A-Plant adds pedestrian protection to Acrow range

By Murray Pollok30 August 2012

An example of one of Safe Route's temporary protection tunnels, now being sold and rented by A-Plant

An example of one of Safe Route's temporary protection tunnels, now being sold and rented by A-Plant.

A-Plant has sealed an exclusive agreement to rent and sell pedestrian protection products made by UK company Safe Route.

Safe Route produces temporary tunnels and partition walls to protect pedestrians from nearby construction work. They are typically used in railway stations, shopping centres, hospitals and offices as an alternative to traditional scaffold-based protection or shielding systems.

A-Plant will offer the products nationally through its Acrow business, which specialises in temporary propping and falsework.

The rental company will offer three of Safe Route's products: a tunnel system; a semi-permanent room that allows offices or retail stories to be kept open during construction; and hoarding partitions to separate the public from building sites.

Andy Scott, A-Plant's business director - Acrow, said; "The products are the perfect complement to the A-Plant range with the added benefit that we can use our experienced engineers to prepare detailed designs for the Safe Route system. The systems also provide us with an opportunity to exclusively offer a new and innovative product to our customers."

A-Plant has installed showrooms at its Acrow Service Centres in Romford and Chesterfield with a further one planned for Glasgow.

"The systems on display have been selected so as to demonstrate the versatility of the product to create Tunnels, Hoardings and Room", said Mr Scott, "and we look forward to inviting customers to view and experience first-hand the many benefits of the Safe Route systems."

A-Plant's Acrow division provides formwork, falsework and trench support products as well as a full design and technical support service.

Safe Route, founded in 2007, has also recently appointed a US distribitor. Critical Systems, based in Kentucky, designs and builds passive fire protection systems.

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