Solar Gates become latest organisation to join Safer Highways

Solar Gates UK, the manufacturer and supplier of solar and hybrid power barriers, gates and bollards, is the latest highways company to join Safer Highways.

The company, which has Instaboom-the UK’s first solar/hybrid, instant deployment, work zone safety vehicle barrier, among its range, will help Safer Highways with its mission to the highways sector becomes a beacon of best practice for the good management of all health, safety and wellbeing issues.

Solar Gates has focused the development of its products around solar power, helping drive environmental improvements as well as solving the problem of no mains power or temporary entrances. Its solar powered, low carbon gates and barriers are designed to work in the worst of weather. Along with never breaking down due to power supply, its systems also save money, by removing the running costs associated with traditional alternatives.

Commenting on joining Safer Highways, Neil Sampson, Managing Director at Solar Gates UK said: “At Solar Gates UK we are passionate about keeping highway workers and worksites safer places to be. Creators of the Highways Award winning INSTABOOM, the UKs first mobile solar/hybrid powered anti-incursion and over-height protection barriers (GS6), we are innovators in highway worksite security, working with companies to create bespoke and unique protection solutions. Our membership with Safer Highways complements our and its commitment to the protection of highways workers all over the UK.

“Solar Gates UK similarly has long and established background of supporting mental health, addiction, and offender rehabilitation in many ways. A compassionate attitude and a company of ‘second chances’ has seen some of the best staff come from the most unusual backgrounds. I sit as a trustee for The Princess Project, a local charity supporting single parent families and the founding company secretary also practices as a qualified youth counsellor.”

Kevin Robinson, Chief Executive of Safer Highways said: “I am really pleased that another highway company is joining Safer Highways as members. Solar Gates has an impressive reputation in the industry of not only producing high-quality, innovative safety products, but also for looking after its staff.”

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