Fast Fence Project Delights Customers

The Osborne Minor Works Team, were approached by Network Rail to look at the possibility of installing 119m of suicide protection fence along with access gates which can only be operated from the trackside.
Along with their supply chain partners, the team were invited to come up with the design and feasibility of installation, based on similar work they had previously carried out at Purley and Purley Oaks.

Work started on 4th September 2017 and the fence was completed 25th September 2017, ensuring a swift install.

Michael Barry, Station Manager at South Eastern Trains said:
“The introduction of a new safety barrier on Platform 1 at Hither Green was a refreshingly client-focused project. As the end-user, my participation was encouraged by the Osborne team and this cascaded through to the sub-contractor also. The barrier has been completed as specified, and the finished quality at this time renders the rest of the station distinctly tired-looking!”

This comes in a long line of the Osborne Minor Works Team receiving continuous positive feedback on their work from their customers as they continue to find ways to help them solve their problems.

Earlier this year the Osborne Minor Works team secured a one year extension to their Building Maintenance Framework Contract in the Sussex and Wessex Routes and for their Minor Civils Maintenance Contract in Sussex.  The contract see’s Osborne deliver a comprehensive 24hr reactive and planned maintenance programme,  keeping the railways safe for passengers.