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ISSUE 12 July 2016



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Member News

ThamesWater extends Zaun contract

The UK’s largest water and waste company

has renewed the appointment of security and

perimeter fencing systems manufacturer Zaun

to a multi million pound framework agreement

for a further year to May 2017.

Thames Water Utilities retains the option

to extend for a further two years to 2019 and

the end of the current Asset Management

Programme, AMP6.

Thames Water originally chose PSSA member

Zaun as one of four appointed contractors for

their framework agreement for the supply and

installation of security fencing & gates, and one

of three for their ongoing maintenance.

It hoped to save almost £500,000 with the

framework agreement, as well as the benefits

of dedicated account management, certified

and experienced perimeter protection

designers, engineers and technicians, access

to new and innovative products and robust

management reporting linked to an exacting

service level agreement.

Thames Water manages more than 4500

sites, the majority of them unmanned, that

require security to protect the water supply to

over 14 million people.

Accidental pollution, the safety hazard

of sewage, the potential for theft and even

mindless vandalism all mean site safety and

security is paramount.

Zaun first proved its reputation with

Thames Water during its multi-billion pound

London Tideway improvements to create a

cleaner healthier River Thames.

This entailed work on sites of Critical

National Infratructure (CNI) near to the

London 2012 Olympic Park at Stratford where

Zaun also provided security fencing.

For AMP6, Thames Water set about a

“complete transformation” of the way it delivers

capital investment through a ‘super alliance’

including MWH Global as programme manager

that expects to carry out between £2bn and

£3bn of work, with £200m alone for security,

bringing its estate up to Defra standards and

fully prepared for any security eventuality.

Thames Water has since turned often to

Zaun to deliver full turnkey security solutions of

integrated perimeter fencing, CCTV and access

control systems.

Zaun has installed its most intruder-

resistant product, ArmaWeave, around secure


Zaun head of sales Chris Plimley said:

“We’re delighted to have our relationship

with Thames Water extended for another year

and look forward to continue to help them

upgrade their estate and its security with the

very best integrated perimeter protection

systems on the market.”

BSI confident of continuing

role in European Standards

The development of accepted UK,

European and worldwide standards

underpin the PSSA’s philosophy. The

BSI issued a message of assurance to

those currently engaged in standards

making. In their letter they stated; “The

result of the Referendum has triggered a

process for the UK government, but for

the foreseeable future we see no change

to BSI’s status and obligations as a full

member of CEN and CENELEC. We are

confident that a UK exit from the EU will

not affect BSI’s membership of ISO and IEC.

It is business as usual for BSI, including all

aspects of our standards making, policy

and strategy work.

UK participation in the development

and maintenance of voluntary industry

standards by CEN and CENELEC for use

across the European single market is an

essential element of the UK’s relationship

with our European partners. The CEN and

CENELEC single standard model, with

identical adoption of European standards

across 33 countries and the withdrawal of

conflicting national standards, facilitates

market access and simplifies the market

structure across Europe.

BSI’s ambition is that the UK should

continue to participate in the European

Standardization System as a full member

of CEN, CENELEC and ETSI. We consider

that this is a likely outcome of the

forthcoming negotiations between the UK

and the EU”.

Fair payment

charter – your

input required

A key principle of the Construction

Leadership Council is support for the

Construction Supply Chain Fair Payment

Charter. The Charter preamble states,“The

ambition is that construction industry’s

standard payment terms are 30 days and

that retentions are no longer withheld. Fair

and transparent payment practices are

essential to the achievement of successful

integrated working on construction

projects. This Charter applies to all parties

to construction contracts with the aim

of helping to create a more collaborative

culture and ensure a strong, resilient and

sustainable supply chain. This Charter

builds on and complements existing

legislation and policy…“. The PSSA would

like to know if you have issues with terms

more stringent than the Charter in your

dealings in the High Security Products

Sector – email