Ever thought that Confined Space work was cool?
Well you were correct, of course it is. Confined Space work involves a wide range of situations; from searching for tunnels in prisons to cleaning the tanks of ferries; from the egg shaped, brick Victorian sewers to modern Super Sewers.
It involves 3-5 people on a single job: someone at the top of the drain, tank, or hole; at least one person down in the space and a third rescue person, as a backup for the person at the top. The jobs are often more complex and require more people in the spaces.
Sometimes the sewers don’t run smooth and some of Bazalgette’s sewer’s have had to be repaired with much less aesthetically pleasing pipework. We’ve been down surveying the one’s which has required this.
The Victorian structure will not have to take the full weight of London for much longer. The Tideway Super Sewer system will soon be in place and will take the load off the brick sewers.
It’s estimated that London’s complex sewage network could easily stretch the length of the Earth, collecting and feeding waste through our intricate system of drains, pipes and treatment plants. Impressive as this may be, combine it with the 8 million people living in the capital, and it perhaps takes a different stance, giving an insight into the current strain our drainage infrastructure is under.
As Europe’s most densely populated metropolis, London is experiencing the greatest levels of growth, yet it possesses some of the oldest infrastructure. Fortunately we offer clients a comprehensive service, ensuring that our sewer network is more than capable of handling everything that is thrown at it.