Following several break ins and the loss of expensive cable and earthing tape at a remote site, National Grid Plc assessed their existing security measures with the help of Lincoln Security who have been involved in the Utility sector for over 25 years.
After one of our qualified surveyors (all ex-fitters and Engineers) had visited the site, it was established that the existing double wooden doors and locking door mechanisms were not secure enough to withstand multiple forced entry attempts. The security experts were then challenged with the design of bespoke high security, double steel door sets inclusive of locking mechanisms in order to provide enhanced long term security for the substation.
All works were carried out diligently under stringent National Grid NSI Safety Rules by directly employed Engineers who are time served, fully competent and trained to carry out this type of work in a potentially hazardous environment. The Company training programme is comprehensive and wide ranging for each Engineer and typically includes; NSI Competent Person, UKATA Asbestos Awareness Training, Water Hygiene Certificates, Cat 1 Confined Spaces Training, PASMA/ IPAF.
CRB Checks and Disclosure Scotland are also secured.
“We have worked with the National Grid for over 25 years, supplying them with a number of security systems including door installations and repairs, master key systems, key cabinets and safes, as well as bespoke lock- off padlocks when there is a need to improve security and ensure site safety,”
said Aiden Farrar, Company Director for Lincoln Security.
The Company is working to ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standards and a formal accreditation process is underway with an expected external assessment date of August 2012.
Lincoln Security take pride on the quality of works and products installed whilst ensuing that the customer is informed of job status and progress and advice throughout the length of the contract.