Project: Crossrail Custom House Station
Contractor: Laing O'Rourke
Products: Hanging Platform & Steel Mesh Barrier
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Overview: An edge protection solution
protected workers during the fabrication
of a 35 metre long pedestrian walkway
at London's new Crossrail Custom House
station, built by International construction
firm Laing O'Rourke.
There was a major challenge as workers
were forced to operate directly over a fully
operational and electrified rail line and
under the main electrical cables serving
Canary Wharf. Traditional solutions were
not viable, so it was decided that the
structure would be built off-site in four
sections which would then be hoisted into
place in just one day.
"The hanging platform was the perfect
solution, helping us overcome both
safety and environmental issues on a
number of levels," said James Redman,
Engineering Lead - Custom House,
Laing O'Rourke Infrastructure South.
"Not only did it provide a solid, safe
working environment, but it enabled
building and safety inspectors from
Crossrail full access to such a key
component of the build at all times."
James Redman, Engineering Lead
Laing O'Rourke Infrastructure South