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Work zone safety promoted in new SRL partnership



The UK and RoI’s largest manufacturer and supplier of portable and temporary ITS equipment, SRL Traffic Systems, is extending its portfolio of products designed to promote work zone safety, with the launch at the forthcoming Highways UK event of an exclusive partnership with barrier, gate and bollard manufacturer, Solar Gates UK.


INSTABOOM solar/hybrid instant work zone protection barriers are a safer and more cost-efficient alternative to the traditional plastic barriers staffed by dedicated gatepeople and may now be hired from SRL.


A well-established product on work zones throughout the UK, including SMART motorways and HS2 projects, INSTABOOM can be remotely operated and monitored by personnel with multiple responsibilities from elsewhere on site, away from oncoming traffic.


SRL also offers the lighter weight INSTABOOM Lite that was launched this summer for use on short duration operations, including those on rugged terrain. Both products are compatible with wireless GS6 height detection kits, and so can protect against overheight incursions.


Commented Solar Gates’ managing director, Neil Sampson: “We’re delighted to partner with SRL who are able to offer INSTABOOM clients a rapidly managed service from its extensive, 30 depot distribution network.”


Said the managing director of SRL’s hire division, Malcolm Johnstone: “Work zone safety is of paramount importance to SRL - earlier this year we won a RoSPA silver award for ensuring the health and safety of our roadworks staff – and the introduction of INSTABOOM to our portfolio will enable us to help traffic managers to give a further level of protection to their staff.”



INSTABOOM barriers are the only mobile, solar barriers in the market to meet the stringent BS/EN 13241-1 safety standards for gates, barriers and doors as well as being UKCA marked. With Solar Gates’ extensive experience around DHF and Gate Safe standards, they ensure all their barriers are fully safe and compliant.


Established in 1997, SRL offers a portfolio that includes VMS, CCTV and traffic and pedestrian signals and its products are available for sale and hire. The company has ISO accreditations 9001 (quality management), 14001 (environmental management) and 45001 (occupational health and safety). It is the only ITS manufacturer available to customers on site 24/7, 365 days a year.


For further details, please visit: www.srl.co.uk or visit stand D52 at Highways UK.

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