POSSESSION PLANNING SERVICES
C&G Systems goal has always been to address the safety and quality gaps in possession planning and delivery. Our planning team have worked on the some of the largest and most complex projects in Scotland, and our planners have carried out a variety of operational roles. This grounding significantly helps our planners understand what the jobs will be like out on the ground, and appreciate the clients requirements.
Attention to detail is key, and our planners thoroughly check everything before applications are made, including trains, disruptives, what other planned works are in the area that could affect times and productivity. For example, a larger job that straddles 2 Engineering Access Statements sections could impact a clients’ available possession times. We don’t just book worksite limits that cover the job, we also interrogate plans and access points and choose the safest and most efficient access point and blocking points.
We have very good relationships with Network Rail’s planning teams and contractors alike. We know most of the planners and have trained a large percentage of them which means if we need a CRF or if we have several machines needing access we can negotiate track access and come up with a robust plan ensuring no work falls down.
We have a good understanding of isolation requirements and good relationships with Network Rail’s isolation planning team. Along with our experience of organising isolations, a number of our planners holding Authorised Person (AP) ticket, so if we require an isolation we know what the isolation planner needs.
When we create SSOW packs, we do not just create generic safeguarded packs, each pack is site specific to ensure all open lines are included in each pack.