Personal Warning Systems Make Vegetation Works on Tracks Safer and Easier
Climate change as well as a growing awareness for environmental impacts have led to an increase in the amount of work it takes to keep tracks clear of vegetation. This is due to more frequent, heavier storms and a drastic reduction in the use of chemical vegetation control allowing nature to reconquer the space now occupied by manmade infrastructure.
The result is a growing need for personnel to remove vegetation, mowing grass and cutting back bushes for example.
The work is often performed close to the tracks putting the workers at risk by approaching trains. The ZVW, ZÖLLNER Vegetation Warning System, was developed especially with these workers in mind: The acoustic warning signal is integrated into the workers‘ ear protection and the visual warning information is part of the visor.
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The following article introduces the ZVW, gives background on specific German regulations regarding the product and the works performed, and demonstrates the advantages of using a personal warning system compared to a collective system for the task at hand: railway-news.com/wearing-personal-warning-devices-improves-safety/
As the leading producer of warning systems for track construction sites, ZÖLLNER has been securing work sites and workers around the world for over 25 years.
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