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Sabre Jetting Services featured in BBC 2 Documentary

Sep 19 2014

Sabre Jetting Services recently appeared in a BBC 2 documentary called The Motorway: Life in the Fast Lane, aired on 16th September 14. The documentary series is a look into the motorway system around Birmingham and examines the role of workers that help to keep traffic flowing around the UK’s second city.


During the second episode of the series titled ‘Keeping the Show on the Road’ there was a large focus on the maintenance of the road system, including the repair works continuously carried out to ensure the integrity of the vast concrete structures carrying millions of vehicles each year. As a sub- contractor carrying out a key element of the repair works; the hydrodemolition of concrete repair locations beneath the elevated carriageways, Sabre Jetting’s operatives were filmed going about their daily routines on the R163 contract, the most recent of numerous Midland Links contracts completed by Sabre Jetting over the last 25 years.


The team on site, Richard Donnelly & Daniel Horsnett, were shown during the documentary informing the viewers of the PPE they wear and the reasons it is required. The programme then cuts to shots of the hydrodemolition in action and close ups of the water jet penetrating the concrete at high velocity. Richard and Daniel are two of the most experienced operators in the country, especially when it comes to Midland Links work. As a company, Sabre Jetting have worked on 12 of these major projects over the last decade alone and are unrivalled in their ability to carry out this type of technical work.

The programme, The Motorway: Life in the Fast Lane ‘Keeping the Show on the Road’ will be available on BBC iPlayer until 16th October. Look out for Sabre Jetting in action from 16m 30s into the episode and for further information on hydrodemolition and the other services we offer, contact us now on 0121 706 9801.


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