- February 13, 2024
The railway network is made up of many different structural components. One of the main components of this and one that needs constant maintenance is steel. Here at AW Rail we have been completing reactive and planned maintenance on steel structures for a number of years, across many different parts of the rail network.
We have the capability, experience, coverage, resources, plant, and equipment to deliver operational excellence through our most important resource – our highly motivated and qualified teams who time and time again outperform the expectation of our clients.
We are innovative, collaborative and always ensuring that we are up to date with the latest specifications issued by Network Rail for the supply of materials. All in all, we have the experience to deliver steelwork repairs often finding and offering a variety of solutions for damaged or aging infrastructure.
Whether that be a simple structure expansion joint, a waterproofing system, installation of a signal gantry, corrosion works, structural replacement of a key element, viaducts, handrails, balustrades, bridge parapets, ladders, cable trays, signage barriers, base plates, or services such as blasting, cleaning and mechanical preparation for repainting.
We are experts in working with steel or Iron structures, and competent in refurbing with GRP, FRP, aluminium or stainless-steel solutions. Within AW Rail our design and survey teams can assist with site walkouts and design ideas or provide a full-service including GA’s, structural calculations and assessments and provision of a final design.
All our operatives are experienced in disruptive possessions and trackside works, undergo regular onsite testing, and are kept up to date with the latest advances in steel repairs, preservation, and replacement thereof. Of course, all are PTS trained and qualified to work on the railway.
Within the rail industry there are specific requirements for protective coatings as part of the networks preventative maintenance programme. Any coatings applied to steel or iron structures must be tested and certificated to Network Rails standards.
Surface preparation of steel is key, and our operatives are ICORR and PTS qualified and have many years’ experience working in the rail industry, our project teams have the capabilities to undertake and deliver complex projects on schedule, to the highest standards and within budget.
Being pioneers of innovation we have become more involved in the installation of GRP products to provide the best and most cost-effective solution for our clients. Replacing traditional steel walkways on gantries to the installation of full staircases.
Our company holds current RISQS certification via audit. This health, safety and quality system runs in line with our ISO UKAS 9001 and 14001 & 45001 systems.