Road workers get battery-powered hi-vis gear

Road workers get battery-powered hi-vis gear

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Road workers get battery-powered hi-vis gear

Road workers in Scotland are trialling new battery-powered hi-vis gear. It’s glow-in-the-dark PPE which is powered by tiny batteries.

The Scotland TranServjoint venture between Balfour Beatty and Mouchel is rolling out the new gear on highways maintenance sites across south west Scotland.

Scotland TranServ’s Health and Safety Manager Brian Hume said: “We’ve been working closely with Fhoss Technology to develop this product for use by road workers in what will be a first for Scotland.

“The health and safety of our employees is of paramount importance to Scotland TranServ as we work on behalf of Transport Scotland to improve the trunk road network across the south west.

“By increasing the visibility of our employees working across the region with the introduction of battery-powered hi-vis gear, we are improving the safety of drivers, ensuring they have the distance to react and slow down ahead of the work area.”

Andrew Kimitri, Fhoss CEO added: “We’ve been working closely with Scotland TranServ over the last few months to develop the product’s capabilities in the field.

“Following a successful trial the trunk roads operator is now ready to roll out our product to key employees.

“We hope other such organisations observe their use of this technology and follow a similar personal safety lead.”

Fhoss powered light safety wear allows drivers to see road workers from 300 metres away.

The battery-powered clothes illuminate without the need for ambient light such as vehicle headlights or street lights.

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