Applying temporary works processes to barrier systems
This is the first time that a Utilities contract has had a full temporary works design and inspection regime for our traditional fencing, which is usually Herras. The favoured method used in Euston was water-filled plastic bases with Herras panels clipped in place. There was also a policy in place where acoustic panels were taken down after use and at the end of every shift. As well as daily/weekly inspections and sign-offs, any alteration of the barrier systems had to be witnessed and signed-off by the appointed Temporary Works Co-ordinator. Using this approach, there have been no incidents of the barrier systems failing even in recent inclement weather, including wind gusts of 50 mph+.
This video highlights the temporary work process as part of the utility delivery programme.