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Impact Protection Railings for Gas Cylinder Store

West Midlands Ambulance approached us for a secure solution for gas cylinder storage at a central hub in the North Midlands.

They required racks for both small bottles and floor standing cylinders, all enclosed in a lockable steel mesh enclosure and protected externally by heavy duty barriers.

The cylinder racks themselves were custom made by Advantage in North Worcestershire.

The modular impact protection railings were a particularly important element as the store is situated close to the entrance of the ambulance fleet workshop.  It was essential that the store was protected against potential damage from incoming vehicles.

The barrier installation uses an innovative ‘flex’ pad system.  All support posts are mounted on shock absorbing polyurethane pads which enable the railing barriers to ‘give’ up to 10 degrees from the vertical upon impact.  This still offers full protection to the store but with the additional benefit of reducing the incidence of damage to vehicles that may contact the barriers. Click this link to see a short video demonstrating this system.

The installation was completed in one day with no disruption to the important work of the Ambulance Service.