Vodafone LHP Tunnel

Jascom Electrical Contractors has maintained the historic LHP Tunnel in London for over 30 years. As a specialist contractor for Vodafone, they ensure safe and efficient installation of lighting systems and prevent flooding. See how their expertise supports the Vodafone network in London.

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A Brief History

Jascom Electrical Contractors have played an essential role in the maintenance and servicing of the LHP Tunnel in London. As a specialist contractor for Vodafone, we’ve been maintaining the tunnel for over 30 years, and continue to do so through the use of our confined spaces accreditation. The tunnel itself was the first-ever underground railway tunnel to be built under the River Thames, connecting Londoners from one side of the river to the other via a cable-hauled wooden carriage.

Although it was primarily used for transportation back then, it is now being utilised as part of the Vodafone network in London, housing fiber-optic cables that transmit data to and from Vodafone's masts and business customers. Jascom Electrical Contractors have played a crucial role in ensuring the safe and efficient installation of lighting systems as well as emergency lighting, operating via a central battery system, installing and maintaining submergible pumps and drainage systems to stop the tunnel from flooding.

Services Emergency Lighting Installation and Maintenance

We carried out the lighting installation in the 406-meter-long LHP Tunnel, providing a reliable source of light in the event of an emergency. We conducted a comprehensive assessment of the tunnel to determine the optimal locations for the emergency lighting and designed a customised plan that met all the necessary safety requirements. Our team executed the installation with precision, skill, and efficiency to ensure minimal disruption to the tunnel's operation. Additionally, we continue to carry out emergency lighting maintenance periodically to ensure that the system is in optimal working condition. Our maintenance program is designed to detect and address any issues before they become major problems, reducing the risk of system failure and ensuring the safety of those who use the tunnel.

Services Drainage System Design and Installation

We implemented a new drainage system within the LHP Tunnel. Due to its age there is natural seepage which causes the tunnel to fill with water. The system we designed and installed prevents the tunnel from flooding due to the River Thames. As the tunnel runs under the river, it was essential to have a reliable drainage system to avoid any water ingress and subsequent safety issues. Our team designed and installed a new drainage system using submersible pumps that could quickly and efficiently remove any water that entered the tunnel, ensuring the safety of our staff and the security of the data transmission equipment in the tunnel. The implementation of this new drainage system required careful planning and execution due to the unique location and specific safety requirements. Our team worked diligently to ensure that the installation met all safety standards and was completed with minimal disruption to the operations of the tunnel.

Services Confined Spaces

Carrying out work in confined spaces, such as the Tower Subway tunnel, requires strict adherence to safety procedures to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff. Working in confined spaces can be hazardous due to the limited access, lack of ventilation, and the potential for hazardous atmospheres, which can cause severe injury or even death. Jascom Electrical Contractors implements strict procedures to ensure the safety of our staff when working in these challenging environments. These procedures include risk assessments, training on the use of personal protective equipment, and ensuring proper ventilation is in place. We also carefully plan evacuation and emergency procedures, which are essential in case of an unexpected incident. Our team is trained to act quickly and efficiently in the event of an emergency, and we have a comprehensive plan in place to ensure the safety of everyone in the confined space. The safety of our team is our top priority, and we take all necessary precautions to ensure that our staff can carry out their work in a secure and safe environment.

Continued Partnership

Jascom Electrical Contractors has continued to build a strong and lasting partnership with Vodafone, providing specialist electrical contracting services for many years. Our dedication to providing exceptional quality and service has been recognized by Vodafone, and we are proud to have earned their trust as a reliable and knowledgeable partner.

Our continued partnership with Vodafone is a testament to our team's expertise, innovative solutions, and unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional results. We look forward to continuing our work with Vodafone and providing the highest level of service, quality, and safety for many years to come.

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