“RSSI provided the client with an integrated solution by combining our Track Access and Arboriculture teams to efficiently and safely deliver the project while meeting all their requirements.”
Dave Bamford, Head of Civils & Construction
Civils and Construction collaborated with Colas Rail to enhance the safety and productivity of their workforce at their Wembley North site. The employees were required to commute long distances on unsuitable walkways to reach their place of work, resulting in decreased productivity due to the distance travelled.
- Removal of vegetation, stump removal and herbicide treatment
- Create a safe authorised walking route
- Improve site access with RRAPs
- Install improved welfare facilities
Civils & Construction
The Arboriculture site survey identified three areas of vegetation that needed to be removed to enable the laying of the footpath by the RSSI Track Access team. The three areas were cleared using cable detection equipment to identify buried services, and an exclusion zone was set up around the immediate work area.
Approximately 1km of thick vegetation and trees were removed by the Arboriculture team to allow access to the area. All arisings were chipped and removed from the site. The team then eradicated tripping hazards caused by residual stumps and vegetation, using stump grinders to take each stump down to ground-level.
The entire area was then treated with herbicide to prevent regrowth. The Track Access team installed 450m of rubber zap mats to create a safe walking route, and 450m of plastic thermos barriers were installed along the walkway to prevent workers from straying off the authorised path. Stone hard standings were created for the welfare compounds to the North and South of the walkway, with pedestrian gates for access.
Welfare facilities were constructed at each hard standing, providing easy access for all of the workforce. To improve rail road access and increase safety and productivity, four Strail Road Rail Access Points (RRAPS) were also installed by the Track Access team.