Alumast Cares About Safety in Rail Infrastructure

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The road and rail infrastructure of Poland, including lampposts, is in a poor state, causing hundreds of accidents and collisions.

The roads of Poland are lined by old lampposts, barely fit for purpose anymore. Many lack the required certification and indeed function to meet standards. The safety of drivers and pedestrians depends primarily on the upkeep of road and rail infrastructure; installing modern composite technology helps to reduce number of injuries and fatalities resulting from car crashes into lampposts.

What is more, thanks to an innovative pole marking, visibility on level and road crossings can be much better. Alumast S.A. in collaboration with PKP PLK SA (Polish State Railways) implements new solutions which increase safety of all road and rail users.

Depending on the speed, point of impact and momentum, after a collision with a train, a car is usually thrown with a great force onto the roadside where various lighting poles are mounted. Predictably, hitting a steel reinforced concrete construction is a devastating event in the life of both the car and the driver, the latter being literally cut to two. Alumast’s solutions consistently replace the old constructions with new ones – based on polymer composites.

Composite poles are an ideal replacement for aluminium and concrete counterparts by reason of the many superior features:

Composite poles are compatible with standards of passive safety of road construction and they are manufactured in accordance with EN 40-7 standard

Alumasts composite poles meet index IK10 and IP44 which guarantees high level of safety for users

They are light, strong, easy to transport and easy to assembly.

They do not require any painting or maintenance which significantly lowers operating costs

Composite poles do not corrode and they are resistant to road salt, cleaning agents and pollution resulting from traffic

They meet high passive safety requirements, they have low energy absorption and very good mechanical and UV resistance

Composite access doors do not have any scrap value which reduces the risk of theft, devastation and dismantling

Moreover, composite lampposts can be produced in any colour according to the RAL palette. To increase the visibility of dangerous areas and level crossings, we offer multicoloured lampposts. We are able to produce, for example, white and black poles with yellow stripes such poles have been installed at railway station in Gliwice, Poland.

Alumast products are developed on the basis of innovative technical and technological solutions, including numerous patents. We have all required certificates and our composite lampposts are tested by Railway Institute in Warsaw, Poland.

Alumast – safety is our business; we treat it as our mission.

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