Utilities Sector – Electricity
Pointer Ltd are switched on to the particular security issues regarding energy and power sites, and we have a wealth of experience in the delivery of projects to a number of high profile customers in this demanding sector. The work undertaken on these sites has varied from wireless IP CCTV systems to the installation of fully integrated systems which have been sponsored by CPNI due to the importance of the sites.
Energy and power sites are, for obvious reasons, often located in very remote areas and the environments surrounding them can be severe. The sites can be exposed to the elements, and they are also exposed to the possibility of being attacked. An incident at one of these critical locations might have wide-ranging and very serious consequences.
In order to manage risk to energy and power sites it takes a security company with specialist knowledge and experience, as well as the requisite accreditations.
Pointer have undertaken works at live substations and at power stations and we have a large number of staff who have gained ‘Authorised’ accreditation through experience of working within a ‘live’ substation environment over a number of sites. The ‘Authorised’ staff are a good mix of Installation Engineers, Service Engineers and Project Managers. The ‘Authorised’ staff are permitted to sign on to a ‘Limitation of Access’ permit within a live substation which allows them to work unsupervised within the substation and also permits them to supervise others as required.
Pointer as a company are Achilles UVDB accredited for our work on electricity sites. This accreditation takes into account our health and safety, quality, and environmental management systems and our practical applications of these systems of work.
Pointer have worked on behalf of three major electricity companies in the UK, at sites in England, Scotland and Wales. Our project experience includes the delivery of security solutions which include:
- IP CCTV
- Wireless CCTV
- Video management systems and analytics
- Perimeter Intruder detection systems
- Access control for people and vehicles
- Alarm systems
- Fire detection systems
- Lone worker systems