Investing in Robotic Demolition

C. Jackson & Sons Investing in Robotic Demolition

Never ones to stand still at C. Jackson & Sons, we have recently invested in a Brokk 110 demolition robot. A move which will enable us to increase efficiency and enhance safety with minimal impact on our environment.

At less than 800mm wide and 1900mm long it may look a small machine but it wields the same demolition power as a 5 tonne excavator (five times its size!).

Compact Size

The Brokk 110 folds up into an incredibly small package which belies its power. It can fit through doors, onto elevators and can climb stairs. Weighing less than 1000kg’s it is also the perfect machine on weaker floor loads. Despite this, it has an incredible 3.5 metre reach including tool.

All this means it can reach the places where traditional demolition methods have struggled and will take on the tasks efficiently and safely.

Safe & Efficient

The Brokk 110 is controlled remotely by one of our operators enabling them to manoeuvre the machine efficiently with a better, safer view of the work. The remote control keeps the operator clear of exposed areas and eliminates the risk of harmful vibrations.

The move to demolition robotics really is a sign of the advancing times. Not only does it create a much safer working environment by removing the operator from the ‘front line’ it also provides a solution to existing environmental problems. The Brokk is electro-hydraulically powered which means it can operate internally in confined spaces with zero emissions of harmful fumes. Noise and vibrations are also vastly reduced ensuring the impact on our environment really is kept to a minimum.

We wasted no time in getting it to work. The Brokk was delivered straight to site on a prestigious demolition contract in Central Cambridge. More of which I’m sure will feature on our case studies page in the near future.

If you would like to discuss any upcoming projects you may have please get in touch on our contact us page.

Introducing Our New Lorry

Introducing Our New Lorry

As part of C Jackson & Sons continual investment into the company we are pleased to have taken delivery of our new lorry.

The SCANIA P410 XT, pictured here in our new sign writing, is a market leader renowned for its incredible performance, durability and reliability. Attributes highly valued at C Jackson & Sons.

The new lorry will be driven by Barry, forcing his previous Scania into a well deserved retirement having served him and the company so reliably since 2008 and clocking almost 290,000 miles.

Whilst our fleet of Roll On / Roll Off skip Lorries mainly service our own demolition and asbestos removal works we also provide a standalone service. We are able to supply 20, 30 & 40 cubic yard Roll On / Roll Off skips including haulage & waste disposal. We operate our lorries throughout Bedford, Cambridge, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Peterborough, St Albans, Stevenage, Watford, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire & North London.

Working Safely During Covid-19

C. Jackson & Sons continue to support our clients, present and new, throughout the Covid-19 epidemic.

Whilst the Covid-19 epidemic does pose us new challenges, we are keenly following guidance issued by the Government, The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and industry bodies to ensure we are able to provide safest working practices.

Our detailed Covid-19 procedures and risk assessments take into account:

  • Travel to work
  • Site Access and Egress Points
  • Handwashing
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Canteens, Kitchens & Rest Areas
  • Use of Changing facilities, shorts and drying rooms
  • Work planning to avoid close working
  • Situations Social Distancing cannot be applied
  • Cleaning

We have invested heavily in training, awareness and resources to ensure our work has minimal impact on the people and environments in which we work.

You can continue to contact us using all of the regular channels.

Specialist Reclaim Stocks

Whilst our usual reclaim stocks are limited to bricks, slates and tiles, due to the nature of our work we occasionally have other items for sale.

We currently have a large quantity of very good quality oak railway sleepers for sale as pictured here.

Please contact us to find out more.

C. Jackson & Sons receive FORS Accreditation

C. Jackson & Sons are pleased to announce we have been assessed and met the Silver level requirements of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).

FORS is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.

Becoming a FORS member demonstrates our company is managing its work related road risk (WRRR) – and demonstrates to our customers and supply chain our commitment to exceeding the industry standard.