Vegetation Risk Management – Efficient Strategies Reducing Impact On Critical Services:
WHO WE ARE
Point4 is the UK leader in the effective and efficient mitigation of tree risk to critical infrastructure.
We combine in-field expertise with patented, big data analysis to deliver practical end-to-end solutions that provide our customers with the decision support information they need to successfully manage their service availability.
Using the Suite of RiMiT solutions Point4 can deliver significant cost savings of up to 50% of total tree management costs through greater operational efficiency, increased compliance and the reduction in regulatory fines.
For example, in the Electricity Distribution Industry:
– Up to 30% of electricity faults are related to vegetation interference
– More than 300,000 kilometres of power lines need to be surveyed and managed annually at significant cost
– Ofgem estimates that vegetation management will cost the industry more than £1bn between 2015 – 2023
– Point4 can save up 50% of total tree management costs
Other industries such as rail, water, transport and insurance are also significantly affected by vegetation risk. Our solutions and services are equally applicable to these industries.
Founded in 2013 by, Martin Stanley, Point4 offers a set of solutions for managing risk and maintaining services for critical infrastructure, Point4 is now an experienced, specialist service provider that has developed a patented risk mitigation solution set from working in the field, contracting with the distribution network and understanding the key data required to manage trees effectively, cost efficiently, compliantly and safely. From here we have built a unique service offering that can be tailored to our customer’s needs.
Headquartered in Leicestershire, UK, Point4 has customers across Europe and is currently developing plans for expansion into the USA.
Our partners include some of the most innovative product and technology organisations globally operating across sectors, as well as some of the most deeply experienced organisations in critical infrastructure services supply and maintenance. These partnerships make Point4 uniquely positioned to assist our customers in managing their risk due to vegetation and optimising service availability and cost efficiencies.
Point4 has Achilles accrediation. Achilles UVDB provides a fair, open and transparent means of supplier selection for potential tender opportunities. Achilles UVDB helps utility companies manage risk within their supply chain and comply with EU Procurement Legislation.
Founder & Managing Director
DR FREDRIK VERKROOST
Non Executive Director | Technology
ROBERT F. YOUNG, BSCF, RPF
Manager Canadian Operations
Geo Spatial Analyst
Tom has a rich variety of experience in the acquisition, processing and analysis of 3D spatial data. He has worked with point cloud data in terrestrial and offshore environments around the UK and Europe for several years before taking on the challenge of PhD research. His research involved the development of novel handheld LiDAR methods for mapping and measuring forests and an assessment of the strengths (and weaknesses) of LiDAR-based approaches for tree detection and measurement.
WHAT WE DO
Point4’s – RIMIT – is a vegetation management process using LiDAR, Geospatial and Satellite technology enabling the utility and service sectors to design efficient strategies to eliminate power outages; reduce regulatory compliance costs and create environmental and business efficiencies.