Environment Agency Case Study

Safesite Helps to Protect the Environment

We recently installed a number of KeeLine horizontal lifeline safety systems for the Environment Agency to allow essential maintenance and recordings of river levels around London and the South East of England.

Rubbish and debris from the river need to be cleared regularly so that the water’s flow is not impaired, and the weirs kept clear to allow accurate recordings to be taken of river levels and flows.  However, in order to clear this waste from the trash screens and weirs, workers need to work away from the river banks which lead to the Environment Agency contacting Safesite to provide a safe means of maintenance access at a number of locations.

Safesite Kee Line
Safesite Kee Line

Our KeeLine protection systems provide the workers with a safe working position, allowing them to maintain the waterway and ensure that it is kept as clean as possible. Designed as a continual ‘handsfree’ system, the horizontal lifeline allows the workers to clear the debris and take river readings without having to detach themselves from the fall protection system, so guaranteeing safety at all times. A further benefit is that KeeLine can be used by up to three people when used in fall arrest, which allows the Environment Agency to have two workers using the system at the same time when required.

The Environment Agency was looking not only for a local supplier, but also one that could provide both customer and full technical support, which we were able to fulfill. The installation of the KeeLine horizontal lifeline systems allow operatives to work unhindered and in complete safety across the fast-flowing water to keep the rivers flowing freely and overcoming the potential for localised flooding.

Products Used In This Installation

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