Semi-Automatic Track Warning Systems (SATWS) is a new innovation to the Track Warning System product range. Now fully approved for Open Line and ALO working and is exclusively available from RSS.
We have designed a series of questions below to help identify whether your workforce would benefit from SATWS.
Are your workforce gaining access to the infrastructure under Adjacent Line Open (ALO) or Open Line conditions?
Whilst carrying out the work, are your work force being warned of approaching trains using Unassisted Lookouts?
Have personal issues or fatigue ever been a contributing factor to a reported ‘Near Miss’ when using Unassisted Lookouts?
Choosing an inappropriate Safe System of Work could have fatal consequences. This is why RSS advocate the use of the SATWS in order to ensure that your workforce is appropriately protected without requiring a line block.
Keeping Your Workforce Safe
The systems intelligent design and functionality allows for an advanced, automatic warning of approaching trains direct to your workforce, where and when you need it. It is called Semi-Automatic as trains are detected using the new SIL 4 rated Frauscher treadle, which announces the trains radio graphically to the warning devices, this also removes the need to run cables. Trains are then cancelled manually as they clear the worksite by the SATWS Controller. Having the automatic announcement removes the external influences of fatigue and personal issues that may be present when using the Lookout method of warning currently deployed. The simplicity of the Semi-Automatic system makes it flexible and reliable for most tasks carried out on today’s infrastructure allowing for safe and controlled access when needed.