Arriva, one of Europe’s largest bus operators, has enhanced its safety measures, with the introduction of free standing high-visibility barriers and retractable wall-mounted units from world-leading queue management specialist, Tensator.
Tensator has helped improve visual safety protection by installing high-visibility retractable webbing barriers around vehicle inspection pits throughout Arriva’s UK-wide bus depot network.
The safety barriers have been installed in accordance with the Health & Safety Executive’s criteria in motor vehicle repairs and associated industries booklet, and carry messaging with accompanying visuals to alert people, which also helps to overcome any potential language difficulties.
Each solution has been tailored to fulfil the needs of individual depots by experts from Tensator, who managed the project from initial consultation through to installation.
Tensator’s retractable belt technology is extremely flexible and with the use of connector clips, the retractable webbing posts can remain connected to pit bridges as the pit bridge moves, ensuring that the inspection pit is cordoned off at all times.
Ian Tarran, engineering director at Arriva UK Bus, says: “The safety of our employees is paramount and we strive to continually improve health and safety measures in our workshops. Using Tensator’s retractable technology helps us to clearly highlight hazardous areas to prevent potential accidents.”
Chris Wilson, Tensator’s business development manager for the health and safety sector, comments: “With hundreds of employees’ safety to consider, Arriva is taking a proactive step to help prevent future accidents. Our expertise and sophisticated technology will help Arriva fulfil their commitment to their staff.”
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