Traffic management technology supplier Siemens has unveiled a new range of passively safe traffic signal poles that promise longer life and improved health and safety.
Keith Manston, head of product management at Siemens, said the poles have been fully tested to the required standards for passive safe performance.
He said: ‘Siemens conducted extensive wind tunnel testing to evaluate the real loads experienced by traffic signals poles when fully equipped. Each pole has been characterised to ensure it is not overloaded either during initial installation or as part of a typical future junction improvement.’
The new range has been performance-rated against BS EN 12767 and comes in a wide variety of forms, finish and lengths from 2m to 6m.
They are CE marked with a unique specification label confirming key features as required by BS EN 12899, including construction material, corrosion resistance and strength characteristics.
The new poles are constructed from aluminum and offer improved corrosion resistance and longer life. They are up to 50% lighter than the equivalent steel poles, improving health and safety by making installation easier.
The full range of types and lengths includes straight poles and ‘cranked’ poles (typically used at pedestrian crossings). All types feature a unique ‘mid level’ termination design, which maintains a standard 114mm mounting diameter over the whole pole length. The range also supports a variety of pole colours including black, grey or silver finish.