Magnetic Track Safety Solutions
Keeping Your Railways Safe with Magnetic Technology
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RSS Infrastructure has invested in magnetic track safety solutions which have been designed to create a safer and more efficient environment for track workers, by utilising the latest magnetic technology to attach the product to the rail web.
The magnetic track safety system can provide temporary barrier fencing for enhanced safety of track workers, while also increasing productivity and reducing costs. Compared to traditional methods, this product is over 20 times faster to install and dismantle, requiring substantially less physical effort. This results in significantly shorter possession times and lower mobilisation costs, leading to enhanced productivity and efficiency for our customers.
Safe, simple and light; our magnetic track safety equipment only consists of two components & no tools required. It can be used even under freezing circumstances when the ballast is frozen or covered with snow and removes the potential for ‘track distortion’ in high temperatures.
Improving Worker Safety in any Environment
In addition to providing a safer working environment, the magnetic barrier fencing system is versatile and can be used in S&C areas, as well as in freezing conditions where the ballast is frozen or covered with snow. The system’s simple magnetic attachment to the rail web eliminates the need to remove or replace ballast, preventing workers from disturbing and inhaling harmful ballast dust.
Safe and Efficient Solution
Overall, RSS Infrastructure’s magnetic track safety solutions offer a safer and more efficient solution compared to traditional methods. By utilising magnetic technology, the products are safe, simple, and light, and require minimal physical effort. The products’ versatility ensures they can be used in various conditions, including freezing conditions, making them ideal for use all year round. The magnetic barrier fencing and Magnetic Points Protocol Boards have been certified to EN 13374 (Class A) and Network Rail PA05 05085, ensuring they meet industry standards for quality and safety.
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For reliable project delivery, contact us today at 0330 113 0004. Led by David Hodkinson, our experienced team of Magnetic Track Safety experts are ready to assist.
Head of Track Warning Services
Magnetic Barrier Fencing: Faster, Safer, and More Efficient
Magnetic fencing can be used in the majority of railway infrastructure areas. Simple, safe and fast assembly/disassembly, with a simple magnetic attachment to the web of the rail, with no requirement to remove or replace under track ballast. This solution allows tamping & ballast cleaning to continue while in-situ and can be installed under Lookout protection.
Easy to Transport: Magnetic barrier fencing has been developed to reduce the amount of heavy lifting and allow for easy transportation.
Strong Magnetic Attachment: The magnetic attachment connects to the web of the rail and does not require the removal or replacement of under track ballast.
Robust Fibreglass Poles: The fencing poles are made of reinforced glass fibre and are covered in a colourful coating. They also include a unique locking connection that protects them against environmental and structural damage.
Magnetic Points Protocol Boards: Safe Instruction for Train Drivers
Our Magnetic Points Protocol Boards are another innovative product that utilises magnetic technology to provide clear instructions to train drivers about the track ahead. The boards are attached magnetically to the rail web, and the strong magnets ensure that the boards remain securely in place.
Temporary Safety Technology: Like the magnetic barrier fencing, the Magnetic Points Protocol Boards are easy to install and remove. The boards can be placed quickly and easily, making it an ideal solution for temporary situations.
Avoid Points Damage: The boards act as a visual reminder to drivers and operators to stop and examine the points before advancing, reducing the risk of damage to the points.
Informs Workforce: The boards are located at the S&C worksite’s trailing end to ensure that vehicle operators and crane controllers are informed of the switch direction.
Frequently Asked Questions
A magnetic safety barrier is a product supplied by RSS Infrastructure that utilises magnetic technology to attach to the rail web and provide temporary barrier fencing for enhanced safety of track workers.
Compared to traditional methods, the magnetic track safety barrier is over 20 times faster to install and dismantle, requiring substantially less physical effort. It also results in significantly shorter possession times and lower mobilisation costs, leading to enhanced customer productivity and efficiency.
Yes, magnetic safety barriers have been shown to be highly effective in preventing accidents. By creating a physical barrier between the workers and the trains, magnetic safety barriers greatly reduce the risk of accidental contact and improve overall safety on the rail infrastructure.
Transporting magnetic safety barriers to the worksite using a rail trolley is straightforward. The barriers are designed to be lightweight, easily portable, and easy to lift and manoeuvre onto a trolley. However, ensuring the trolley is properly loaded and secured is important to prevent the barriers from shifting during transit.
Yes, magnetic safety barriers are designed to be easily assembled and dismantled, allowing for quick setup and removal as needed. The barriers are made of modular components that can be easily connected and disconnected, and many are also equipped with magnetic connectors that allow them to be attached and detached from the rail quickly and easily. This makes magnetic safety barriers a convenient option for temporary safety measures during maintenance or repair work on the rail infrastructure.
The Magnetic Points Protocol Board is an innovative product that utilises magnetic technology to provide clear instructions to train drivers about the track ahead. It is attached magnetically to the rail web, and the strong magnets ensure the boards remain securely in place. It acts as a visual reminder to drivers and operators to stop and examine the points before advancing, reducing the risk of damage to the points.
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