Enhancing Crossrail's safety

"When we first began researching potential access solutions for the Crossrail project’s central section, it became clear quite quickly that the Bilco UK Ladder Up® Safety Post was the only product available on the UK market that would fulfill our extensive list of requirements.

The telescopic extension was one of the main benefits that secured its specification for this project, as it enables the Ladder Up® safety post to be both retracted and extended, a key function that wasn’t available with any other access solution.”

Clive Burfoot

Contract Manager at McNealy Brown

The new Elizabeth line is set to deliver a 10% increase in rail capacity across central London, providing a high frequency service that links 41 stations across 100 kilometres.

Over 350 of Bilco’s innovative aluminium Ladder Up® safety posts have been specified by Crossrail’s systemwide contractor Alstom TSO Costain Joint

Venture (ATC Systemwide) to provide safe and secure access. Weighing just seven kilograms due to the milled aluminium construction, the resilient Ladder Up® safety posts will provide engineers with unobstructed access to the walkways when conducting essential maintenance throughout the tunnels.

The specification process focused on the requirement for durable yet functional access solutions that would consistently provide a safe and direct step through onto the walkway, without impacting on the surrounding electrical services. The high-quality Ladder Up® safety post includes unique features such as an innovative telescopic post, which is mounted permanently to provide safe access for the user. The corrosion resistant construction can also withstand the demanding environment of the London underground system, ensuring its successful operation for years to come.