Freedom was requested to submit a price for the replacement of an existing chain link fence with galvanised palisade fencing and new purpose made access gates. The route of the fence line bordered a golf course, caravan park, reservoir and large areas of land used by the public.The client was concerned with the safety of involved stakeholders and the environmental impact on the natural habitat.
In addition to the safety issues related to working in areas used by the public, we also had to take into consideration a golf course fairway and caravan park perimeter. Both had to remain operational during the fencing installation. Following a site survey by our in-house environmentalist, the presence of endangered species and nesting birds were identified. The installation programme reflected the individual breeding periods. The client was also concerned not to impact on the natural habitat relating to vegetation clearance.
Working closely with the site project staff, an agreed fence line route was agreed that minimised environmental and disruptive impact on all stakeholders. Areas habited by endangered species and nesting birds were programmed to fall outside of breeding periods. To ensure no impact to caravan park users or members of the golf club, the bordering fence lines were inset. Where vegetation was removed, it was stacked to provide addition wildlife refuge and breeding. The Safety Health and Environmental management plan enable us to install the whole fence line whilst keeping all areas used by the public open.
The work involved the removal of the existing chain linked fence and posts and the installation of new galvanised palisade fencing and access gates. It was a client requirement that the integrity of the perimeter fence was not compromised at the end of each working day. The fencing installation, vegetation clearance and associated civil work were delivered on programme with zero incidents and to the client specification using Freedom directly employed personnel.