Following a serious health and safety incident the client had been advised that they should review the visibility within their car park.
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The recommendation to improve visibility included the removal of 29 trees within and around the car park. The tree pits were to be filled in with stone and resurfaced with asphalt. It was also agreed that further lighting was required in the form of five new lampposts and the replacement of several others. All work was to be undertaken during daylight and strict health and safety guidelines adhered to. The time frame given for completion of this project was 4 weeks.
To allow removal of the trees, we were required to erect heras fencing around the working area ensuring the public was not exposed to any risk. The maximum number that could be removed at any one time was five. This was to limit the impact on the ability of the store’s customers to use the car park. Once the trees had been removed and the stumps ground down, each pit had to be dug out and filled with stone before they were resurfaced.
NMC was responsible for the installation of five new lampposts and the replacement of a further three that had been previously damaged. Prior to the erection of lampposts, it was necessary to dig the trenches and pits, lay ducts and instal plastic sleeves for the new columns. Inspection chambers were fitted and all remaining lamp columns had to have their heads changed.