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The Consequences of Unintended Damage

Date: 17th February 2022 Ground Protection

The wintery conditions that we are faced with in the first few months of the year often come hand in hand with damage to roads, pavements and sensitive grounds. This is something we cannot escape from, but preventing accidental damage to such surfaces is something that we can control.

Anyone in the construction industry knows that this is something which can occur and can result in not only compensation claims but also reputational damage to the company responsible. Both of these things can have serious ramifications on the bottom line of a business.

However, careful planning and investment can reduce the potential for these accidents. Last year, we highlighted a number of our dependable temporary floor protection products which can help mitigate the potential for accidental damage to sensitive floors by heavy machinery or general footfall.

There have been multiple incidents of late which prove that there can be even more serious consequences as a result of accidental impacts, with damage to underground cables and pipes having the potential to effect multiple communities. This is why Centriforce has also produced a range of innovative cable protection solutions which provide early warning indicators to workmen and reduce the potential impact of accidental strikes.

First off we have the popular Stokbord® Cover product, which is made from 100% recycled plastic. This has already proved itself in a wide range of projects, with its enhanced strength reducing the effect of accidental strikes and also ensuring that it is completely water and rot proof, irrespective of the soil type in which it is embedded.

A more recent innovation which offers the same levels of protection but comes in an easy to roll out format is the Stokbord Drum. This reduces the necessity for workmen to spend long periods of time in potentially dangerous environments and therefore also speeds up the pace at which construction works are completed.

Both of these Stokbord products are available to order in highly visible colours to reduce the likelihood of accident strikes. However, we also have a number of products which can serve as early warning indicators for workmen. This is ideal for those who are looking to take extra precautions and is available in our Locata range of underground warning tapes and warning mesh solutions. Both of these are also available in detectable formats, featuring stainless steel tracers which can be easily identified using appropriate tools from above the surface.

If you are interested in learning more about our range of products which can help to mitigate the potential for accidental damage during construction projects, then get in contact with a member of our knowledgeable team at any time.