Western Power Distribution overhead line inspections

Status Ongoing

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Location The Midlands

Project requirement Over 30,000 LV and HV poles to be inspected prior to the regulatory timeframe elapsing WPD were way behind with their statutory pole inspections and had no hope of catching up using the existing resource, Enterprise approached CB surveys with a view to their experience in wooden pole inspection and survey.

Services supplied CB responded by recruiting the most experienced LV & HV pole inspectors and manager we could find. Together with a very detailed program of works we set about systematically inspecting all the poles whilst remaining vigilant as to the quality of the data and the H&S aspects. By reporting daily as to the progress we were able to demonstrate to the client(s) at each step we would comfortably hit the required by dates.

Outcomes Not only did we deliver the required number of inspections on time but shortly after the JV ended, we were approached directly and asked to continue to support, inspect and patrol LV & HV lines in the Midlands. Our role has also involved developing new question sets and trialing new hardware for WPD. This remains the case to this day, we have inspected circa 250,000 poles with an impeccable quality and H&S record.