Lambeth Borough has successful planned and programmed the reactive works using the oyster system
01 February 2009
Steve Wong has seen a marked improvement in the way their contractors have tackled the reactive works.
On site decisions about whether work should start or not gives real time accuracy on when work commences and finishes. The Oyster solution allows work to be declined if a problem exists for example a parked vehicle blocking access to the highways asset to be repaired. Work that is declined is very visible and is automatically rescheduled to ensure future action to carry out the work occurs.
If the work is able to commence, taking a picture of the asset before the work is carried out is mandatory and triggers a start notice and work can begin. When the work is finished another picture must be taken automatically triggering the end notice. This automatic noticing makes complying with the TMA transparent, a side effect of the technology being used. As a further benefit, the pictures, which are date and time stamped (with coordinate stamping being developed), can assist in litigation issues that may arise with respect to the faulty highways asset.» Return to homepage