When TM operatives are in position, this can often draw the attention of road users wanting to interrogate them about the diversion route or even challenge them over why the road is closed. Smart closure provides the tools to alarm the cone line and remove TM operatives from areas of potential confrontation (either by Intellicone® cone lamps with integral motion sensor OR using the Sentry Beam). Opportunistic road users attempting access the closure will be confronted with an alarm which deters them from proceeding. Using this set up in conjunction with a warning sign (Site Alarmed, Follow Diversion) is even more effective. When road users do not take heed and proceed regardless, this will warn the workforce and TM operatives, ensuring they are prepared for a vehicle to enter the worksite and can get to a place of safety.
In addition to the ability to instantly warn the workforce, HRS offer a complementary camera, customer information terminal and remote controlled gate. This helps reduce the likelihood of incursions, remove personnel from harms way and and captures circumstantial evidence.
“If Intellicone wasn’t being used on this site tonight, I believe one hundred percent someone would have been killed.”
“By using Intellicone we were able to reduce resources requirements from 18 operatives to 8, a major saving.’’
“Without Intellicone who knows what would have happened with regards to injuries or even fatalities”
“In my opinion, without the Intellicone system in place to give everyone a clear and immediate warning of an incursion, there was a was a very real and serious potential for injury, or fatality. By having a robust emergency plan in place and the correct equipment to underpin that plan, we were able to ensure the safety of everyone at work that evening.”
“The main benefit for me was controlling a closed slip road without the need for gatemen to watch over it as this fulfills our objective of reducing gatemen whilst still controlling site access and incursions. The logging of any attempted incursion also allows a heat map to be generated that will aid future design of road closures and traffic management in that location.”