“This highlights the importance of the Intellicone system having been deployed correctly, and may just be on this occasion the system that sent all the contractors home safely to their families.”
Aone+ used the Safelane system to close around 5 kilometres of the A14 between junction 7 and junction 3 westbound. The closure was installed for resurfacing, white lining and stud replacement. The equipment to be installed consisted of 1 Checkpoint (Orange Unit) to be moved down the site, dictated by the site manager as the site location moved every night. The access points (2 Red Units) were located at junction 7 entry slip and also a farm access as well as 3 yellow units, which were used for side road-blocks. We also had on site 3 blue contractor units, all units were deployed overnight.
“We received a phone call from the TMF advising that two stray vehicles had entered the site. The first vehicle had pulled up at the main gate and said he needed to get to the hospital at junction 6, when they got close to junction 6 he sped off before coming to a halt at the check point and was then removed from site. The second vehicle ran the access point triggering the Intellicone system and sped down the closure. When he got to the check point he mounted the grass and carried on towards the workers, as this happened the Operative on the checkpoint triggered his panic alarm, thus setting of the contractors Intellicone Alarm alerting the workforce to the oncoming danger”
“The stray vehicle came up against the checkpoint that was added to the design yesterday and installed last night. Happy days, accident averted!”. – IDT Manager Area 7
“We had some training on the system and it was easy to work. We only had to switch the unit on and press deploy’’. – TM Operative Area 7
“Using Safelane reduced the number of TM lads on site. Also as there was a lot of work going on, it reduced the plant movements creating a safer site”. – IDT Manager Area 7
‘The system was simple to understand easy to set up’’.- TM Operative Area 7