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GUARDposts™

Comply with GS6 even after dark…….

This telescopic GUARDpost™ system is used extensively throughout the UK on highways, rail and power infrastructure projects and construction sites in general where there is a risk of site plant and vehicles hitting overhead dangers. As shown on Page 6 of 12 of the HSE 'Avoiding danger from overhead power lines Guidance Note' in Figure 5: Typical passageway through barriers.

PLURA manufactures all the components in house at our factory in the UK. This includes pultruding the standard red and white posts used in the telescopic uprights and cross bars.

As a manufacturer, we are also able to offer Blue and White (denoting structures on Highways Agency work) as well as the standard Red and White posts which denote overhead cables.

GUARDposts™ also have other unique features in line with the innovative ethos of PLURA to constantly improve on existing technologies.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

LIGHT & FAST TO DEPLOY

All components weigh less than 25Kgs and are easily transported to and around site, where they take minutes to set up.

NON-CONDUCTIVE

Ideal when the GUARDpost™ system is used to warn of overhead power lines and other sources of electricity.

INNOVATIVE BASE SYSTEM

Lightweight and ergonomically designed; so, one person can carry up to 2 bases at once. Bases ‘stack’ for optimum storage and shipping to and from site on vans where space is a premium.

VISIBLE DAY AND NIGHT

GUARDposts™ are available as standard red and white units. These can be upgraded to GP-reflect wherein the lower red part of the post has highly reflective bands, which in turn can be upgraded again to GP-360 which have our unique viz360 system. The reflective bands are bordered by luminescent strips that charge from natural or artificial UV light and keep bright for up to 8 hours per single charge, without the need for batteries.

HIGHWAYS AGENCY COMPLIANT

Available in Blue and white to denote overhead structures and Red and white to denote overhead cables.

FULL SYSTEM

Overhead; the GUARDposts™ are supplied as standard with hi-vis bunting, we also manufacture cantilever arms which are 1.2 metres long if a single road lane needs to be covered and full crossbars which extend from 1.8 metres up to 6 metres long.

Comply with GS6 even after dark.......

USAGE

GUARDposts™ can be used in many markets but are particularly useful in HIGHWAYS, POWER and RAIL sectors where there is the most risk from overhead dangers. If you'd like to speak to one of our experts contact us here.

GUARDposts™ can be used in many markets but are particularly useful in HIGHWAYS, POWER and RAIL sectors where there is the most risk from overhead dangers. If you'd like to speak to one of our experts contact us here.

GUARDposts™ can be used in many markets but are particularly useful in HIGHWAYS, POWER and RAIL sectors where there is the most risk from overhead dangers. If you'd like to speak to one of our experts contact us here.

GUARDposts™ can be used in many markets but are particularly useful in HIGHWAYS, POWER and RAIL sectors where there is the most risk from overhead dangers. If you'd like to speak to one of our experts contact us here.

GUARDposts™ can be used in many markets but are particularly useful in HIGHWAYS, POWER and RAIL sectors where there is the most risk from overhead dangers. If you'd like to speak to one of our experts contact us here.

GUARDposts™ can be used in many markets but are particularly useful in HIGHWAYS, POWER and RAIL sectors where there is the most risk from overhead dangers. If you'd like to speak to one of our experts contact us here.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

POSTS

Produced in house by the Pultrusion process, posts comply with EN13706: Pultruded Profiles for Structural Purposes. Combining high quality Isophthalic polyester resin with thousands of strands of high grade glass fibre the process results in a material that has excellent resistance to chemicals and is not affected by salts, water, oils, acids or alkaline. Profiles are all then CNC machined and assembled along with moulded fittings into finished expanding posts. Posts are 153cm collapsed and 690cm fully extended. Posts are available in standard Red and White or Blue and White. Each post can also be upgraded to GP-reflect which includes reflective bands on the lower part of the post or further to GP-360 which in addition to this includes luminous strips which glow in the dark for up to 8 hours.

BASES

Bases are produced from galvanised steel and have no sharp edges. They have an ergonomic design which allows for many to be stacked on a pallet or in a van for ease of storage and transport. The ergonomic design also provides a lightweight unit with laser cut hand holes for ease of carrying. They come with a PLURA Innovations logo as standard but can be laser cut with any customer details subject to minimum quantities. Bases are simply weighted down on site (with either sand bags, blocks or water containers). Or they can be staked on soft ground (when safe to do so) on projects where access does not allow for carrying heavy anchoring weight long distances.

Toppings

Depending upon site requirements; three topping options are available.

 

Bunting

15 metres of red and white bunting to string across between two sets of posts.

 

Cantilever Arms

1.2 metres of red and white arm in the same GRP material as the posts. Ideal along motorways etc where the span between two posts would be too great, this will cover the nearest lane.

Full Crossbars

Telescopic from 1.8 metres up to 6 metres and in the same GRP material as the posts. These alternate red and white cross bars go from post to post to provide a solid warning cross bar.

Signage

Designed to clip to the upright post these Yellow signs can issue warning to the danger up ahead. For example, “DANGER OVERHEAD 11Kv POWER LINES AHEAD 5.8 METRE MAX HEIGHT”

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