Breakdown of the Project
It is fair to say this was our biggest conversion project of 2015! Our client in Suffolk had initially approached us having been impressed at seeing a similar fire training container conversion we had previously carried out. The client required a Multi-Rig training unit for onsite personnel. After weeks of planning a complex design to the customer requirements we were ready to make a start on the units.
We formed the units from 2no. 40ft high cube new ‘one trip’ shipping containers (extra height was critical to get all the components inside). The ground floor was fitted with a confined space crawl maze, which consisted of 8no. Individual compartments that you need to climb through from the ground to the top and subsequently into the first-floor container above. We also fitted various partitions, ladders and steps to gain alternative access to the first floor. The container was fitted with fire exit doors.
The first-floor container was fitted with partitions and a large open space for additional training. The first-floor container had a ladder fitted to gain access to the roof of the container. The container roof could be accessed internally from the first-floor container or externally via a large ladder. We fitted railings across the container roof for safety. The container roof was fitted with steel chequer plate to act as flooring & supported from the first-floor ceiling. The units were painted internally in black (client wanted these as dark as possible so personnel had to feel their way around the units whilst in training) and externally in dark green. Emergency lighting was fitted throughout.
See a video below showing the job from start to finish.