Widnes – DPPS

August 2017

Zonegreen are proud to have completed the first installation of its flagship Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS™) at a UK train building facility

Staff at Alstom’s new train modernisation plant in Widnes are being protected by the most advanced depot protection system. The system provides physical protection to personnel working within the facility, in the form of Network Rail approved derailers, which prohibit any unauthorised vehicle movements. Controlled via intuitive Road End Control Panels, the DPPS™ also contains audible and visual warnings notifying staff of vehicle movements and is the most advanced, reliable and tested product of its type.

Dave Walton, Alstom’s senior site services manager, said: “Rail staff require protection wherever they are at risk and that includes manufacturing and modernisation facilities, as well as traditional maintenance environments. Zonegreen’s established track record for improving safety in depots gave us confidence that their DPPS™ would provide the high levels of safety that we desire at Widnes and we have been very pleased with the results.”

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