Inveresk Soil Cutting
Earthworks Enhancements Case Study
A soil cutting at Inveresk had been subjected to extensive rabbit infestation for a number of years, resulting in multiple small failures over a 500yd length. Instructed under the design and build RCDP Contract, S.I. and design was carried out. Due to an adjacent historical battle site, close working with Historic Scotland was required to obtain permission for access, and innovative access methods ensured no damage to the archaeological remains.
This design and build project was delivered as part of the RCDP (Scotland) Earthworks Contract. A full re-grade of the slope was carried out, followed by installation of rabbit netting and top soil. By setting up a suitable safe system of work, QTS were able to maximise day-shift working (with trains running), minimising costs and reducing safety risk to our operatives. Our own isolation staff carried out a return conductor isolation for the duration of the works and concrete barriers at the toe of the slope were temporarily installed as part of the ALO Risk Assessment.