Stonbury are immensely proud to be supporting our clients across the UK at such a crucial time and have been designated as 'key workers' by DEFRA and the UK water utility companies. Our teams are working tirelessly to help secure and maintain drinking water supplies, ensuring clean and safe drinking water is provided without interruption to critical services such as our hospitals as well as the general public. Now more than ever, the safety and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance and we have adapted our safe working practices to ensure social distancing precautions are in place and that the correct hygiene practices are being followed. Making safety is our priority, and we endeavour to make sure everyone at Stonbury goes home safe to their family.
A man made channel had become overgrown over many years and as a consequence the silt had begun to build up in the reduced flow. This in turn allowed more vegetation to grow within the channel and trap further silt creating a silt berm/island.
As a solution, inital works included clearing the wing walls to the inlet channel that supplies the surface water pumping station. This allowed the operatives to know exactly where the edge of the stone work was and avoid slips trips and falls, the most common risk on all sites.
The team then removed fallen trees and other obstructions that posed a potential to block the channel. All the arisings were chipped and removed from site.
All operatives working on maintenance works such as these are fully qualified within this sector, holding all the relevant certificates including CSCS, confined space, bushcutters/trimmers, First Aid at Work, Swiftwater and Flood First Responder and have various updated training on invasive weed control.