This set of rules is intended to:
1.- Confirmation that the exhibitor has been informed and that they undertake to comply with and enforce these technical conditions.
The exhibitor shall sign a form to this effect.
2.- Maximum permissible weights. Load-bearing sketches.
3.- Maximum dimensions and weights of transport vehicles and loading/unloading devices.
4.- Characteristics of the vehicles to be used for loading/unloading tasks
Machinery and packages that, due to their heavyweight, cannot be unloaded and placed with the forklift trucks of less than 5,000 kg kerb weight unladen as mentioned in the previous point.
Such elements must be adapted at origin (factory) to be unloaded, handled and placed in their final location using cranes whenever they do not have the possibility of unloading by crane at the origin. Otherwise, the methods and tools necessary to unload them with a crane will have been previously agreed upon with the transport- and loading/unloading company.
6.- General rules for the location of vehicles during loading/unloading and arrangement of the machines on the stand.
. As a general rule, the minimum separation distance between the trucks and the cranes unloading them is 4 metres (see attached diagram).
– The axles of the vehicle to be unloaded must not be aligned with those of the crane or its support/anchor points, and they must be at least 3 metres apart, as shown in the attached diagram.
– Vehicles and loads should preferably be arranged so that the broadest span between their supports is aligned with the longest axis of the pavilion.
– No loads or vehicles shall ever be placed or pass over the ground utility holes, nor shall crane legs or stabilisers be placed over the utility holes or within 2 metres of them.
– The cranes must be arranged with their outriggers fully deployed to achieve a weight distribution of less than 1,250 kg/m2 in the area enclosed by such outriggers, calculated as explained in point 2 of this document. On each support or outrigger, wooden sleepers (support shims) must be used with a surface area of no less than 6.000 cm2 (approx. 80 x 80 cm) and a height of not less than 15 cm. Such sleepers may be made of any other material with the same performance to avoid excessive punching loads on the slabs.
7.- Characteristics of machine or load supports
We recommend that the points of support of the machines or loads on the slab form a grid of 2 x 1.50 metres or less. In general, the support plates are made of steel, with a minimum thickness of 8 mm and minimum dimensions of 20 x 20 cm.
8.- Calendars for assembly and disassembly.
An essential rule when handling loads with cranes or forklift trucks is that it is forbidden for any person to remain under the suspended load, not even the crane operator or the person in charge of the manoeuvre. “
Since the consequences of an accident, such as a heavy machine or package falling on the slab during assembly and disassembly work, can be very serious, we must first and foremost avoid this risk. Remember that Cevisama also occupies the next level down, level 2 pavilion 4.
The only way to install machinery on level 3 and protect personnel working on level 2 hall 4 from the consequences of an accident, as described, is to install all machinery on level 3 hall 4 before starting assembly of level 2 hall 4. Also to use those time slots that exist during the official assembly period of hall 4 level 2, for example on weekends off.“
Once all elements and machinery on level 3 and hall 4 that are dangerous to handle have been unloaded and placed in position, the assembly can proceed normally on both levels.
Something similar would have to be done for dismantling. Machinery from level 3 of hall 4 could not be removed until level 2 of hall 4 had been dismantled and emptied.
In terms of minimising risks, besides the usual precautions for loading and unloading work (delimitation of the work area, etc.), it seems appropriate that only one loading and unloading logistics company is responsible for carrying out this work on the whole hall 4 on level 3. This would ensure that you understand the rules and is committed to applying them.
If the loading and unloading company were a single company, it would also facilitate the entire loading and unloading operation. A single company would be responsible for all the coordination and the drawing up of timetables.
9.- Other considerations
On level 3, we only have compressed air intakes on the perimeter of the hall. Due to this, Feria has to carry out previous work for bringing the connections to the necessary points from level 2 to level 3. To do that, Feria Valencia needs to have the number and location of compressed air intakes necessary. Such work must be done even before the unloading of machinery on level 3 and the assembly on level 2 starts.