Westminster City Council chose the IP68 Plug and Socket system to be used with the Retention Socket system on numerous Shallow Foundation items running through Whitehall. Throughout the year various events take place in and around Whitehall, which includes Remembrance Sunday. The preparation for the event includes the removal of various illuminated and non-illuminated street furniture, to allow room for participants, the general public and the press.
The products used help turn a traditionally lengthy and disruptive operation into a rapid and simple procedure. The IP68 Plug and Socket system allows for the quick and safe disconnection of power cables running through the illuminated columns. Once the cables have been disconnected the columns themselves can be removed out of the Retention Sockets in a matter of minutes. The entire removal of the street furniture is now carried out in under 30 minutes under minimal traffic management, leaving the area completely safe for public access.