BS Steels partners with contractors to provide a range of live and non-live steel-related railway services.
We deliver scheduled repairs, maintenance and installation. We are also ready at all times to deploy survey, design and fabrication capabilities for urgent remedial work.
Our certifications and services include:
- Certification for Execution Class EXC3, under CE legislation. This is the level required for our business in the railways, highways and major structures areas.
- Design and installation of steel structures for railways: balustrades, bridge parapets, ladders, walkways, gantries, cable trays etc.
- Repairs and remedial work to railway steelwork: viaducts, gantries, structures, signage, barriers, balustrades, base plates, components etc.
- Rapid deployment, design and fabrication capabilities for urgent remedial work.
- A full range of specialised diamond drilling and cutting, anchoring and crack repair services.
In keeping with our company ethos, we take a partnership approach. We apply our experience and a range of techniques to help with problem-solving where required, and to ensure that works are completed as scheduled.
On-call Railway Steel Repairs
Our on-call capabilities are demonstrated by a busy weekend in November 2012, starting with a call late on Friday. Maintenance work to replace rails on a railway bridge in Battersea had revealed unexpected damage to the steel bridge floor plates.
BS Steels deployed labour to the site within 2 hours, together with plant and equipment. On Saturday we were asked to provide steel plates which were delivered on Sunday. Further steel plates requested on Sunday night were delivered on Monday morning. We were also asked to replace all the rusted connections. After inspection of the existing connections, our design and drawing department interpreted requirements, our workshop engineered the new components, which were delivered to site, all within hours.
The weekend’s activity was entirely unplanned, but our response ensured that the additional delay caused by the unexpected discovery of damaged floor plates was kept as short as possible.