Fence Feet Improvements
National Grid Gas Distribution
NGGD Project Manager – John Connor, BBUS - Andrew Edwards
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Network Innovation Allowance
Undertake site trials, sites to be identified both in North West/West Midlands and London/East of England
Wind tunnel testing to be undertaken in line with requirements under NRSWA and in compliance with HAUC specifications.
Assessments for lifting and handling, under health and safety compliance.
Measured reduction in customer impact regarding encroachment into walkways and highways.
Measured improvements to work areas inside fencing systems with less of structures.
Site and stores storage. Measured reduction in logistics, ability to store and distribute in a smaller footprint.
Reduce of structures for members of the public when high fencing systems are used in public walkways.
Reduce operational injuries and increase ease of use.
Provide a fencing foot system that has greater stability in high wind conditions.
A system that has stability when stored or stacked for both transportation and site storage.
Reduce costs and improvements to operational efficiencies.
Feedback from trial participants and stakeholders is positive.
Positive wind tunnel and compliance tests.
Consultation will take place with HA’s, NGGD Policy team, internal and external stakeholder and customer groups and the field users.
National Grid Innovation Page on Nov 27, 2014