As part of a refurbishment project to improve the access routes onto the pier heads CAN was asked to install access ladders, new handrails and access gantries to each of the pier heads. The works required working on a busy Thames crossing and adjacent to busy navigable channels of a tidal river.
Access to and from the pier was gained from a safety boat. This vessel was also used to ferry the component parts of the old handrail/gantry system off the pier head and the replacement components to the pier head.
CAN technicians first installed safety systems to ensure that as the redundant pier head systems where removed that works could continue safely, whilst working adjacent to unprotected edges and a navigable river.
The planned phasing of the proposed works and the use of pre-rigged safety systems ensured the project could be completed with little disruption to bridge users or river traffic.
Duration: 6 weeks
Client: FM Conway
Location: Waterloo Bridge, London