Her Majesty’s Prison Service – Yorkshire & Humberside Region
In line with the specialist work that kepi carry out for the armed services around the world, Kepi were ideally placed to carry out work for HMPS. The security and safety issues involved weren’t a big challenge for a company used to working in these sort of environments and delivering the job at speed but to a high quality standard.
“There are not just service roads on site, there are large car parks for staff and visitors plus there is Warden and other staff accommodation on site so there are residential roads” said a Kepi spokesperson “This meant we needed to ensure minimal disruption with access to the prison itself, as well as other areas, a priority at all times. We also needed to make sure none of the security aspects of the prison were compromised, with authorised vehicle movements being controlled to make the site safe for our team, workers and prison visitors.”
Planing obviously reduces the ability of the roads to carry vehicles in the normal way so Kepi put in ramps where necessary and tidied areas up where pedestrians needed access. They also put in traffic management equipment whenever necessary to avoid total disruption to traffic movements around the site. Tarmac was then laid to all the necessary specifications set by the client and the whole project was completed with new road markings.
“A job like this may seem simple on the surface but there are a lot of project management issues to cover, especially when doing the work at a prison” continued the spokesperson “Our teams experience in the work we do for customers like the army stood us in good stead. With over 8000 sq metres of roadway and parking to remove, prepare, re-tarmac and finish both the client and ourselves were very happy that it took just nine days from start to finish. The client was even happier with the quality of the job. Yet another happy Kepi customer!”
All facilities need some work to keep them in tip top shape and Camp Juno in Helmand Province, Afghanistan is no exception. Housekeeping is necessary to ensure everything is fully operational and this includes maintaining existing infrastructure such as fencing, existing and new groundworks. In support of British military operations and UK Works Group Royal Engineers Kepi were engaged to carry out repair and refurbishment around the camp in a number of areas.
There are many examples of Kepi delivering part of a project as a sub-contractor, either working on their own bespoke area or working in collaboration on a part of the construction and build. In this particular case Kepi were working with CADG as a sub-contractor tasked with supplying the building that housed a number of fuel storage tanks and their ancillary equipment. The location was Camp Shorabak in Helmand, Afghanistan and the project was part of the US Reconstruction Project in the Province.
As well as major construction and infrastructure projects Kepi also deliver lower key works. These are just as important as they provide necessary servicers such as this one. The Australian Department of Defence were looking to improver the levels of security around their precincts at Camp Qargha, Kabul in Afghanistan and they wanted a comprehensive plan and installation for their internal fencing. This needed to include “ceremonial” as well as vehicle and pedestrian gates.
Kepi deliver major infrastructure projects in the conflict zone of Afghanistan, mainly for the various international defence forces. These clients require their contractors to carry out their work quickly but to a very high standard so that future maintenance is kept to a minimum. Kepi were happy to take on a road maintenance and upgrade project, with drainage work included, for the Australian Department of Defence in Camp Qargha, Kabul.
The Australian Defence Force needed a reliable and experienced Facilities management company to run, maintain and operate their diverse range of buildings located across the city of Kabul in Afghanistan. They chose Kepi and whist this was a challenging contract, in a war zone, we have managed their Kabul property portfolio to a very standard.