Well done to our Trac staff who completed the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire charity event. 82 miles of gruelling road cycling – well done to the guys! They money the team raised is going toward Alzheimer’s Scotland… More info on the event here.
TRAC Engineering are delighted to have been awarded the Bronze Award from Network Rail Plant Reliability team as part of the Route to Gold scheme.
The award is in recognition of the hard work from TRAC Engineering in improving plant reliability on-site – well done to all involved in achieving this. Next stop – Silver Award!
TRAC’s Tesmec wiring unit completed its first project last week at West Calder as part of Network Rail’s H2M Overhead Line Equipment Installation Project.
The Tesmec is TRAC’s new RRV mounted high speed wiring unit, the first of its type in the UK. The innovative design of this unit allows installation of High Voltage Conductors in a single shift, where previously this would have taken several shifts. During the project 9976 metres of cable were safely installed over 4 shifts as well as all ancillary insulators and equipment, delivering excellent customer satisfaction.
TRAC Engineering recognise that providing adequate welfare facilities can be tricky when working on the rail. Often these have to be located a distance away from the worksite, requiring us to provide personnel carriers and operators to take site based staff to and from toilets etc. This means additional planning requirements and associated costs. We are aware that this is a challenge that our clients also face whilst ensuring statutory duties are met.
To counter this, TRAC have developed two innovative solutions:
Ensuring welfare on track, the use of either solution allows TRAC and clients to:
- Contain all welfare provision at point of use with no impact on the environment.
- Prevent the need to congest access points.
- Stops staff from having to walk long distances back to access points for provisions.
- Double up the welfare with mode of transport to site.
- Provide an additional source of light on site, often replacing the need to use diesel generators for other site lighting.