Sparrows to inspect hoists at gypsum plants

12 July 2017


Sparrows Group will inspect all lifting equipment at CertainTeed’s 17 US gypsum plants as part of the company’s largest-ever contract outside the energy industry.

The lifting equipment includes overhead cranes, crawler cranes, hoists and loose lifting equipment.

As part of the contract, Sparrows will provide an identification system to control equipment and records, which will be accessible through the company’s online client portal. This increases efficiency, says Sparrows, as well as ensuring transparency and reducing the risk of non-compliances.

Stewart Mitchell, chief executive officer at Sparrows, said: “This is a major step forward in our diversification strategy, transferring the extensive knowledge we have in lifting and inspection services into new markets and regions.

“Sparrows has an extremely experienced inspection team that will optimise the reliability and safety of all lifting equipment at CertainTeed’s plants. By engaging us to work across all of their plants we can provide them with confidence in the consistency of quality throughout their operations. Knowledge and skills built up over many years in oil and gas and the high standards the industry demands are bringing benefits to other sectors.”