HS1 – High Speed Rail

The Product

The standard IRS/RSS BV Adjustable Magnetically Attached Safety Barrier is in use on HS1.

As the safety and operational rules for HS1 are different from Network Rail (albeit HS1 is a subsidiary of Network Rail), the workforce is only permitted to place one foot into the 6’00″/10’00” between the tracks when erecting a safety barrier.  This is achieved by reversing the uppermost part of the stanchion so that erection can be easily achieved.  It works exactly the same as  the conventional RSS Magnetically Attached Safety Barrier, but erected differently  by turning around the vertical component thus reducing the length and facilitating erection by only placing one foot into the 6’oo”/ 10’00” as shown on the video.

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The Benefits

Benefits of the RSS Magnetically Attached Safety Barrier
❖ Consists of two components. No loose parts. No tools needed
❖ Certified to EN 13374 (Class A), World Patented, approved by Network Rail: PA05 05085.
❖ Stanchions placed at 3m intervals, twice the distance of conventional barriers.
❖ No ballast is removed, operatives are not required to go into the 4’00”.
❖ No danger of damaging underground signalling cables.
❖ Does NOT affect track circuits or Axle counters.
❖ Can be used in areas with S & C.
❖ Very strong magnet but easy dismantling with one arm movement.
❖ Safe for operatives, with no hazardous ballast dust (Silica) or
pathogens (e.g. Weil’s disease, Leptospirosis) disturbed in ballast.
❖ No removal/replacement of ballast – major savings in working and
possession costs
❖ Safe quick assembly/disassembly, simple magnetic attachment to the web of rail,
❖ In a Safe System of work, 102m can be erected in a 15min line-blockage.
❖ Can be used in freezing temperatures (-20oC) or high temperatures (+80oC) when ‘track
distortion’ is an issue.
It is easy to use and will be used!

Video

HS1 use the magnetically Attached Safety Barrier for maintenance work, albeit there is not much given the age of the line.

As the safety and operational rules for HS1 are different from Network Rail (albeit HS1 is a subsidiary of Network Rail), the workforce is only permitted tp place one foot into the 6’00″/10’00” between the tracks when erecting a safety barrier.  This is achieved by reversing the uppermost part of the stanchion so that erection can be easily achieved.

Approved By

Product approval number

PA:05/05085

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