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SAFETYWORKS & Solutions, one of the UK’s leading ‘safety at height specialists’, were pleased to provide their roof safety products to the new E.ON gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) station, on the Isle of Grain in Kent.

The £500m power station required 1580 linear metres of Easyguard permanent freestanding handrail, which were installed to ensure safe access around the roof perimeters of various buildings on the site. SAFETYWORKS specifically designed the system to include an increased angle on the post in order to counter the angle of the roof. Due to the geographical location of the plant, the handrails were produced as extra heavy duty versions, in order to withstand the high winds expected on the roof areas. The system was galvanized to BS/EN 1461, with the base plates fitted with a unique anti-slip device to prevent the system from sliding down the roof.

The next phase of the project will see SAFETYWORKS install their heavy duty Flexideck Walkway System and new Access Ladders. 

Commenting on the project, Marco Norman, Managing Director of SAFETYWORKS & Solutions said, "As both a manufacturer and installer of high performance safety systems, we are able to offer our clients with a truly bespoke service by producing systems which are ideal for many different applications. This latest project was one such example where we specifically designed the products to meet the individual needs of the location.

E.ON’s new 1,275MW gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) station will produce enough electricity to supply around a million homes and will also supply 340MW of heat energy to the National Grid LNG terminal. The station has three combined-cycle units that burn natural gas and supply waste heat in the form of hot water to the nearby liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal. This makes Grain one of the world's largest CHP plants, and will take its overall efficiency to an expected 72%.

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For all of your ‘safety at height’ requirements including Walkways, Freestanding and Fixed Handrail Systems, Fall Restraint and Arrest Systems, Demarcation, and Steel Access Ladders and Staircases, please telephone: 01487 841400 For all press enquiries please contact Karen Barwell, Kyte Communication Ltd t: 01354 695014 email: karen@kytecomm.co.uk

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