Rail event award for Wrekin

Wrekin Products’ welcoming and informative exhibition stand at SAFESTART18, an event designed to promote ongoing safety standards across the rail industry, was chosen as “Best Exhibitor” by delegates and organisers.

SAFESTART brings supply companies and organisations together to focus on putting safety at the forefront for those undertaking work on or providing products to the railway sector.

Exhibitors were asked to demonstrate how they meet one or more of a series of objectives, including better health and wellbeing, better planning and better training and development.

A RISQS / Link-up approved manufacturer and supplier of geosynthetic products, Wrekin has PADS approval for several of its items including E’Grid, (certificate no. PA05/05826), a geogrid which helps improve track foundation through the mechanical stabilisation of the sub-ballast layer.

Wrekin’s geogrids are also used in the creation of working platforms for piling rigs, mobile cranes and loaded areas, and on access, temporary or unpaved road projects; saving money on excavation, the amount of fill required and installation times, all reducing impact on the environment.

Safety is ensured by completion of an indemnified calculation for the site and equipment.

At SafeStart18 Wrekin Products demonstrated that it recognises the importance of providing training, delivering office and site-based tutorials and construction advice to help specifiers and buyers make informed choices and to ensure installers use methods that protect their health and safety, as well as illustrating how to install products to deliver optimum performance.

Bespoke steel access covers

Alongside geogrids, access covers are an area in which Wrekin is recognised as a UK industry leader and for rail infrastructure projects the company’s ability to provide bespoke steel access covers is a real asset.

With over 30 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of specialist fabricated access covers and frames, it provides a comprehensive design service, from site surveys to specific CAD drawings, to tailor a product that provides the most cost-effective solution.

Wrekin can offer bespoke cover solutions for any chamber size, in any location. The service includes installation guide systems.

Commenting on the SAFESTART18 stand being selected as Best Exhibitor, Craig Andrews, Geogrids Technical Manager for Wrekin, said: “Winning the award was terrific and underlines the fact that we deliver against the event’s objectives.

“Our exhibition space was open and welcoming to all delegates, who were able to sit, refresh and de-stress. We discussed Wrekin’s sustainable approach to safety and reducing resources through value engineering. It clearly made a good impression!”