Ah nightshift

I had a notion to blog as i did my nightshift, workload permitting.
Started out for shift at the steamer at six twenty, the roads are dry ish for a change.

Got in to find todays shift has all but cleared the decks, only one or two tasks to mop up.

The warehouse manager system has been thrown into turmoil due to production problems and i am going to be chasing packs all night.

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Luckily the six lads that i’m in charge of all know there jobs and we all “just do” its quite a heavy job so we have the kit to cope.

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This we fellow is a twelve ton fork lift truck, as you can see, once we get started there can be some tonage shifted. We do have bigger on site, there are sixteen ton trucks. When i say sixteen ton i’m talking about there lifting capacity. Thats big enough to lift eight landrover dicovery’s at once, impressive…

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My camera system keeps the info feed and aids in the smooth flow of trafic, of which there can be around two hundred vehicle movements a day. Its empty in these photos but come three in the morning all hell breaks loose.

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Once we cleared the decks of leftover jobs the lads took the brush etc

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My rounds give me the oppertunity to inspect the progress of our new state of the art production line, due to be commisioned by the end of march.

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This is the raw board that goes on the lines to make mfc for all the kitchens and bedrooms not to mention flooring, shop fitting, racking, mezzanine etc etc.

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This place is vast yet still not big enough for warehousing needs as we still have outside storage due to an ever increasing production department.

The speed of prodution is rather fast i won’t bore you all with facts and figures about meters per min or meters cubed.

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Another vast bit of kit is our automated storage area. Each one of those double stacks weighs in at a whoping forty ton and is all controlled remotely. Quite impressive to watch once, but by the time youve seen it for the hundreth time its a bit,,, aye right oh…

Ok time to load a few wagons, hand over to the next shift then head for the hill and bed… Lovely bed…

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