VPS Highway Solutions launches a zone system for road worker safety

Traffic safety system1
Traffic safety system2

Over 4,000 peo­ple work on con­struc­tion & repair of our high­ways, often work­ing along­side traf­fic mov­ing at high speeds. High­ways Eng­land reports that on aver­age there are near­ly 300 inci­dents a week of acci­den­tal incur­sions, where dri­vers acci­den­tal­ly enter road­works, & abuse, affect­ing road work­ers who are busy improv­ing Britain’s motor­ways & A roads.

VPS High­way Solu­tions have devel­oped an inte­grat­ed safe­ty solu­tion for high­way main­te­nance per­son­nel and road­work­ers. The sys­tem alerts road work­ers to the dan­ger of an approach­ing vehi­cle, using the lat­est ana­lyt­ic high-def­i­n­i­tion cam­era sys­tem mount­ed on self-pow­ered VPS Smart Tow­ers, all linked wire­less­ly to sounders fit­ted on tra­di­tion­al cones.

Apart from injuries, road­work­ers suf­fer over one fatal­i­ty every fort­night from being struck by a mov­ing vehi­cle. High­ways Term Main­te­nance Asso­ci­a­tion (HTMA) this month held their Safe­ty Forum, where research revealed a major­i­ty of UK road users – almost 60% — admit to dri­ving in ways that put them­selves, road­work­ers & oth­er road users at risk of injury or death.

The High­ways Solu­tions team at VPS Secu­ri­ty Ser­vices recent­ly cap­tured Trans­port tech­nol­o­gy Busi­ness of the Year at TRANSTech for its inno­v­a­tive use of tech­nolo­gies to improve trans­port and mobil­i­ty in the UK

Phil Bunting, VPS’ Direc­tor respon­si­ble for the High­ways Solu­tions team, says: We’re a new gen­er­a­tion of entre­pre­neurs who are invest­ing in rewrit­ing the mod­el for how we trav­el. As part of VPS’ Smart­zone Safe­ty Sys­tem, inte­grat­ing tech­nolo­gies enables us to deliv­er a whole raft of intel­li­gent traf­fic solu­tions that can help improve trans­port and safe­ty for every­one. The tim­ing of this launch could not be bet­ter, fol­low­ing on from last week’s Road Safe­ty Week.”

The team have again shown their abil­i­ty to dis­rupt the mar­ket by com­bin­ing a smart blend of patent­ed, sophis­ti­cat­ed tech­nolo­gies that include bi-spec­trum cam­eras, (that are both ther­mal and high def­i­n­i­tion), detec­tion ana­lyt­ics, the abil­i­ty to include med­ical alerts into the sounder, with 

text and email alerts sent with images to site staff. 

Under­lin­ing its com­mit­ment to improv­ing future mobil­i­ty and safe­ty, VPS Group’sChief Oper­at­ing Offi­cer Dar­ron Cavanagh, is also speak­ing at Move 2020, the pres­ti­gious mobil­i­ty event held in Feb­ru­ary next year, at London’s Excel.

For more details about traf­fic incur­sions solu­tions click here.

VPS www​.vps​group​.com

For more infor­ma­tion, high res­o­lu­tion photo’s or an inter­view with Dar­ron Cavanagh or Phil Bunting, call the com­mu­ni­ca­tions office on 07722282946 

Data ref­er­ences:

http://​www​.htma​.info/​i​n​d​u​s​t​r​y​-​t​o​p​i​c​s​/​r​o​a​d​-​w​o​r​k​e​r​-​s​a​fety/