HS2 Geotechnical Survey Access

Customer Name

Align

Project Location

Tile Hill Quarry

Duration

Long-term

  • HS2 Trakway Tile Hill Quarry
  • HS2 Trakway Tile Hill Quarry
  • HS2 Trakway Tile Hill Quarry
  • HS2 Trakway Tile Hill Quarry

Temporary access challenge

The customer required temporary access to transport plant, equipment and personnel across a live quarry environment. The variable stability of ground due to clay backfill and highwater table caused a very wet surface which would have normally been unable to traverse.

Solution

Using their 50+ years’ experience, the Live team configured a solution using multiple products - creating an exact solution for the varying terrains across the quarry site. When it comes to ground access, one product doesn’t always fit every eventuality and after a wet period and assessed calculated axel loads and estimated traffic passes, parts of the site required a bespoke heavy-duty application.

Live designed the solution, using its award-winning LionTrak aluminium Trakway and it's engineered timber matt - Emtek, the only timber matt to be engineered and tested for load capability. Crossing points where included for steel track machines and borehole pads for each drill location. The double layer combinations were installed diagonally to achieve a higher deflection of weight and constant tampering over the 15-week period.

Result

The installation did exactly what is was required for. It maintained a free-flowing working site, ensuring the safety of all transport and personel, whilst keeping mud and dirt to a minimum. Live’s products have all been tested for slip resistance and the products fall into the lowest risk category, ensuring the safest grip available for working sites.

LIVE enabled safe transportation of plant, equipment and personnel across a live quarry environment. The variable stability of ground due to clay backfill and a high water table caused a wet surface, which would have been unable to traverse without LIVE’s service

LIVE provided the solution by using a combination of their products to meet our needs, the service was efficient and accurate from both their Engineer and the installation team

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