Highways Enclosures and Passive Safety Solutions

Highways Enclosures and Passive Safety 

Safety just takes a bit of thinking and a bit of innovation

Investment in safety is an investment in our infrastructure our families our industry.

Service Description

Passive Safety

There were around 25,000 fatalities on the roads in the 28 EU states in 2014 (the good news is that this number has been dropping).  A significant proportion of these road accidents are a result of collisions with signs, signals, poles and other items of street furniture which can now be made passively safe, offering a real contribution in the reduction of personal injury to the occupants of vehicles involved in such accidents.

Safety barriers are traditionally used to prevent vehicles hitting objects such as larger signposts, lighting columns and traffic signal posts.  However these are expensive to install and maintain and are a hazard in themselves.  Crash barriers may not be necessary where passively safe street furniture (tested to BS EN 12767) is employed.  Passive safety street furniture is approved and supported by the Highways Agency, Scottish Executive, Welsh Assembly Government and the Department for Regional Development Northern Ireland.

Ritherdon have a growing range of products that are either tested to EN 12767 themselves (such as the passively safe cabinet) or are particularly suited for use with passively safe products (e.g. the clamping mechanism of the Atlas and Orion retention sockets avoids damage of softer, passively safe poles).  The links below will take you to more information on each of the Ritherdon passive safety related products.

For a range of other products please contact us for a discussion about your requirements and where we have experience in deployments.

Electricity Distribution

A variety of enclosures used for the supply of electricity to domestic and industrial premises can be supplied with the consistent assurance of quality and robustness concerning total cost of ownership. Ask about our Ritherdon FireSeal range which provides 60 minutes of protection tested to EN 1366-3 and 1363-1 ideal for tower blocks.

House Building

Offering a robust alternative to the more common GRP meter cabinets used in new build developments we provide steel units that are particularly used in areas of high vandalism, and in areas where fire or fume hazards could occur.

Housing Maintenance / Local Authorities

In a bid to beat vandalism, a growing number of Housing Associations and local Councils are fitting our range of steel replacement door and architrave units to domestic meter cabinets. Security of assets is key to avoid further costs down the line.

Security / Control Panel 

Steel enclosures for security systems and door entry units, as well as control panels for a variety of uses.

Street Lighting 

Proven capability with a number of Councils and contractors utilising steel service pillars in street lighting, cctv, and traffic control schemes.

Let us help you

Whatever the issue, needing some innovation, existing quality of supplier, design, bespoke requirements (speciasing in this!) a call costs nothing and if we can help you we are happy in any respect.

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7 Brookfield Gardens, Glasgow

Registered in Scotland nr. SC 531447

VAT nr. 242 6283 15

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