Client: The Sunborn Yacht Hotel – Royal Victoria Dock, London

The waste pipe in the boiler room was found to be leaking at an elbow, and had to be removed, re-welded and replaced. The welding had to be done on site to allow for minor retouching.

ACL Engineering were asked to carry out the work on this specific job, and tasks included:

  • Carrying out a site survey to see the full scope of works required.
  • Creating the relevant risk and method statements to allow for completely safe working practices.
  • Ensuring access to the boat and the on-site workshop was always available.
  • Removal, in situ welding and replacement of the waste pipe conforming to all regulations and safe practices of work.
  • Pressure testing of the newly repaired and modified pipework to ensure the welding held.

The pipe was situated in a very confined space which made access to the flanges difficult at times. As the pipework was for raw sewage, extra care had to be taken to keep all involved safe from infections. Once the welding was carried out, the pipe was refitted and tested to make sure the pipe was safe from re-rupturing.

The correct health and safety practises were carried out, the method statement was stuck to throughout the job and the room was washed down upon completion to prevent future complications.

Due to the strict organisation and risk assessments carried out prior to the job, our team were organised and efficient, keeping well within both budget and time.