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January 24, 2012

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Tensator pits its wits with barrier kits

“We are delighted by Tensator’s approach to our requirements, right from the initial consultation stage, through to the trial and subsequent full roll-out,” explained Graham Whitelocks, Stagecoach UK Bus’ director of safety, health & environment.

“Tensator’s system is extremely flexible and connectable to wall-mounted barrier units, making it perfect for installing around all existing Stagecoach pits, or integrated in new-builds. It also means mechanical engineers can easily work with the product by simply retracting the webbing to work within specific parts of the bus.

“Using Tensator’s pit-protection technology is helping ensure our employees are safe, and accidents that might otherwise occur are prevented.”

It has since gone on to order more safety barriers and posts from Tensator, which is confident that the success of the current projects will lead to a continuing relationship between the two companies.

For more information on Tensator’s health and safety solutions, call +44 (0)1908 684600, e-mail [email protected] or visit

* Last year, a division of the bus company was prosecuted over an incident involving a teenage apprentice, who suffered serious facial injuries when he became trapped under a bus after its air suspension failed. The worker had slid beneath the bus, near the front passenger wheel, instead of carrying out the repairs from inside an inspection pit.

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