This remarkable new height detection system connects to our flagship INSTABOOM barrier and has been created specifically for over height warning and asset protection on highways. The first production model is already being used to protect an overhead powerline from strikes on the M20 motorway with Kier Highways.
Green Gate had already deployed INSTABOOM with Kier Highways on the M20 and was recently awarded the coveted Highways England Blue Star award for its innovative safety implementation. The GS6 INSTABOOM was created and patents filed when Kier requested the INSTABOOM product with an added height restriction feature. The simple product uses an IP68 laser on standard GS6 pole wired back to the INSTABOOM barrier some 20-30m down the work lane. When the set height restriction is breached, the barrier is triggered to come down, barring access to the work zone and with an emergency number to call for further action.
The product, like all Green Gate’s products, is designed to work in the UK, all year round, entirely on solar power. It can also be deployed and moved in minutes.
The new GS6 INSTABOOM was developed using the existing INSTABOOM product and modifying with the IP68 laser on standard GS6 posts to detect and bar entry to all over height site traffic, revealing the emergency number for drivers to call for further action.
The GS6 INSTABOOM helps work zones to:
The product has been received exceptionally well and is an unprecedented success making sure Kier Highways are protecting the lives of network users and highways staff.
John Quarless, Health and Safety Manager for the M20 Smart Motorway Upgrade says ‘Working with Green Gate on the development of the GS6 INSTABOOM has been an inspiration. Height protection and therefore health and safety with standard GS6 height restriction methods still had room for error and oversights could happen. With the GS6 INSTABOOM we know that no construction type vehicles that could potentially come into contact or not fall within the safety clearance zone of overhead services which would breach the height restriction point. The product allows us to make sure our work zone is compliant with health safety regulations whilst saving money and can be instantly deployed.”
John goes onto say “This new, simple but extremely effective solution on a product that has already been created, from concept to delivery took an incredible 2 weeks. The GS6 INSTABOOM is now in place and has been a great success on site”
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