Zonegreen has provided its New Generation Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS) at Auburn depot in Sydney; the first in New South Wales to improve working conditions for depot staff. This is the third depot across Australia to have worked with Zonegreen whilst working alongside Australian partner Andrew Engineering.
DPPS has been installed on seven roads to automate safety procedures and eliminated the margin for human error. 14 powered derailers provide physical protection for staff. They are operated by road end panels that staff log on to via personalised keys. Beacons and klaxons have been fitted to provide both audible and visual warnings of a vehicle movement.
In addition, Andrew Engineering are providing protection to staff on one further road, utilising DPPS equipment to activate tripdogs, which will automatically apply a train’s brakes if a signal
is passed at danger.