Salvage in action – Cawarden diverts vital hoisting equipment from landfill to benefit community special school

Salvage in action – Cawarden diverts vital hoisting equipment from landfill to benefit community special school

Cawarden has saved vital hoisting equipment from landfill with thanks to Project Manager, Dave Morris. The four hoists, which are estimated to be worth between £4,000 – £5,000 each, have been donated to Bettridge – a community special school based in Cheltenham.

Dave and his team were preparing to demolish a former Adult Disability Centre in Cheltenham, when, during their pre-demolition surveys, Dave identified the hoists as potential salvage items that could be carefully removed and donated to benefit the local community.

Hoists eliminate the need to lift a person manually, thus reducing the strain on carers’ backs and the risk of injury to the person being moved.

Luckily, Dave didn’t have to look too far to find a new home for the hoists as a local school came forward to take them – saving thousands of pounds of investment.

“We are going to arrange for the equipment to be tested and potentially set up at Bettridge School, a special need school for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties. Our Occupational Therapist has indicated several places where the hoists would be useful so please be assured they are very much appreciated.” MS J BLEASDALE HEADTEACHER

“We take great pride in reducing our impact on the environment. But often our recycling efforts go beyond environmental benefits. Salvaging items found within buildings that are due to be demolished can often benefit the local community too. Items we find can vary greatly, but I am delighted that our recent efforts of salvaging the hoisting equipment have benefitted the Bettridge School and will be put to excellent use.” MALCOLM LOWES DEMOLITION DIRECTOR