Tarmac’s road planning contractor, National Road Planning, has developed an innovative new lighting solution to highlight safety zones around planing machines.
NRP has installed the high-intensity lights as part of a trial to help operatives visualise the 5+2 protection zone’ – a 5 m exclusion area in the direction of travel and a 2 m exclusion zone to the side of all plants.
The specialist technology forms part of Tarmac’s corporate commitment to zero harm and was sourced by NRP’s team. NRP is set to fit the technology to its fleet of 12 planing machines next year, following a successful trial and feedback from operatives.
Commenting on the importance of the technology, Nick Angelou, general manager at NRP, said:“Planing works typically take place at night and highways sites can become congested with planers, hauliers, pavers, rollers and operatives all working in close proximity. The development of this solution has come directly from our team after they identified the need and sourced the equipment.“We believe that there is great scope to make this technology standard across the industry and will work collaboratively with partners to share this best practice.”As part of Tarmac’s commitment to driving industry health and safety best practice and collaboration, NRP is already championing the technology to highways supply chain partners and clients. Among other areas the initiative is being adopted on the M25 network.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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