Concrete contractor Castle & Pryor has invented the Sindrilla system which mounts the drill in a frame.
It is designed as a direct replacement for traditional hand-held rotary percussion drilling which exposes site workers to the risk of developing Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).
Castle & Pryor has tested the system on its recent car park job at Gatwick Airport and Morgan Sindall is using it at Heathrow Airport where it is being used to pin shuttering to existing concrete.
The frame-mounted system is easy to operate and also contains a vacuum unit to minimise the spread of dust.
Morgan Sindall project manager Andrew Swann said: “I see the concept of this machine as an innovative solution to completely eliminate HAVS exposure.
“The unique design is quick and easy to manoeuvre around meaning that a high number of holes can easily be drilled in a shift.
“The built in dust vacuum extraction unit also significantly reduces the exposure to and risk posed by silica dust.
“All in all this piece of kit eliminates exposure to hazards of occupational health whilst still being efficient and effective.
“Hopefully we can also apply this design and modify to suit other standard tasks to keep reducing the risk of occupational health hazards on our future projects.”
Watch the Sindrilla system in action