A-Plant Emphasises 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.”
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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.