As part of the last event’s Road Worker Safety Showcase, visitors were able to witness how the ingenious design of the new WJ Group’s Guardian system allows the complete road stud installation process to take place, whilst protecting operatives within an integrated safety cell of an 18-ton truck. The demonstration featured WJ’s new Allux prismatic road stud but the concept can be used for installation of all types of road studs.
Next in the lineup, visitors were able to jump into Highway Care’s Barrier Transfer Machine (BTM) and experience for themselves how quick it is to move a positive barrier from one lane to another with the QuickChange Moveable Barrier (QMB). Those test driving the machine were scored and the winner received a pair of Hospitality tickets to the 2017 Mini Challenge races. Sponsored by Highway Care, Mini Challenge Champion Charlie Butler Henderson also demonstrated his driving skills by taking a spin on the QMB.
Also as part of the mock road worker site, Highway Care featured their portable BarrierGuard 800 as a secure steel barrier in addition to their latest highways innovation, the SOSEC Mobile Highways Access Gate – the first solar powered barrier access gate.
As an apt finish to the Road Worker Safety Showcase, visitors were treated to an insightful Road Worker Speed Awareness experience highlighting the vulnerability of road workers and the need to drive at mandatory speed limits through roadworks.