A busy Scottish ferry terminal has become a safer place for workers and passengers, following the installation of new state-of-art remote-operated, mobile gates at the port.
The two remote-controlled, solar-powered traffic control gates - SentriGates were installed earlier this year, to control the speed and flow of heavy goods vehicles, boarding P&O Ferries at the port, located in Cairnryan, near Stranraer, in Scotland.
The SentriGates, provided by globally renowned safety and security barrier manufacturer, and supplier, Hardstaff Barriers, safely control HGVs that are waiting to use the weighbridge, before boarding the ferry.
Mobile gates installed by G4S
The mobile gates are operated by a key fob, allowing ferry terminal staff to open and close the gate remotely
The mobile gates are operated by a key fob, allowing ferry terminal staff to open and close the gate remotely, from a distance of up to 150 metres away. Since the gates were put in place, by G4S Secure Solutions UK, which manages the security at the port, the working environment has become noticeably safer at the port.
Steve Murrell, the Area Supervisor of G4S Secure Solutions UK, said “The Barriers have been in use here since May of this year and have become a very useful tool. We are currently using the barriers to control the speed and flow of HGVs through our weighbridge check-in and entrance.”
Creating a safe working environment
Steve Murrell adds, “In doing so, this has allowed us to create a safe working environment for our Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs operatives to complete their duties (in relation to the Northern Ireland Protocol) effectively.”
SentriGate is in place in a number of locations including construction sites, demolition and land reclamation sites, waste recycling centres, distribution facilities and weighbridges.