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Our external service solutions are developed for each client individually, ensuring that their priority requirements are met.

External Services

Maintenance services are often taken for granted, performed out of sight and often go unconsidered until the infrastructure asset fails with serious consequences.

HMM deliver a comprehensive program range of hard and soft infrastructure services through in-house resource or via carefully selected service partners to maintain these assets in a serviceable condition at all times.

Our external service solutions are developed for each client individually, ensuring that their priority requirements are met.

WINTER GRITTING

DRAINAGE

SWEEPING

LITTER PICKING

EMERGENCY SAFETY DEFECT RESPONSE (immediate and permanent repairs)

HIGHWAY ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE

GRASS CUTTING AND VERGE MAINTENANCE

TREE / HEDGE / BUSH CUTTING

WEED SPRAYING

WINTER GRITTING

(WINTER MAINTENANCE)

HMM with the services of Vaisala, has installed two weather monitoring stations on the network which provide dedicated weather forecasting services. Based on this, informed decisions can be taken to predict the risk of ice and snow forming on the motorway so that gritting can be programmed to reduce the risk of accidents.

The Winter Maintenance season commences in October through to April and HMM uses five gritters specially designed form small sites to motorway work. These gritters range in sizes from 2m3 to 14m3 of salt capacity and in severe conditions can remain out on the Project Road spreading and snow clearing for long periods before refilling. HMM uses the specialised Ice Stations on the Project Road to record weather conditions and employs the Meteorological Office for Winter Forecasting services and thermal mapping for information on gritting routes and spread rates required at any time.

Constant monitoring allows appropriate treatments to be carried out at the most effective times; HMM use a real time information based service with immediate reaction to changing conditions. Winter maintenance can often be a 24 hour operation requiring a trained, skilled and experienced resource.

DRAINAGE

Road gullies, comprising of a gully grating with a gully pot beneath, are situated at the side of the road by the kerb. The main purpose of the gullies is to take the surface water run-off from the road and to prevent any sediment from being carried into the drainage system.

Flooding of roads can be due to a variety of reasons, the more common ones being blocked drains, water leaks, burst pipes and heavy rainfall.

HMM is well equipped to provide drainage solutions for situations such as:

  • Gully Emptying
  • Storm Sewer Jetting & Clearing
  • Culvert cleansing
  • Soak away cleansing
  • Wet well cleansing

Hazards on the road come in many different shapes and forms. Spillages of material on the road can be particularly hazardous to all highway users, especially those riding motorcycles. These spillages can be as liquids or solids and can be as a result of an accident or by accidental spillage from a commercial vehicle or trailer. HMM treat these using specialised plant and materials to reduce skid risk. HMM is licensed to carry waste with a Global Group Licence and has a Waste Transfer Facility.

SWEEPING

Road sweepers are utilised to effectively clean almost any road surface.

  • Pedestrian area sweeping
  • Precinct sweeping
  • Car parks, including multi-storey
  • Hard shoulder and carriageway sweeping

LITTER PICKING

Routinely – Weekly, monthly, quarterly, or by request. We dispose of waste at the appropriate refuse centre and provide the client with the appropriate documentation of the disposal.

EMERGENCY SAFETY DEFECT RESPONSE (IMMEDIATE AND PERMANENT REPAIRS)

HMM operate a 24x7 emergency response team responding to reports or complaints from the police, the general public etc. or in response to extreme adverse weather conditions.

Emergency Defects are those which require prompt attention because they represent an immediate hazard to Users. Emergency Defects shall if possible be made safe or isolated from Road Users at the time of response. Making safe may constitute displaying warning signs, coning or fencing off or other measures to protect Road Users. Emergency defects which HMM respond to range from Road Traffic Accidents (R.T.A’s), fallen trees, pot holes, flooding, road kill, oil spills, temporary traffic management issues, collapsed or broken man holes & gully covers to permanent and temporary fencing repairs.

HIGHWAY ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE

Street lighting is important to us all. It helps pedestrians and vehicle drivers avoid road traffic accidents at night. It deters vandals and criminals and makes the environment safer for ourselves and our property.

HMM CARRY OUT INSPECTION AND TESTING OF:-

  • Highway lighting
  • Bulk lamp change and clean intervals

ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTIONS OF:-

  • Visual structural column inspections
  • Safety inspections and outage, patrols
  • Confined space certified Electricians

ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE OF:-

  • Highway
  • Urban roads*
  • Car park lighting 

*on roads that are not specifically covered by DOE Roads Service

GRASS CUTTING & VERGE MAINTENANCE

There are more than 60 KM of roads of which within the DBFO1 project which mostly grass verges

HMM grass cutting policy is to maintain the highway verge for safety purposes, whilst being sympathetic to environmental considerations.

TREE, HEDGE AND BUSH CUTTING

HMM have in-house consultants who advise on ecology issues and select the most appropriate method and times for intervention.

WEED SPRAYING

HMM carry this out in accordance with the following standards – PA1 this module is compulsory to all users of pesticides.

PA6 calibrate the applicator to spray legally, safely, without risk to themselves, other people or the environment.