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Bridge and Structure Inspection

Job: Bridge and Structure Inspection
Value: Various jobs, £1,000 - £15,000 per contract
Access: Various – Ladder, Scaffold, Rope Access, MEWP, Confined Space


Peninsula Access Ltd carry out various structural inspections for many clients, be it local authorities, infrastructure managers, national consultancies, the NHS, the MOD, Churches and Diocese, and private asset owners to name but a few.

Inspection types can vary from client to client and are determined by structure type, specification, access and customer requirements. Types of inspection include; Visual, Tactile, Principal, Special Inspections for assessment, Dimensional surveys, Bolt surveys, Ultrasonic Thickness (NDT), Concrete Testing and Post Works inspections.

Reports can be written from scratch or to existing client formats by our in-house Engineers. Similarly, reports can be text based, image based, drawing based or purely the handing over of recorded inspection data.

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Start Point Lighthouse - Groundworks & Roadway reinstatement

Job: Groundworks, Installation of services and reinstatement of roadway
Fee: £120,000.00
Access: Four man groundworks team

Summary: Start Point Lighthouse has attached to it, two, four bedroom holiday cottages which are open all year. Their water supply is from a borehole on the cliff top, 650m away. The only access to and from site is down a 1.1km single track road with no passing places.

The site is a SSSI, within an AONB and the upper end of the roadway is also part of the South West Coastal path so had to be closed at appropriate times to prevent access from the public.

Peninsula Access Ltd were contracted by Trinity House to install a new electrical supply cable and water pipe from the lighthouse and cottages up to the borehole after the existing system had reached its end of life.

The new services were installed in the centre of the roadway which involved digging a 600mm wide x 750mm deep trench for the ducting and cable to be run in. Much bedrock was encountered along its line of route and owing to restricted access, only mini-diggers and small scale plant could be used for the duration of the works. Approximately 100tonnes of spoil were removed off site and 150tonnes of sand were imported to use as pipe bedding and duct protection.

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Chimney Re-Coating by Rope Access

Job: Re-coating of 83m high, Industrial Chimney by means of Rope Access
Value: £20,000 per year
Access: Four man IRATA team

Summary: The chimney extracts various gases and air from the laboratories below and discharges them into the atmosphere 83m above ground level.

Peninsula Access Ltd have carried out the tactile inspection and ongoing maintenance of the industrial chimney since 2011. They were approached by their existing client in 2016 to propose a full re-coating scheme to be undertaken over the next five years in order to preserve the longevity of the structure.

Peninsula Access worked closely with coating consultants, paint inspectors and suppliers to gain a suitable specification and application method for a structure that is subject to such harsh weather conditions.

Phase 1, the top 15meters was successfully completed over a period of two weeks in September 2017.
Phase 2, the next 20meters below Phase 1 was successfully completed over a period of three weeks in May 2018.
Phase 3, the next 20meters below Phase 2 was successfully completed over a period of three weeks in May 2019.
Phases 4 and 5 are already planned for the coming years 2020 and 2021.

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2A Bowring Mead,
Newton Abbot, Devon,
TQ13 8NP

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