Case Study – Avoiding Repeat Canopy Impacts

Repeat canopy impacts are very damaging to the revenue of sites that incur them and often result in safety issues and necessitate at least one lane being closed whilst the site is made safe. There are three feasible solutions to pro-actively preventing canopy impacts and we have illustrated examples of each.

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Project – Avoiding Repeat Canopy Impacts Using A Physical Barrier

At Sandbach services, we had maintained the canopy, which was 3.5m high and was continually being impacted by high sided vehicles, despite the clear warning signs. After analysis the cost trend on our XmoMan Management Information System, we proposed to our client that we specially design a goal-post barrier that we still expected to be hit, despite any warning signs we installed, but the cost of repair for a steel beam would be much less and less aesthetically damaging to the site revenues than an impacted canopy that may necessitate a lane closure when it happens. The goalpost needed to be robust and required concrete footings and a crane to install it, but we designed it to have large warning signs on chains that would warn drivers as clearly as we could, but the design made them relatively easy and cost effective to replace. Since installing this physical barrier, it has paid for itself several times over.

Project – Avoiding Repeat Canopy Impacts by Removing The Strike Target

Canopy redesigns Xmo Strata crews have developed a particular expertise in reshaping canopies to avoid the risk of impacts from high vehicles. The work is proposed where there is either a perceived risk, or alternatively one or more actual impacts have occurred.

The work saves the cost associated with impacts and is more effective than other methods (warning signs, for example).

Project – Avoiding Canopy Impact damage by Raising The Canopy Structure

If a Filling Station canopy is impacted several times, the site layout prevents a physical barrier being fitted and the impacts are in the middle of the leading edge, it may not be feasible to remove the point of impact. That said, it is feasible to lift the canopy using several cranes (two is the minimum to facilitate a safe back-up in case of unexpected mechanical failure). This operation requires the involvement of a qualified structural engineerCrew trained, Experienced and Equipped to install and maintain structural component of canopies. to calculate the lift points and a highly skilled structural site team to effect the lift and qualified electricians to deal with the wiring and lighting element of the job. Before the lift is effected, stanchion extension sections are manufactured and inserted before the canopy is re-secured. In the pictures shown, the stanchions have been clad to ensure that the finished job meets the exacting visual standards expected by the customer.