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Water Treatment Works: Security Upgrade

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Project Summary

Identified as one of 13 national Infrastructure sectors by the UK Government, the water industry has invested heavily in recent years upgrading perimeter security systems with the aid of LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) and LPS1175 rated security fencing. The installation of 450 metres of fencing and various gates, including specially fabricated panels and bespoke fabrication work, was completed at an undisclosed water treatment works in the north of England as part of these upgrades. The project involved LPS1175 Issue 8: B3 (SR2) Combi™ SL2 Palisade security fencing, chosen by the Main contractors NMCN for its ease of installation, requiring no specialist tooling and the fact the system was designed to rake easily, solving issues raised with other security fencing solutions previously used.

The Challenges

The area that needed to be secured featured various “problematic” sections with pipes running through the fence line or having to go up against uneven wall sections whilst always maintaining the specified security rating. The team at installers IP Jones worked with our technical department to ensure original concepts and ideas were transformed into full technical drawings for approval prior to manufacturing in-house. This resulted in a quick, simple and professional installation on site.

The Specification

Lochrin Combi™ SL2 Palisade security fencing uses a unique, patented vee slot design with additional security features which helped it gain LPS1175 Issue 8: B3 (SR2) accreditation. Unlike traditional Palisade fencing which can be easily compromised, the Combi™SL2 fence has been independently tested, and also achieves ‘Secured By Design’ status, a Police initiative to raise standards for perimeter security solutions.

The Results

Everyone involved with the project was delighted with the process from original enquiry through to design stage, construction and handover. The installation team on site commented on the ease of installation being a massive selling point, with the panels raking to sloping sections across the site at ease. Working closely with I.P Jones Operations Manager and the Security team at NMCN the process was smooth with the client receiving a security rated fence on time and within budget.

Water treatment works security fencing upgrade.
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