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Protecting Staff and the Site
See how Skanska protected Staff with FenceSafe
Skanska, a capital delivery partner of Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, have innovated barrier fencing and safety at the Glascoed Water Treatment Works for their staff, through the use of FenceSafe Temporary Fencing at 1.2m high across the site.
Work began on the site in early 2017 and maintained a focus of delivering innovative and sustainable solutions that make a positive and lasting difference to Welsh Water customers. Issues with a busy site and multiple specialists working under the Skanska family required the safety aspect of offering a protected walkway around the areas of the site to be considered.
Standard barrier fencing, whilst suitable for many applications becomes damaged and offers no security at all in preventing people moving it to create ‘short-cuts’. Mark Osborne, Site Manager for Skanska said;
“When we saw the FenceSafe system we knew it was perfect for this site.” He continued “It has been installed for months now and all we hear are positives about the look and safety it provides us.”
Manufactured and supplied at a height of 1.2m the system was delivered on time and on budget. It provides a sustainable temporary fencing system with a 100% recycled plastic base and at least 90% recycled British and European Steel in the barrier fencing system. Having zero ground strike has enabled Skanska to not only use the FenceSafe as a barrier fencing system but also to use extra bases to assemble signage around the site.
Emergency alarms and mandatory safety signs have been affixed with ease to the system around the site and it continues to offer a safe working and transit area for the contractors on site.