In Bedfordshire (Amey MAC), all request for signals to be turned off for utility works are handled directly by our maintenance contractor. This is in order to comply with the requirments of NHSS Sector 8
Once road space has been granted by our local authority client, the utility company is directed to our contractor to carry out the switch off. There is a 3 tier Fee involved which has a uplift added for out of ours works.
All signal heads, pushbuttons are covered along with o.o.b’s erected. The maintenance contractor will only restore the signals once safe to do so i.e all stop lines have been replaced if removed by the works.