Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
North West England
StronGuard™ RCS vehicle mitigation steel palisade
Barkers Fencing supplied a StronGuard RCS™ palisade fencing system for a narrow construction site adjacent to a busy rail track.
Lovell Partnerships, a housing developer, was building on an area of land running parallel to a live railway cutting. The development was to include a new road for residents and visiting traffic, and a community footpath – both of which would be in close proximity to the dangerous railway line.
To secure planning permission, Network Rail and Manchester City Council required a road vehicle mitigation solution to be put in place in order to grant planning permission. This would prevent any accidental road vehicle incursion onto the rail infrastructure, protecting people, assets and property.
Network Rail specified StronGuard™ RCS palisade fencing from Barkers as the best solution to mitigate the risk of road vehicle incursion in this instance.
StronGuard™ RCS met all the planning permission requirement in terms of safety, and only needed the space of a standard perimeter palisade fence, so also met Network Rail’s regulations.
StronGuard™ RCS was galvanised and powder-coated at Barkers’ manufacturing facility in Stoke-on-Trent and delivered to site.
This solution succeeded in mitigating the risk of accidental road vehicle incursion onto the railway as set out as a requirement by the Department for Transport and helped Lovell Partnerships to secure the planning permission which would allow them to start construction work in a safe manner, with complete peace of mind that all regulations are met.