Vegetation Management Support

“Rail Projects supported us on our project. They upskilled staff, enabling us to finish on budget and on time. Training was comprehensive, supplying workers with the necessary skills to complete the works safely and to a high standard. Fatigue management was also ensured.”

Graham Talbot, Head of Arboriculture

Services Delivered

Graham Talbot, Head of Vegetation Management, needed extra support on a Vegetation Management framework (De-veg) for a project in various locations in Wales. Rail Projects provided Strimmer Operatives who carried out De-Veg works around bridges. Due to the location of some sites, hotels were provided to ensure workers remained within fatigue guidelines.

Key Actions

  • Graham Talbot, RSSI’s Head of Vegetation Management needed extra
    support for a Deveg framework project in Wales.
  • Rail Projects provided Strimmer Operatives for De-Veg works around
  • Trained personnel from Rail Projects helped complete the project on time to a high standard.
  • Safety measures were put in place for worker wellbeing, including hotels in remote locations.
  • The solution allowed the project to succeed and satisfied the needs of the
    project manager.
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Project Value



Vegetation Management

Project Duration


Project Delivery

The project involved delivering a Deveg framework that the Vegetation Management division had been awarded, but Graham’s team did not have enough manpower available at certain times to carry out all the necessary works. Rail Projects was able to provide trained personnel to fill this gap and ensure the project was completed on time and to a high standard.

The team of Strimmer Operatives were fully trained and able to carry out the
necessary works safely and efficiently.

Safety measures were put in place to reduce journey times and ensure the wellbeing of the workers, including providing hotels in remote locations to prevent fatigue.

Overall, Rail Projects was able to support and provide a solution that allowed Graham’s team to complete the project successfully. The high level of service provided was reflected in the satisfaction of the site manager.

About Us

RSS Infrastructure (RSSI), based in Birmingham, Cwmbran, Doncaster and Tonbridge, provides infrastructure services for the rail, civil, and utilities sectors. We serve clients like Network Rail, WMCA, HS2 and Tier 1 & 2 contractors. Our services include Arboriculture, Civils and Construction, Geofencing, Industrial Rope Access (IRATA), Magnetic Track Safety, Rail Operations including Possession Management and P/Way, Rail Welding, Signalling, and Track Warning Services.