New stoplog installation video released by ECS Engineering Services helps clients manage river control assets
ECS Engineering Services has released an informative video on how to safely install stoplogs into a watercourse, a key method for isolating water control equipment for installation and refurbishment work. The video is of particular relevance to those working on penstocks, radial weirs and sluice gates.
Through carrying out major works for water boards, government institutions and private contractors in the water sector – ECS has exceptional experience in working with water control assets of all shapes and sizes. The business has recently been awarded its ninth consecutive Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award in recognition of its exceptional health and safety policy implementation. The new video draws on this experience to offer concise guidance on isolating water control equipment in an effective, safe manner.
The video addresses documentation, inspection requirements, minimisation of hazards and proper seating of stoplogs. Each is explained in chronological order, serving as a handy checklist to ensure that stoplogs are not only installed properly and safely, but that subsequent operations on site can continue promptly and effectively.
ECS also offers stoplogs as part of its comprehensive range of water control solutions. Along with steel variants, ECS also offers composite InfraCore® stoplogs manufactured from fibre reinforced polymers (FRP), which offer excellent environmental resistance, increased strength and reduced weight compared to traditional materials.