Project: Amco Giffen , Brookhouse Viaduct – Rotherham (Network Rail)


Eco Environmental were asked by our client to remove the build-up of Pigeon Guano and to Supply and Install our Bird Mesh System to Brookhouse Railway Viaduct on the BKS (Brancliffe East Junction and Kirk Sandall Junction Line).


After conducting a site survey and a full H&S risk assessment we were able to carry out an extensive Pigeon Guano clean to Span 1, 2, 4 & 5 of the structure, this included a pre-decontamination spray treatment, removal of the accumulated bulk fouling and finally a post decontamination spray treatment.

We then progressed on to the Supply and Installation of 12G 50mm X 50mm HDG Weld Mesh to each span to prevent future Pigeon access. The Mesh was fixed to the structure using a combination of 14-20mm beam clips (through deck) and up to 50mm C clamps bottom flanges.

Whilst on site it was noted that the onsite vegetation required attention as the weeds and associated debris had taken root within the structure – vegetation maintenance works are crucial to the public safety and visibility of the train drivers in this type of working environment.

Access Strategy:

Access to the works were completed via the fixed scaffolding that was provided by the client and our IRATA trained Abseil/Rope Access Team. Track Visitor Permits (TVP’s) were arranged by us internally, in accordance with Network Rail Company Specification NR/SP/CTM/021, to allow the team safe access for these specific works.


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Do you have a Pigeon or Bird problem – if so call one of our specialist team members at Eco Environmental on 01752 669009.

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Published 19th August 2020

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