New weighbridge for Leamouth Wharf
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New weighbridge for Leamouth Wharf

28 February 2017

It was time for a replacement weighbridge at Leamouth Wharf and New City Scales were selected to supply and install the new one.

The job was pre-planned and scheduled for a Saturday to minimise customer disruption. The old weighbridge was removed, the area cleared and cleaned, the new weighbridge was installed, calibrated and certificated ready for use in 7.5 hours.

The removal and installation went without any unseen hitches and is a tribute to Peter Lamb and the whole Team for a good safe job and a seamless transition.

Employees from Concrete Products and Logistics led by Andrew Burne took part in a Lendahand for the Great North Air Ambulance Service or GNAAS in Skirsgill Business Park, Penrith, Cumbria. 

Andrew commented: “The GNAAS asked us to decorate a warehouse that they had recently taken on as a new venture to aid them in their effort to handle and sort donations in the local area.

"They are also looking to start using the building to develop an “Up-cycling” service and host public relations days. Without our help they said this venture may not have happened. During the lunch break they gave us a guided tour of the nearby Air Ambulance base where we met the crew on shift, who had thankfully not been deployed that day!!

"It was very interesting to hear how the Air Ambulance Service is funded and operates, and reassuring to know that the Air Ambulance is always crewed by a highly trained Paramedic and a senior Doctor as well as the pilot so that the very serious casualties they attend receive the very best care as quick as possible.

"This saves valuable time so they then arrive at hospital already having received life-saving treatment.  The GNAAS is solely a charitable organisation with no funding coming from the NHS, so any help is greatly appreciated.

The day was hard work and the size of the task was daunting when we first arrived, but it was completed in full and we all left hoping that this was the closest we ever get to being in the Air Ambulance, but reassured it is there if required."

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