Spinaclean came in second out of 670 submissions worldwide at the Engie Innovation Awards, with recognition for its SkyVac system.
Yasir Patel, innovation development manager at Engie, said: “Minimising the working at height risk has historically been very costly, but with the long reach of the SkyVac, costs can be significantly reduced, with the added benefit of keeping our engineers’ feet on the ground. SkyVac is a multi-use, low cost, high reach inspection and cleaning system which removes the need for out of hours working and costly plant and scaffold. The lightweight system eliminates the health and safety risk of working at height. It can also be used into buildings where drones are not allowed to fly. Engie works at 14,000 sites in the UK, and a pilot of SkyVac revealed that 50% of sites may be suitable for the use of SkyVac. This means that savings could be almost £13.9 million across the UK, as well as the 100% elimination of health and safety risks of working at height.”