Low Level Access Panel Installation – Sunderland, Northumberland

Case Study

Our client was unhappy that to carry out maintenance on the GRP water tank on site ingress and egress (access) was only possible via the top man-way. He felt that it was dangerous and wanted some options for making access safer. 

CWS went to survey the site and proposed a solution which we felt met the needs of the client. We suggested replacing two side panels with two new panels containing integrated access hatches. This meant access would be at a lower level therefore avoiding any “working at height” issues and be much safer for any operatives carrying out maintenance work. 

We quoted and completed the work. A summary of the project is below: 

  • Keep one compartment online whilst the other compartment is worked on. This means no downtime for the water system. 
  • Strip out the two existing panels and fit the new panels with the access hatch. 
  • Re-attached the panels, seal and tighten the bolts. Then clean and chlorinate the tank fully before re-commissioning into service.