it overnight to the UK on Tuesday and deliver into a Glasgow hospital on Wednesday morning. This service competes with air freight and as the goods travel unpacked it is very cost effective too.
Bishopsgate’s Sales Manager John Winter adds, “And it’s not just when it gets there but how it gets there. This is not a ‘groupage’ service where it sometimes seems that the objective is to cram as much product onto the vehicle as possible” He adds, “Our secure, tagged and boxed line haul service only carries high quality technical and clean goods…and often they are ‘naked’ and unpacked too!” When you consider that the cost of packaging can sometimes be disproportionate to the value of the goods, the savings that can be made can be quite impressive”.
For more information on the new daily line haul service to Scotland, Bishopsgate or TENESO Europe SE, please contact:
John Winter. Telephone: 0208 267 6250
Bishopsgate, have introduced a two tier training programme to increase crew’s awareness of the dangers of asbestosis.
The word Asbestos is from Greek meaning ‘unquenchable / inextinguishable’.
Asbestos was first found to have been used 4,500 years ago in cookware due to its strengthening and heat resistant properties and was mined as long as 4,000 years ago. In history Asbestos was woven into cloth which allowed the cloth to be placed in fire for cleaning as with the napkin of Parviz the King of Sassanian (531-537).
The use of Asbestos in the UK started during the early 18th century but became more widespread during the industrial revolution when it was used within buildings.
Asbestos is present in drywall & joint compounds, plaster, gas mask filters, vinyl tiles, adhesives, roofing tars/felt/siding/shingles, countertops, pipes, fireproofing/clothing/internal fire doors, brake pads, stage curtains, fine filters, thermal insulation. In fact you would be amazed how many things do contain Asbestos.
As Asbestos became widely used it is believed that some factory owners may have noticed that some of their employees were suffering health issues, although no direct link to Asbestos was made at the time and the first case of Asbestosis was not officially diagnosed until 1924. The ban on Blue & Brown Asbestos in the UK was passed in 1985 which followed with the ban of White Asbestos in 1999. Asbestos only becomes a health issue if airborne so in 2012 the Control of Asbestos Regulations came into effect. All non-domestic buildings have to manage the Asbestos present within their buildings. All companies (mainly construction industry) who have operatives that may come into contact with Asbestos must provide training to their employees.
Tim Bloch, Bishopsgate MD says, “It is a part of our everyday business to install and to remove safes and ATMs. It is essential that our crews have a greater understanding of the risks involved before working in any area of risk. This comprehensive training programme ensures that our crews are fully aware and protected”.
Our TENESO Europe SE partner in Sweden, MTAB, has alerted us to a new law regarding winter tyres in Sweden that took effect on the 1st January 2013. If you are using a UK courier to deliver into Sweden in a Luton or a Transit van then this new requirement may affect you. We understand that all vehicles over 3.5t are being checked when entering Swedish borders and many are simply not being allowed to continue without the correct tyres. We can provide an alternative low cost solution taking full advantage of our our TENESO Sweden partner. If we can help, please do not hesitate to contact us.
22 November 2012
Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications
Winter tyre requirements for heavy vehicles
The Swedish Government today has decided new provisions for winter tyres for heavy vehicles. The new regulation will enter into force on the 1 January 2013. This means that all heavy vehicles using Swedish roads must be equipped with winter tyres, or equivalent on the vehicle’s driving axle during the period 1 December to 31 March when winter road conditions prevail.
In recent winters we have had accidents that have stopped traffic for long periods, even though most heavy vehicles have had tyres with currently adequate tread depth. More stringent requirements will therefore now be introduced.
“Today s decision means that one more piece of the jigsaw is in place for safer roads and better accessibility for both the business sector and the individual. The requirements apply to all heavy vehicles regardless of nationality and thus contributes better to safety as well as to equality in competition terms,” says Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd, Minister for Infrastructure.
There were no fireworks at The Nuffield Health, Brighton Hospital this past November 5th, when Teneso executed a challenging specialist delivery of a GE CT scanner.
Mitsafetrans, the Italian shareholder of Teneso, teamed up with Bishopsgate, the UK & Irish shareholder of Teneso and collaborated successfully to complete this placement and final positioning of this two ton scanner which had come direct from Italy on behalf of Alliance Medical.
Giulio Chiaia, Operations Director from Italy worked with Jake Bloch, IT & Quality Manager from UK to provide all the necessary Risk Assessments and Method Statements to ensure that the relevant stakeholders in this project were satisfied and that the delivery on the day went smoothly, efficiently and with no surprises!
The careful planning was necessary because of the challenging environments, floor levels and distances involved.
The system had to be craned from an upper car park level, 25 metres across a grassy bank and down 5 metres onto a lower level door way access.
It was a UK truck with an Italian made Fassi mounted crane, supplied by Bishopsgate which was utilized to lift the CT through the top of the Mitsafetrans truck with a roll-top roof.
The goods were guided carefully to the landing platform at the door way from where the European Hi Tech installation crews worked together to carefully position the CT into its final resting place ready for commissioning.
SO DO NOT FORGET WHEN YOU HAVE THAT DIFFICULT DELIVERY, OFF-LOADING & POSITIONING OF EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED OUT WHETHER THE DELIVERY IS WITHIN THE UK OR IN EUROPE BISHOPSGATE HAS THE SOLUTION.
We were recently asked to deliver 4 x 250kg 4-drawer fire proof filing cabinets into the basement of an Edwardian office building. But the only way to get these cabinets into the basement was through a trap door from the hallway entrance. Armed with a site survey, the crew arrived with a stair robot, aluminium plates, a 2t gantry large enough to do the job but small enough to manoeuvre inside the restricted access and plenty of time to complete the task
Kris & Martin were pleased on how well the job had gone. Kris said afterwards, “I was a bit worried when I couldn’t get the gantry hook to move across the top of the beam but a few apologies to the client in advance of a few whacks with the hammer clearly did the trick. Martin added, “It’s not an everyday occurrence that we get installations like this but the challenging ones are still the most fun”
I was reminded of a conversation that I had recently when I was asked, “What is the largest product that you have ever moved?” Thinking of the recent past, I replied that we had helped at an exhibition and a prestigous product launch of the new Fiat 500 in central London for TENESO Italy.
Take a look at the attached! This modified Fiat 500 was ‘craned’ onto the top of a disused office building to take up its prime position in central London where the whole of Oxford Street and its thousands of shopppers could see. You will see Selfridges nestling in the background of the photograph
Bishopsgate’s project team have the know how and the capability to take on ‘one off’ projects such as this and it certainly tests their ingenuity and innovation skills. Sometimes, you need this when handling the bread and butter work too but is never as exciting or as impressive to the outside observor.
Since this launch, the Fiat 500 has gone from success to success and I have no doubt that the impressive marketing support has helped positi
It’s out with the not so old and in with the very new for Wiltshire based, Bishopsgate Specialist Installations. Bishopsgate have just seen delivery of 4 Mercedes Benz trucks to add to their existing modern fleet. 12 new vehicles have been acquired in 2011 and each and every one of them has been equipped to a very high and impressive specification that includes full height tail lifts and rigid box sides.
managing director, Tim Bloch states, “ The decision to expand our fleet at this time will allow us to extend our delivery capability and will directly benefit our customers with faster transit times. A modern fleet in our new distinctive livery is helping us to promote our brand to a wider audience, and increase our delivery capability, our reliability and the modern Euro 5 engines are providing us with excellent economy too
The company will continue investment in network expansion, ground infrastructure, personnel development and improved processes to support our business growth”.
Our 2 man delivery crews often face some real challenges getting customers machines up stairs. Often the only way to achieve a delivery would be to use a magic carpet! But the next best thing in the real world is to use a stair climber or a stair robot. They come in many different guises and sizes and while they are not the panacea for all deliveries our crews could not operate fully without them.
To support Bishopsgate Specialist Logistics & Installation’s growth we have invested in 30 new machines. Magic carpets they are not but they will enable the crews to deliver Safes, UPS Machines and other oversized equipment in the tightest of locations more easily.
If you need help with a particulalry awkward installation, then contact us to see if we can help
Donna called to thank us for the excellent work performed by Mark Darlington and Malcolm Jackson, who were tasked recently with delivering a “hospital bed” to a home address, which is always challenging!
Donna mentioned that she was ”particularly impressed with the communication in advance of the delivery and then the tenacity shown by the crew to manoeuvre the bed successfully to ensure the customer got exactly what they wanted”
Although having called the crew to pass on her thanks personally Donna wanted to ensure all relevant parties hear about this and receive thanks for their part in delivery from warehouse pick through trunk to delivery.
When a Bishopsgate employee attended a computer collection at a high security premise the other day he came across more than the usual challenges.
Confronted by an angry lady who had been remonstrating with employees at the establishment, armed with scissors in her hand, he took swift action that according to the Inspector of the local police force, “Prevented injury to herself and possibly others in the enquiry office area” He added, “Clearly, the situation could have been very dangerous and it was commendable that your driver took the actions that he did”
“I suppose I didn’t really think about it. This was my first job of the day and I couldn’t really be held up that early in the day. I had so many more deliveries to sort out”
All in a days work? We too would like to add our thanks to him and his partner for bringing what could have been a very unpleasant event to a good conclusion