Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential upgrade work at Killinghall Road to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Bradford.
The ageing main has undergone several recent emergency repairs, so has now been prioritised for urgent replacement. The metal pipework is being replaced by new, more durable plastic pipes, to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers.
The work will now start on Monday August 16 2021 and is expected to last for approximately two weeks. It has been planned in collaboration with Bradford Council.
NGN is carrying out essential work in line with government guidance, including responding to gas emergencies, emergency repairs and maintenance as well as planned work to replace ageing metal gas mains.
So engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect the public, some traffic management measures will be introduced during the project.
The road will be closed at the junction of Thornbury Road and Killinghall Road. Signs will be displayed for motorists and a full signed diversion put in place.
There will be two-way temporary traffic lights on Killinghall Road which will be manned at peak times, to ensure a smooth flow of traffic.
To ensure the safety of colleagues, customers and the community, the majority of the work is being carried out in the street, following Government guidelines for safe distance working wherever possible. There are also extra safety measures in place to keep everyone safe and ensure that the work is Covid 19 secure.
Engineers will observe safe distance working and wear PPE at all times, and will only request entry to customer properties if it is absolutely necessary in order to ensure their safety, the continuity of a safe gas supply or at a customer’s request.
There are extra safety precautions in place for working inside: NGN engineers will wash their hands or use hand sanitiser thoroughly before entering a property and wear a face mask and gloves; they will maintain a two metre distance and ask the householders to stay in another room while they work. Our engineers may also ask customers if they feel comfortable wearing a face mask themselves during a home visit.
Where customers are self-isolating, have symptoms or are at high clinical risk, engineers will wear full PPE when working indoors, including coveralls and eye protection.
Chris Green, Business Operations Manager for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of Bradford.
“NGN is continuing to carry out its essential activities while following strict Government guidelines for safe distance working and observing health and safety guidance during the current coronavirus outbreak in England.
“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this essential scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”
Customers can read more about our Covid Secure Promise here.
For further information about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: email@example.com.
Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.