Hastings Pier

We were recently presented with the task of designing and installing permanent access systems on the underside of Hastings Pier.

Hastings Pier underside

The pier suffered extensive fire damage in October 2010, destroying an estimated 95% of the superstructure. The Hastings Pier Charity was formed shortly afterwards, and funding was secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which enabled restoration work to commence in January 2014.

Due to the nature of this project, no steel sections were able to be drilled, so we at SafetyLiftinGear had to design and fabricate bespoke stainless steel brackets for the mounting of our permanent horizontal safety lines.

Stainless steel bracket

The safety lines will provide over 170 metres of safe access for engineers when completing future maintenance and inspections along the underside of the pier.

This project is yet another example of SLG's ability to provide a bespoke solution for any brief. Visit our Height Safety department or contact us now to get what you need for your project.