Installations / Edge protection and anti-slip surface at Portsmouth Harbour
Edge Protection for Metal Profile Roofs
We recently installed KeeGuard® Topfix edge protection and Kee Walk® walkway for Wightlink Ferries on their refuelling tanks moored in Portsmouth Harbour to allow safe access to the sounding caps and level sensors on top of the tanks.
Wightlink catamarans and ferries are the main link between the Isle of Wight and mainland UK, with nearly 50,000 sailings per year. Refuelling for the vessels is carried out via specially designed floating oil & gas platforms which are moored in the harbour. These platforms allow the vessels to refuel as and when needed without disrupting the daily services.
We were contacted by Wightlink to carry out a survey and recommend the most appropriate solution to allow safe access onto the tops of the tanks for the sounding caps and level sensors which are used to monitor the tank fuel levels.
KeeGuard ®Topfix which has been designed specifically to provide collective edge protection for metal profile roofs allows safe access onto both tanks while Kee Walk® anti-slip walkway provides a level walking surface to the sounding caps and level sensors.
“As the platforms are floating it’s essential that those working on top of the tanks are protected“ explains Ben Phillips, Route Superintendent. “Safesite was able to offer a combined solution, providing both fall protection and a safe, firm surface to walk on.”
Rise in working at height safety breaches
Working at height continues to be a concern on construction sites with latest figures showing a rise in safety breaches and fatalities.
Suspended sentence for repeated safety breaches
Roofer had already been served with two prohibition notices on two separate occasions for working at height with no suitable edge protection.