aerial lifting—helicopter lifting services
your total aerial work solution
Need to lift something awkward? Have restricted access or a remote location? Helicopter lifting could be the answer. Often quicker and cheaper than a crane, helicopter lifting is precise and effective.
Helicopter Lifting versus Lifting by Crane
In a specialist field requiring expertise, the right plant and equipment, safety planning, project management and liaison with authorities, you can be assured Heletranz will provide a total aerial work solution for a cost effective and safe operation.
Lifting by helicopter can be an efficient way to transfer materials into remote or awkward locations which have restricted ground access and are inaccessible by crane. In many cases aerial lifting saves both time and money as materials, components, structures or machinery can be delivered straight to site with minimal risk of damage to the transported goods. Other solutions typically involve several different methods of transportation with additional planning, costs and risk of damage to components at each stage.
Whilst cranes have a restricted “reach”, the scope of helicopter lifting is almost unlimited. There are often considerable labour cost savings too when you opt for helicopter lifting. We are able to lift most things from sand, concrete, trees, poles, furniture, spa pools, air conditioning units, water tanks, signs, metal, building supplies and machinery.
Heletranz has conducted hundreds of well-planned lifting projects for private companies as well as for the Auckland City Council.
Notable Council projects include lifting trees from Government House grounds, refurbishment work on the Summerhouse at Auckland Domain, aerial mast installation on the Manukau City Council building, tree felling, pipe laying and walking track construction.
Other clients include:
Mast transportation and positioning.
Hot Spring Spas
Delivery of Spa Pool into tight location over established garden.
Field Drainage Solutions
Delivery of concrete to remote coastal location—see this in action
Installation of air conditioning units
Rockshelter installation for Manhole in Howick
Precision helicopter lifting operations can be carried out by Heletranz in both urban areas with restricted access and also in remote locations hard to reach because of rugged or coastal terrain. Our pilot and operations personnel will assist you with all lifting operations to ensure both safety and efficiency are met throughout the project.
We provide the support equipment for every job including:
Lifting & Safety equipment:
Strops and slings, nets, hooks, cables and guide ropes.
Ground-to-helicopter radios, hi-visibility vests, goggles, ear muffs, hard hats, safety boots and signage.
Fully qualified quality assurance manager. Pilots with lifting experience and an experienced overseer who will brief and guide ground crew personnel. A ground crew can also be supplied depending on the nature of the lifting assignment.
Heletranz has detailed safety and health procedures within its Policy and Procedures that are subject to independent audit for applicability and compliance.
These procedures require a separate flight/safety plan to be developed for each individual aerial work flight operation. The extent of the detail necessary for different aspects of the operation is dependent on the location and nature of the operation. Each plan is therefore compiled in accordance with a planning/check sheet to ensure that no safety issues are neglected or left out.
Heletranz looks after the entire Safety Planning process for you so that your lifting job meets all safety standards.
Field Drainage lifting project
Atlas Concrete Field Drainage Lifting Project with Heletranz—by Atlas Concrete
There are often challenges getting concrete to sites with limited access, but what do you do when it’s too far to pump and too steep to wheelbarrow? Call in a chopper!
One of our clients had the difficult task of building a new stairway beach access from the top of the steep cliffs in between St Leonard’s Bay and Narrow Neck Beach on Auckland’s North Shore. Field Drainage Specialists NZ Ltd employed the assistance of Heletranz to chopper in the materials, including the concrete for the piles and a small pad at beach level.
Atlas supplied a special mix containing micro-silica to prevent salt water penetrating the concrete and rusting the re-enforcing steel. This mix was delivered to a lookout area on the cliff top where it was transferred into a skip, which was then attached by a long cable to a Helicopter and flown down to the beach. The guys from Field Drainage Specialists, Atlas Concrete and Heletranz, positioned cliff top, in the air and down on the beach ensured a quick turn around and were able to send around 10 skip loads down to the beach to complete the job without any hiccups.