Accidents to pedestrians and cyclists due to street works and the subsequent insurance claims have always been a cause for concern for the street work service providers, such as councils and utility providers.
Pedestrians are re-routed from pavements onto the road in order to bypass street works. Trip accidents have been attributed to inadequate products used to negotiate kerb height. Coupled with this is the lack of provision for safe access for the mobile and visually impaired.
Street works also infringe on cycle lanes leading to accidents due to the inadequate lane re-routing. Street works in locations where lighting is inadequate have lead to slip, trip and fall accidents.
A safe street works diversion system is required which improves access for the visually and mobile impaired, improves navigation for cyclists and provides local lighting in locations which are dark.
The first fully D.D.A compliant street ramp
Safe streets from i-glo is the new innovative diversion system for street works that looks to make accidents and access issues a thing of the past. It brings together i-glo's award winning safety products with innovative engineering solutions.
Safe streets comprises a ramp, which bridges the kerb height, with two hinged horizontal end plates fitted with tactile warning systems. Screw jacks, fitted underneath the ramp, elevate the top horizontal end plate to match the height of the kerb to help provide a trip-free platform for the ramp which is accessible for pedestrians, scooters and wheelchairs.
Installation of secure grip on the ramps surface help prevent slip accidents in all weathers over the long term. I-glo disc markers are inserted along the perimeter of the ramp to guide pedestrians and wheelchair users in darkness. The ramp is fully D.D.A, with kick plates, handrails and a compliant gradient. Flexi-tact guidance tactile contain rounded bars set out in the direction of travel which helps navigate the visually impaired between the two ramps. The outer bars of the guidance tactile glow in the dark navigating pedestrians along a safe pathway between the two ramps.
1200mm x 1200mm ramp base fitted with anti slip mat covering whole surface ensuring grip in all weather conditions.
1200mm x 400mm tactile mats in contrasting colours meaning maximum safety for the visually impaired.
2 x Lifting devices meaning you can adjust ramp to fit any kerb height.
2 x hand rails assuring complete safety for anyone using the ramp and eliminates anyone falling off the side.
Glow in the dark features highlighting all edges of the ramp meaning safe night time use.