08–10 OCTOBER 2019 | NEC | BIRMINGHAM News
Providing safety on the ground
NTS safely supplied, installed and removed a road closure with diversion, 100m Heras fencing and two marshals for the two-day project.
The NTS team conducted necessary procedures to ensure the works were delivered safely and completed on schedule.
During the site meeting with our Operations Manager, the client was required to provide as much detail about the nature of the project e.g. crane height, location and duration of the works in order to determine the safest, effective TM solutions. A risk assessment and method statement was completed to identify any risks and form an action plan to prevent accidents occurring.
A TM plan was drawn up by an in-house CAD technician to highlight the work area, where the road closure would be enforced (between Grosvenor Street and Wilton Terrace) plus the equipment that would be required. To facilitate a smooth operation, prior to the works our Project Administrator applied to the local council for the relevant permits and licences to enable the works to proceed. This included temporary parking suspension permits for eight residential parking bays on the road.
To warn residents and businesses about the forthcoming road closure, NTS completed a letter drop and erected advance warning signage in the area two weeks before the works. The works were scheduled at the weekend in a bid to minimise disruption for commuters and motorists where possible.
The TM was successfully installed, and for the duration of the works the two marshals on site maintained signage and equipment, conducted safety inspections and oversaw the works to ensure a smooth flow of traffic was maintained. Once the works were complete the TM was carefully removed and the road reopened.
NTS Operations Manager Kyle Moy said: “I attended the site meetings beforehand to discuss all relevant details and then worked on the job myself with another Operative. Afterwards we received positive feedback from the customer of our client.”