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Bulk material delivery checklist

Planning aid

To ensure optimal work procedures, it is advisable to consider the following:

1.) Determine building site requirements:

At which times is it possible to work? If in doubt, consult neighbours and the local planning authority.
What methods can be used for material delivery?
All materials in one load
Three or more bulk transporters with one tube connection
Rotating delivery/ afternoon deliveries

2.) Determine access for bulk transporters as soon as possible. It is advisable to bear the following in mind:

The parking area and access route must be able to bear the weight of a 40 t truck (8t axle weight/ 16-18 m length)
Check headroom and width of access route (turbolift approx. 2.55 m/height of bulk transporter approx. 3.8 - 4.0 m)
Unsuitable parking areas have overhead cables or trees in the immediate vicinity
Certain containers and the Vulkalift require support during use. The ground must be able to bear a weight of up to
10 t.
The Vulkalift requires a clear area for support of up to 7 m during operation.
If necessary, consult the planning authority to ensure that the parking area is suitable.
Ensure that unauthorised access of planning parking areas is prevented.

3.) Orders should be placed in written form. You should specify:

The full address of the site for delivery
The date and time at which delivery is required
Name of contact person with mobile number
Length of transfer tube required in metres

4.) Delivery day:

The building site personnel should cooperate with the turbolift operator in erecting and taking down the tube system.
  Please bear in mind: 
Observe health and safety building site regulations
Avoid kinks in tubes
Keep tubes straight
Maintain large radius curves
Support the tube on the roof so that a uniform curve is formed.
Do not throw tubes from roof when taking down.


Tubing on the roof:
Observe health and safety building site regulations
The turbolift operator and personnel on the roof should communicate using clearly understandable hand signals or a walkie-talkie.
Protect vertical building sections (and particularly glass elements) against the material being applied. Vehicles positioned near the building should be removed or protected against falling debris.
Pedestrians should be prevented from accessing the danger zone.
Avoid kinking the tube during manipulation on the roof. It is always advisable, if possible, to have one or two other men to hold the tube on the roof.
Even after the material container has been emptied, bear in mind that residual material will continue to emerge from the tube. It is thus advisable to plan for a required stoppage in advance. Continue to hold the tube until it is fully emptied.
If the material transfer ceases because the tube is kinked, the force required to reinflate the tube can cause uncontrolled movements of the tube head. Ask a colleague to help hold the head.
Material transfer can produce high levels of dust, particularly in the summer months. It is thus advisable to ensure that a water supply is available. Water should be injected into the penultimate and last tube using a GK coupling.

5.) Complaints/Damage:

Any complaints should be made to the driver/operator on-site and recorded in the material transfer document.
Any complaints with regard to short delivery should be made in the delivery checklist (DIN 4226, DIN 52110 u. DIN 52101). Vulkatec will not recognise complaints made in other forms.
Any damage caused by the Turbolift during material transfer must also be noted in the material transfer document and claims should be submitted as soon as possible with supportive documentation.

Vulkatec can accept no liability for damage to buildings, portable property or personal injuries that arise as a result of non-compliance with the requirements of the "Bulk material delivery checklist".



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