Abate Pest Management recently worked with Stonbury, specialist contractors to the water industry, on the 1953 Dennington Water Tower in East Suffolk to replace bird netting as part of the tower’s refurbishment project.
Abate was awarded the project due to their bird proofing specialisms and that they are Safecontractor and Chas accredited. Health and Safety would certainly play a big part in this project, especially when the water tower is nearly 200ft tall.
“Even before the survey began a full health and safety induction was given” said Jon Blake MD of Abate. “Like any project where we work at height, safety measures such as double lanyard clipping to ladders automatically takes place.”
The water tower project included a complete guano clean of the outer void, which is the area between the outer wall and the huge water tank. When the clean was complete all of the wires and fixings were replaced and new finer gauge netting was installed. Jon also said, “as the tower is fitted with communication masts, we also installed zips at access points to allow engineers to unzip the netting rather than just cutting into it, this will reduce additional maintenance in the future.”
Working at heights always gives a different outlook in pest control, the team certainly had some amazing views over the Suffolk countryside.