break-in

Case Study : Break-In Prevention

REACTIVE: 043RE | TYPE: Building Security | CLIENT: Integral | LOCATION: Boots, Undisclosed |

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OVERVIEW:
Emergency callout following the attempted break-in at a well-known high street store, requiring an immediate response to make the building safe and secure again. Greenway Facilities Services were called in to ensure this.

INVESTIGATION:
Thieves had attempted to gain entry through the side of the building by removing cladding and concrete breeze blocks. This, in turn, exposed a void creating a possible entry point to the building. Extensive damage both internally and externally was caused which required immediate attention.

CHALLENGES:
1. To work during the night to get the site back up and running as quickly as possible and in time for trading the following day. 2. To secure the building from the inside out and implement a strong, structural deterrent to prevent a repeat of the incident.

SERVICES PROVIDED:
From the inside of the store, the internal wall cavities were strengthened and secured with wooden braces. Working with the store manager, the broken panels of the display cabinets were fixed and the backs strengthened to make them serviceable for trade. Alongside others repairing the cladding, a steel mesh was embedded into the concrete of the exterior to improve the external integrity of the building. A longer duration was required on site to make the entry point secure. and prevent a break-in.

OUTCOME:
All cabinets were back in service as requested by the management and the store made safe before it could be closed.  Accordingly, the store was ready for trade the following day. A further quote was requested to repair the brickwork outside the store.

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Case Study : Flat Roof Repair

REACTIVE: RE035 | TYPE: Roofing | CLIENT: Kier | LOCATION: MoJ, Pontypool |

OVERVIEW:
Drainage issues on a flat roof repair area of a government building resulting from heavy downpours, threatening the integrity of the roof and potential internal damage. 

INVESTIGATION:
Using suitable access equipment, the flat roof area was inspected to ascertain the effects of sustained, heavy rain causing water to hold on the roof. Insufficient drainage was identified as the problem, necessitating the installation of additional guttering and a downpipe.

CHALLENGES:
1. Safe, suitable access for qualified engineers was essential. 2. Access to the building had to be planned around normal working hours. 3. The works needed to be completed in a period of dry weather.

SERVICES PROVIDED:
Additional guttering was installed to fit the length of the flat roof, together with a downpipe to run directly into an existing drain. The roof covering and seals were checked and the drain cleared and cleaned. A flush test was carried out to ensure the water was draining away correctly and adjacent areas cleaned down.

OUTCOME:
The drainage system improved accordingly and no further work was required. If left unattended, the integrity of the roof could have been compromised causing potential internal damage and significantly more costly repairs. The flat roof repair was completed to plan and on schedule with no impact on working hours. 

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Case Study : Boiler Room Repair

REACTIVE: 034RE | TYPE: Building Security | CLIENT: Integral | LOCATION: Corporate Bank, Undisclosed |

OVERVIEW:
Greenway had an emergency call-out for a boiler room repair. They were called to fix large gaps in the boiler room housing at the rear of a high street bank, potentially an entry point for an intruder.

INVESTIGATION:
The site was attended within the emergency SLA timeline of 3 hours where a 300 x 300 gap needed to be blocked off in the boiler room housing. The team also identified and recommended additional security measures to make the building more secure, to be implemented at the same time of the boiler room repair.

CHALLENGES:
1. The team was required to work within restricted hours. 2. Essential health and safety, and additional security measures needed to be in place prior to the commencement of the works. 3. The building had to be secured as a matter of urgency due to the nature of the business.

 

SERVICES PROVIDED:
After the existing timber panels were removed, the housing was made safe utilising fixtures and additional timber fittings to build a framework to brace the boiler house both internally and externally. 

As a further preventative measure, the engineer installed additional locks to the internal boiler room door on the opposite side so that, if access is illegally gained into the boiler housing, there is an added deterrent to slow down intruders.

OUTCOME:
The boiler room repair was successful. The works were completed in timely fashion to the satisfaction of the client. A quote is now being provided for a longer-term solution.

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