Work is progressing very well on the Thirlmere Link Mains project in Cumbria, England, and we are now into Year 2 of this project. The works are being undertaken on behalf of United Utilities by the Farrans/Roadbridge Joint Venture and to date, over 12km of pipes and 3km of ducting has been installed.
We are also very happy to report that the project has exceeded 690 days without a single lost-time accident. This is a brilliant marker, so well done to the whole team in achieving this, as it takes an entire team working together to achieve these commendable results.
The FRBJV team were also singled out for praise by the chairman of the Cumbria Amphibian and Reptile Group (CARG) for assisting in the rescue of 117 amphibians during the breeding season. These toads were attempting to get back to their breeding ponds in Bassenthwaite, and ended up crossing the A591 near Keswick, where many were hit by cars. The project environmental team trained the site operatives to pick up the amphibians, and record the numbers, including any mortalities. The toads were then placed on the far side of the road, safe from vehicles.
For further detail on our progress on this project and more stories, please find the latest newsletter for April 2018 linked below: