The Importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Railway Construction

PPE – or personal protective equipment – has been in the headlines over the last year for obvious reasons. But even before the pandemic hit, PPE was important for a lot of people across a variety of industries, not least in railway construction. This month, we’ll talk you through the various PPE items essential to […]

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The Danger of Working in Railway Construction

Health and safety at work is something we should all value and which should come as standard, but the railway construction industry has been in the spotlight recently for the wrong reasons regarding safety. In April of this year, 51-year-old Aden Ashurst was struck and fatally injured when working on a portion of the West […]

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When Should I Turn My Railway Safety Lights On?

Railway safety lights are excellent for illuminating a worksite so that maintenance and construction can be continued after natural light has gone. It’s equipment that you can use at any time of the year, keeping workers safe and ensuring progress can be made if work has to continue out-of-hours. But when should you turn your […]

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What If Britain Had The Bullet Train?

Anyone who has ever visited a country with high-speed railway systems will no doubt be envious of how quickly you can travel from one end of the country to the other. There isn’t a more famous railway system than the Japanese bullet trains – called Shinkansen trains natively – and with this in mind, we […]

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How to Assemble: Magnetic Safety Barriers

Magnetic safety barriers are one of our most popular products, so as part of our “How to Assemble” series, this month we’ll be tackling how to assemble your magnetic rail safety barriers. Just as with the normal Vortok safety barriers, this equipment is vital for safety when carrying our rail construction or rail engineering works, […]

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How to Assemble: Vortok Safety Barriers

Engineers working alongside railway tracks with trains still passing through is an extreme hazard. While engineering works are necessary to keep the rail system running, it’s essential these works are carried out while maintaining safety standards.  To assist in safe railway maintenance, Vortok Fencing is the ideal solution. Providing rigid but adjustable fencing alongside railway […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Compromise on Railway Safety

In the rail industry, it cannot be expressed enough just how important it is to stay safe. When performing maintenance works on active train tracks, a worker’s safety equipment should be easy to work with, but completely reliable. The prevention of avoidable accidents is always a primary goal. In this article we’re looking at how […]

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