Shift Traffic Events | How tidy do these signs look?
These are the new QUICK-LOCK signs that Shift Traffic Events has recently trialled with Tennants UK.
QUICK-LOCK is a slotted post and weighted base plate which replaces steel frames and sandbags. It provides a guaranteed minimum ballast of 19kg and each assembled unit is 9kg lighter than a similar steel frame and two sandbags. This equates to up to a 270kg weight saving per van when loaded with a full scheme which will save on fuel consumption and on carbon emissions.
Shift Traffic Events is currently using these signs on a project with ITC in London where works to a railway bridge require fencing, barriers and signage to protect workers and keep pedestrians safe whilst they navigate around the site. The project will run for 30 weeks.
QUICK-LOCK is being used on these works because:
- They are durable. On a 30-week project, the site doesn’t have to be maintained as often as the signs are very sturdy.
- They have a smaller footprint. The smaller base means that less space is needed on the footpath, which means there is less risk to pedestrians and they are less obstructive to wheelchairs or prams/buggies.
- They are tidy. There is no risk of rotting or burst sandbags which can happen on a long-term project.
- They are environmentally-friendly. They are made from recycled material and as they are lighter, they require less fuel to transport which is better for the environment.
Speaking on behalf of Shift Traffic Events, Chris Morley said: “We believe these signs are a game-changer for the temporary traffic management industry and we’re delighted to be leading the industry with new ways of working. It’s great to see a durable product that’s not only pedestrian- and disability-friendly for use on urban TM but that also delivers environmental benefits.”
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About Shift Traffic Events
Shift Traffic Events is part of the Chevron Group: Established in 2014, Shift Traffic Events specialises in the delivery of temporary traffic management to the events and utilities sectors.
Operating across all classes of road and multiple sectors, the company has experience and expertise in developing and implementing bespoke traffic management measures which ensure the safety of road users and road workers. Shift has successfully helped deliver many renowned events from the London Marathon to smaller local events like the Broughton Burn.
Services include: Low- and high-speed closures; contraflow systems; advanced warning signs; virtual message signs, traffic diversions, temporary signals and pedestrian crossing systems.
Shift is ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certified. All operatives, supervisors and management are trained to NRSWA unit 2 and 10.
Shift Traffic Events has more than 150 employees and depots in five locations. The company was acquired by Chevron in 2021.
For more information, visit the Shift Traffic Events website.