by Border Barrier Systems on Fri, Mar 16 2018 09:55:00

Cumbria-based barrier company specialist Border Barrier Systems Ltd (BBS) has set up a London-based site crew to support the work of its contracts team in the south of England.

Plastic safety barriers in operation in London

The new barrier team will be delivering full temporary works planning, installation and removal for existing and new customers.

Road traffic barries, crash tested safety barriers in the south of England.

Sales Manager, Kate Bessant, explained:

“Currently, jobs in the south are carried out by northern site crews, taking them away from home for extended periods. The only other alternative is to use subcontractors, but increasingly our customers are requesting that their suppliers must use their own employees.

By setting up a permanent site crew in London, we'll be able to provide a completely seamless service from North to South, and we will be able to further reduce our response times to emergency works.”

The new team of eight Barrier operatives with two supervisors, will support rather than replace the existing crews. They will be based out of Border Barrier Systems Ltd (BBS) new Gloucester depot and report to Kate Bessant Sales Manager – south.

The team is up and running with two FORS sliver LGV vehicles with an additional two LVG FORS gold vehicles ready for June 2018. All vehicles have been designed and equipped for London market in conduction with TFL and FORS with safety / admissions in mind which will also carry Moffett Mounty truck mounted forklifts for loading / site work and unloading.

The team in our Southern facility have all be inducted over the winter period, and we have pre-assembled a lot of our kit in the Southern depot at Gloucester. The new team has been involved in various contracts and we will put them with existing crews to get them up to speed with our way of working.