Resort General Manager, Ivan Hill, estimated that it was costing around $1,000 to change a lamp in the carpark, once you added in the hire of a cherry picker and electrical contractor time on site. They had also experienced thefts of flags from flag poles around the property as the ropes were accessible from the ground.
So when they heard about the Safe Swivel™ Joint and how easy it is to convert existing rigid poles to lowering poles, they jumped at the opportunity to get their poles converted.
Electrical contractor, Jason Pennell from Silver Sands Electrical Services, was onsite to change the poles to lowering poles — a process that takes under one hour per pole to complete thanks to the Swivelpole™ Pole Conversion System (can be purchased or hired from Swivelpole). No hot work permits or special safety equipment needed, and work can be done at ground level.
Previously, equipment could be out-of-order until a number of fixtures needed changing or until access equipment could be organised, which would lead to poorly lit areas of the property. As well as concern for the safety and security of staff and guests, this has implications for property and public liability insurance premiums.
Maintenance staff can now easily upgrade, change, clean or inspect lamps or flags without specialist equipment such as cherry pickers or ladders or specialist expertise. This means their lighting fixtures are better maintained and serviced when they individually require it.
The optional security cover for the Safe Swivel™ Joint is a custom-made, lockable plate covering access bolts, therefore protecting flags and expensive luminaires from theft.
Swivelpole™ also have a range of commercial solutions launched in June 2017 — both freestanding (F-Series) or wall /column mounted (C-Series).