In the past we’ve looked at how fittings provide the perfect solution for safe access at train stations in line with Part M of the Building Regulations and Equality Act 2010. But stations are not the only place where they can be used, the versatility of fittings enables them to provide solutions for pretty much the entire rail infrastructure, both overground and underground.
Maintenance and engineering work on the railways is a constant process. Day to day maintenance involves looking after tracks, signals and power supplies while more complex engineering involves larger projects such as track replacement.
Safety barriers are required throughout the entire network, particularly to protect high risk areas, for example on parapets and bridges where there is a fall from height risk, along the trackside to protect workers and maintenance teams as well as to prevent unauthorised access or to keep debris and livestock off the track.
Where cabling runs alongside tracks, cable stiles constructed from fittings can provide a safe means of access for maintenance and engineering teams.
Barrier systems for railway bridges and viaducts
Barriers with mesh panels to protect maintenance teams
Preventing unauthorised access to tracks
Keeping debris and animals off the track
Cable stiles for safe access of trackside cabling
Fittings offer a versatile solution for a range of applications on our rail network. Structures are easy to assemble on site without specialised workers or equipment, saving both time and money. No cutting, welding, threading or bolting is required, which speeds up the installation process and ensures the integrity of the components is left intact.
Whatever the area on the network, the flexibility of fittings allows handrails, guardrails and barrier systems to be designed and installed easily to meet a variety of specific site requirements, not just DDA handrails at stations.
Tue, 06/09/2015 – 11:18
Safety barriers are required throughout the entire network, particularly to protect high risk areas.
Barriers systems for the rail infrastructure