As part of an upgrade, which will see six kilometres of new track within the rail corridor between Epping and Thornleigh, Sydney based company Nass Excavations was engaged to demolish the top concrete section of the Epping station platform.
This was removed to make way for a new, wider, pre-cast platform and eliminate the gap between the platform and commuter train carriages.
Fergal Talty, Project Manager, NASS Excavations (Aust.) Pty Ltd, explained that when working on a rail site, equipment must be non-conductive.
“Kennards Hire supplied four sections of fibreglass scaffolding, which was used as a protective handrail while working on the 50 metre long platform,” said Fergal.
“To minimise the dispersion of dust during the demolition, Kennards Hire also supplied a water cart and compressor.”
Fiberglass scaffolding from Kennards Hire is mobile and light enabling easy handling, manoeuvrability and transportation. It is ideally suited to trades working above ground on rail or electrical job sites where a stable, nonconductive platform is a specified requirement.
NASS Excavations was founded in 1990 and specialises in detailed demolition and excavation works within the commercial and civil construction industry across the Sydney metropolitan region. NASS also provides concrete coring and sawing services.
“Working with Kennards Hire adds to convenience,” said Fergal. “We have a number of projects at various locations throughout Sydney at any one time. “Because Kennards Hire have branches across the city, we can order equipment and schedule our preferred delivery time and location with a simple phone call. And we know everything turns up where and when it’s needed.”