With over 12 years of experience working with critical infrastructure, Terra Firma Industries specialise in solving the unique access problems of electrical infrastructure projects.
Critical electrical infrastructure projects are always a complex challenge. It’s so hard to meet modern safety standards while retrofitting old cable pits, trenches and safety platforms. Even starting a project from scratch doesn't eliminate the safety issues.
Working in a live electrical environment involves extreme risk and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Slip-safety, fire standards, safe lifting, enclosed space regulations, design standards and OH&S requirements, are all involved too. Learning from your mistakes simply isn't an option.
That’s where modern composite materials come in. Terra Firma Industries have been busy transforming electrical industry projects. The company has been solving safety risks, improving installation and making maintenance a breeze by designing and manufacturing specialist, non-conductive, structural, composite access covers and walkway products.
Take for example one terminal station vehicle crossing, where heavy, corroded, metal, trench covers were so difficult to access, that workers had to crawl through the sealed trenches to lay and inspect cable. As part of the site upgrade Terra Firma Industries developed lightweight, lockable, heavy-duty trench covers that can be safely opened and closed by one person in minutes. The company replaced conductive metal mesh access flooring with non-conductive TerraGrate, structural FRP, to eliminate risk. Terra Firma Industries also upgraded unsafe checker plate cable trench covers so mobile plant can cross without damaging the vital infrastructure underneath.
With over 12 years of experience working with critical infrastructure such as the Brunswick Terminal Station upgrade and the Sunbury Sub-station upgrade, Terra Firma Industries specialise in solving the unique access problems of electrical infrastructure projects.
Watch the electrical industry safety video to learn how Terra Firma composites are transforming solutions to these complex access and installation problems.
For more information on how composites can transform your next critical infrastructure project contact Terra Firma Industries via the links below.