“RSSI employed local staff which resulted in; fast response times, reduced travel, fatigue and emissions. We set out a ‘Safe System of Work’ plan and assisted on all relevant Task Brief documentation.”
Graham Talbot, Head of Arboriculture
RSS Infrastructure is working for an existing Transport for Wales contractor, who are operating on behalf of Keolis Amey, to undertake vegetation clearance along the Core Valley Lines.
- Vegetation clearance
- Working under Wildlife Licence issued by Natural Resource Wales
Taffswell to Aberdare
The Arboriculture team sent out a group of four professionals, including a Climber, Aerial Rescuer, and Grounds Operative, all of whom have received training in City and Guilds NPTC for tree climbing and aerial rescue as a minimum requirement.
To ensure the safety of the team from train movements, we developed a “Safe System of Work” plan in collaboration with the in-house planning team. We also contributed to the creation of all the relevant Task Brief documentation for this project. Additionally, a third-party ecologist was present to oversee all operations in areas that required extra sensitivity. Additionally, a third-party ecologist was present to oversee all operations in areas that required extra sensitivity.
This ecologist ensured that all sensitive habitats were protected according to the Dormouse and Bat license issued for these works by Natural Resources Wales.
To make sure that the tender met the requirements of the contract, we hired local staff through our Newport office. This location enabled us to conduct resourcing and rostering for the project locally, resulting in reduced travel times, response times, fatigue, and emissions.
By engaging the Arboriculture division for this project, the client benefited from a solution that enhances Welsh Transport Infrastructure’s safety, efficiency, productivity, and sustainability.