At FirstClass Safety & Control Ltd (FCSC) rail depot safety is the core of our business. We are focused on supplying bespoke affordable Depot Protection Systems (DPS) and Depot Control Systems (DCS) that are adaptable to meet an individual depot’s requirements. Our mission is to provide the worldwide rail industry with the safest solutions on the market which is why we go the extra step to provide Safety Systems with a Safety Integrity Level (SIL). To show our commitment to the industry we achieved the maximum 4* RISQS Accreditation first year. By using the latest technologies, a comprehensive range of components and a wealth of knowledge from a range of industries this enables us to develop custom-made systems and bring a fresh open-minded approach to our solutions and to the industry.
All control and safety systems receive our superior customer support via our professional aftersales customer care team, who provide a full service reassuring you that your depot will receive the prompt support you need.
FCSC was established following a management buyout of the control system division of Beck and Pollitzer in 2017. However, the team has been working together since 1998 and build on the quality, experience and expertise to offer innovative rail safety solutions. Our engineering and manufacturing office is based in Essex, UK however, we offer national and global support.
FCSC’s DPS is the next generation in depot protection systems, offering high performance and reliability. It is an integrated solution, suited to any depot requiring a new or seeking to upgrade a current system. Our DPS has been designed around the Allen Bradley’s, commercially off the shelf PLC range with Rockwell Automation software, however we offer the flexibility to use other PLC providers should you have standardized preferences on your site. All our systems including our DPS can meet the required Safety Integrity Level (SIL) making our tailored systems one of the safest on the market
Key features include:
A FCSC DPS is a flexible system offering many benefits to the depot and rail personnel including:
We have a proven track record for quick and cost-effective maintenance support for repairs/upgrades and call outs for our DPS and also emergency support on other OEM supplied DPS Systems and equipment.
At FCSC we have acknowledged that there is a limited choice of De-railers which are often expensive, not 100% safe and have long delivery times. Therefore, we have developed our own De-railer, offering our customers more choice and better value. Our De-railer was designed to be the safest on the market as we monitor “head position” not “actuator position” therefore eliminating any failure points and with the option to detect vehicles using ultrasonic or infrared laser technology.
FCSC have developed a SIL 2 rated DCS/LOPS system which is adaptable and reliable using proven technology. Our DCS / LOPS Systems are a bespoke design for each project yet will be the most cost-effective option available, whilst maintaining the highest level of safety and operability to meet the Depot’s needs.
Typical DCS Interface features:
System, hardware features:
These innovative features mean our DCS/LOPS offer a range of benefits to our customers including:
To enhance our safety product portfolio our engineers, facilitate rail depot safety training courses for all our customers. These are highly rated by delegates both operationally and as part of ongoing maintenance requirements for depot staff.
At FCSC we recognise the need to continually evolve the current market safety and control product range to bring improvements and new concepts to our customers. Our advancements aim to bring increased efficiency and cost effectiveness to the rail industry. One of current developments is our combined DCS/DPS system which will offer a single solution for the whole depot with a single SIL 2 capable PLC Processor therefore eliminating unnecessary interface failure points but still maintaining the safety benefits of each System plus much more
To find out more about our flexible Bespoke DPS, DCS plus our additional services and products contact us at FirstClass on [email protected] Tel: +44 (0)1621 743743
The FirstClass rail Depot Protection System (DPS) is an integrated solution, suited to any depot requiring a new or seeking to upgrade a current system.
The FirstClass rail Depot Control System (DCS) is an integrated solution, suited to any depot requiring a new or seeking to upgrade a current system.
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