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A-Plant Emphasise Safety

A-Plan has confirmed an exclusive hire and sale agreement with modularised pedestrian protection specialists Safe Route. The agreement sees A-Plant offer Safe Route products nationally throughout its Acrow business.

Safe Route Modularised Systems offer an alternative solution to the traditionally time consuming and inflexible scaffold based products used where pedestrians meet with construction. They have been installed at railway stations, London Underground stations, shopping centres, hospitals and offices, receiving excellent feedback in particular for their flexibility of use and clean appearance. They also offer additional environmental benefits with no requirement for timber or plywood.

The three systems which A-Plant is exclusively offering include systems for tunnels, rooms and hoardings. All systems come with the option of either a standard Dibond board, Fire Rated Board, 60 min, 120 min or 240 min or impact boards.

  • System T - An incredibly quick and easy to install tunnel system which not only protects pedestrians but can also assist overhead works with the roof of the tunnel being used as a working platform.
  • System R - Semi-permanent room that looks and feels like a professional working environment, enabling offices or retail stores to be kept open during construction.
  • System H - Hoarding partitions separate the public from construction activity whilst providing bespoke branding and advertising opportunities.

Andy Scott, A-Plant’s Business Director - Acrow said: “We are delighted to have introduced the Safe Route modularised pedestrian protection systems to our product portfolio. The products are the perfect complement to the A-Plant range with the added benefit that we can use our experienced Engineers to prepare detailed designs for the Safe Route system. The systems also provide us with an opportunity to exclusively offer a new and innovative product to our customers.”

To illustrate to customers the features and benefits of the Safe Route systems A-Plant has installed showrooms at its Acrow Service Centres in Romford and Chesterfield with a further one planned for Glasgow.

Andy Scott explains: “The systems on display have been selected so as to demonstrate the versatility of the product to create Tunnels, Hoardings and Rooms and we look forward to inviting customers to view and experience first-hand the many benefits of the Safe Route systems.”

Safe Route’s Commercial Director Matthew Robinson said: “The systems selected show a full range of uses for the Safe Route systems and provide an excellent training ground for end users wishing to train their staff in the simple process of installation. Furthermore, we are pleased to see A-Plant planning adaptation of existing products currently available through their extensive portfolio of construction equipment, including Lighting, Heating Systems and Edge Protection Technology.”

Click here fore more information >>> A-Plant Safe Route

Soil stabilisation gets a first from Highways Agency

In a potential first for the Highways Agency, Britpave, the infrastructure industry trade association, is to be given responsibility for the updating and revision of one of its key guidance documents.

If guidance documents are to have the necessary authority then they must be kept abreast of new thinking and current industry developments. The Highways Agency has determined that the people best placed to ensure this are those who implement its documents. Accordingly, recognising the practical experience and expertise of the soil stabilisation contractor members of Britpave, the Agency is proposing to pass future responsibility for maintenance and development of ‘HA74 Treatment of Fill and Capping Materials using either Lime or Cement or Both’ to the Britpave Soil Stabilisation Task Group.


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