Prevention/Deterrents inhibiting access to watercourse pipe crossings


We are looking for a solution that will prevent/deter individuals from accessing  pipe crossings owned Anglian Water.

Anglian Water is responsible for a number of pipe crossings (where an exposed pipeline crosses a river, road or railway etc.). Accessible to individuals walking/climbing on, which can lead to serious incidents and possible fatalities. We are looking for a solution that will prevent/deter individuals from accessing these pipe crossings.

The current situation/solution at Anglian Water?

Anglian Water is responsible for a number of pipe crossings (where an exposed pipeline crosses a river, road or railway etc.). Accessible to individuals walking/climbing on, which can lead to serious incidents and possible fatalities. We are looking for a solution that will prevent/deter individuals from accessing these pipe crossings

Solutions that we have seen to date include:

  • a variation of fan physical barriers
  • a variation of witches hat style barriers
  • gates

What needs to be considered?

To reduce/eliminate these accidents, we are looking for an innovative solution that:

  • stop people from climbing these pipe crossings
  • be fit and forget/low maintenance
  • easy to install and have little health and safety risk to install teams
  • must not be harmful to wildlife or the environment
  • be light weight for one man lift
  • Permit sight of pipe for periodic condition inspection
  • ideally be WRAS approved
  • must adhere to planning stipulations ie conservation areas
  • modular solutions to fit a variety of pipe diameters and lengths
  • low cost

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Prevention/Deterrents inhibiting access to watercourse pipe crossings

We are looking for a solution that will prevent/deter individuals from accessing  pipe crossings owned Anglian Water.

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