We recognised that in carrying out day-to-day management of the strategic road network including routine maintenance works and emergency repairs, there was a real risk posed where overhead power lines cross the network. This represented a clear hazard to our roadworkers and emergency services attending incidents on the network.
We worked with our supply chain and local emergency services to identify mitigation of this risk, establishing the Overhead Cable Marker Posts. The marker post is manufactured from a highly durable polymer material, which can withstand vehicle impact.
It was designed with a highly visible yellow reflective material, with no maintenance requirements. The knock-down, spring-back properties ensure that the marker posts are passively safe under BS EN 12767, thereby not in themselves introducing an additional hazard onto the network.
The marker posts provide a number of benefits:
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