Do you work in the rail industry? Are you looking for an easy way to keep the track safe and secure?
Why trackside safety is so important
Whilst safety in the rail industry is constantly improving, by the very nature of being in the vicinity of speeding trains and electrically charged railway lines, this is a perilous environment.
Keeping things safe and secure to protect rail employees is a top priority. But it appears there’s an even bigger need to prevent the general public from having nasty mishaps.
In 2019-2020 there were 314 fatalities on the rail network across the UK. Shockingly, all but 3 of these were members of the public – not the workforce. Of 520 major injuries reported in the same period, again the figure was disproportionately high – with some 390 relating to the general public.
So, while you can train staff to spot risks and minimise dangers, it seems ensuring the safety of the public and keeping them out of harm’s way is a trickier affair…
How GRP wraps can help
Whether it’s kids looking for misguided adventure, timesavers looking for a shortcut, or just someone who find themselves in the wrong place, anything you can do to secure electrics and restrict access is a step in the right direction when it comes to trackside safety.
Made from glass reinforced plastic (GRP), our wraps can form a key part of your defences and be a huge boost to your safety precautions.
Non-conductive wraps made from GRP are ideal in these highly charged environments and can be used to keep electrics tucked safely out of sight. High voltage cables, wires and even pipework can be hidden away behind the wrap – which can be made bespoke to your measurements.
They are also excellent for preventing trespassers from scaling overhead lines, as their smooth outer surface stops anyone from being able to get a foothold and climb – keeping both themselves and others out of danger.
And it’s not just the protection from electricity and unauthorised access that makes GRP wraps a favoured option. They are also extremely durable and hardwearing, and crucially, there’s no scrap value held in them. This reduces the temptation for thieves to steal the wrap, exposing wires and unleashing potential threats to safety. It also saves you the expense and time of sourcing a replacement.
Order your GRP wraps today
At HR Kilns we pride ourselves on offering a fully bespoke service, so every aspect of our GRP wraps is fully customisable.
Want a wrap in a specific colour that will blend in and barely be noticed, or do you need it to stand out to act as a safety warning? Whatever your requirements, we’ll do our best to match them – just talk to the team and we will do everything in our power to assist.