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Kier Construction - Whaley Bridge - Remote Condition Monitoring

Background - Reservoir Flooding

On the 2nd of August 2019, thousands of Whaley Bridge residents were evacuated from the town after two days of heavy rain saw water topping the overflow wall at the nearby Toddbrook Reservoir. This threatened to send 280 million gallons of water flooding over the Peak District Community.

The reservoir’s spillway partially crumbled after heavy rain fell in the area, with an RAF Chinook despatched to drop around 400 tonnes of sandbags in an attempt to avoid further damage or flooding.

As part of the response plan, Kier Construction was deployed to deliver emergency remediation works at Toddbrook Reservoir on behalf of the Canal & River Trust.

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The Challenge - Remote Location

To assist with their operation, Kier required a reliable self-sufficient CCTV solution to monitor and assess an inlet of water to ensure levels were not rising to a high-risk level and that no debris was causing a blockage. 

Due to the site’s remote location, no power or mounting infrastructure for CCTV cameras was available. 

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The Solution - WCCTV Remote Monitoring Cameras

To overcome these challenges, Kier contracted Wireless CCTV (WCCTV), an innovative manufacturer and supplier of surveillance cameras that transmit live and recorded video utilising wireless networks (4G/3G/Wi-Fi).

WCCTV has an established pedigree of delivering Remote Condition Monitoring systems to help monitor areas associated with flooding risks.

Drawing on this experience, WCCTV provided Kier with a unique battery-powered CCTV system. With the clock ticking to provide a solution, WCCTV built and deployed the system within one working day.

Emphasising this particular deployment's uniqueness, the camera was mounted to a tree due to a lack of other options. 

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The Result - Full Situation Awareness

WCCTV's Remote Condition Monitoring solution allowed the Kier Construction team to view live footage from their site office, so they could monitor water levels to monitor from a safe distance. 

All of WCCTV's rapid deployment surveillance cameras are provided with free and unlicensed viewing software, which allowed the team to view the cameras from there laptops and mobile phones. 

The system proved an absolutely invaluable element of the project, allowing for strategic decisions to be made while reducing personnel's overall risk.  

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Ready to find out how WCCTV's Remote Monitoring Camera can assist with your challenges? Get in touch today on 0800 470 4630 or email sales@wcctv.com

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