A-one+ have identified, developed with a manufacturer, and introduced a new approach to safety barrier post removal on the highway network.
We realised there was a need to change the method of post extraction on safety grounds and challenge the industry standard methods which have been well established for over 30 years.
We examined current methods used across the industry in the UK and internationally, explored alternative equipment, collaborated with manufacturers and contractors and undertook extensive trials and research.
We trialled an excavator mounted prototype post puller, termed Barrier Master, and quickly realised its potential, working with the designer and manufacturer to further trial and develop the equipment including on-road trials on the M62.
We recently invested in the equipment purchasing one for our Area 12 project.
Various size models suitable for attaching to excavator or lorry mounted crane are now available to the wider industry.
Barrier Master delivers clear benefits against the Considerate Constructors Scheme Code of Considerate Practice including:
Safety issues associated with traditional methods of post removal eliminated;
Annual cost of congestion on Highways England network is £3billion, 25% of which is caused by incidents and emergency repairs. Barrier Master is quicker and more efficient so unplanned lane closure duration is reduced by an estimated 450hrs per year across our contracts;
Lower accidental damage repair and construction costs;
Safer strategic road network through increased outputs and fewer outstanding barrier repairs.
Entry submitted by Area 12 A-one+ Integrated Highway Services
Did you find this article helpful?
Please rate this article
(0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5) You need to be a registered member to rate this.
Safety systems such as effective emergency procedures and clear site access are good practice and a legal requirement to care for everyone’s safety. Effective safety provision for the public is a further demonstration of your site’s social awareness and responsibility. Workers and visitors should all be made aware of any current hazards on site. Each year, approximately 7 workers die as a result of accidents involving vehicles or mobile plant, with a further 93 seriously injured.
The Hub features examples of construction industry best practice sourced from across the UK and Ireland. It can be used by anyone in the industry including site managers, contractors, suppliers and clients, who are looking to improve their standards of considerate construction.
The Hub is a Considerate Constructors Scheme initiative.
Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the site or a third-party to recognise you and make your next visit easier and the website more useful to you.
Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to our website and helping our team to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings.
These cookies are required for you to login and to record your e-learning progress.
If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences or login. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again.
Third Party Cookies
This website uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous information such as the number of visitors to the site, and the most popular pages.
Keeping this cookie enabled helps us to improve our website.
Please enable Strictly Necessary Cookies first so that we can save your preferences!