James Fisher Prolec partners with Stobart Rail & Civils to make rail operations safer for everyone

Stobart Rail & Civils and JF Prolec launch new I-Systems ALO service to uplift the safety and productivity of rail-road vehicle (RRV) operations

James Fisher Prolec (JF Prolec) – an industry-leader in machine productivity and safety systems – partners with civil engineering technology specialist, Stobart Rail & Civils, to support the development of its innovative I-Systems ALO service. As part of the companies’ joint vision to ensure that all operators return home safely from work, the service improves off-track plant safety and productivity, delivering reliable protection for operations in close proximity to live railway lines.

Combining two widely-trusted technologies – excavator hazard mitigation and 360° camera technology – the I-Systems ALO service restricts unsafe plant movements to protect operators, infrastructure and the passing public. Drawing on JF Prolec’s advanced virtual wall technology, the intuitive boundary enforcement solution allows ALO coordinators to plot onsite hazards with I-Marker units, enabling safe working environments to be established quickly and easily. This not only minimises operator input for enhanced safety, but also reduces set-up time for increased productivity.

“With JF Prolec’s experience and expertise in excavator hazard control, the company proved to be an ideal partner to help us increase the levels of protection available for Any Line Open plant operations in the safety-critical rail industry.”

Kirk Taylor, managing director at Stobart Rail & Civils

The I-Systems ALO service will be showcased for the first time at Rail: North of the Border Conference 2020 on 5 March, where Stobart Rail & Civils is set to exhibit. During the event, the team will be running live demonstrations and Q&A sessions to convey the technology’s unique capability. With both sides praising the partnership’s success, JF Prolec and Stobart Rail & Civils have expressed that they will continue to collaborate to raise the bar for plant safety.

“As part of our commitment to safeguarding operatives worldwide, we were proud to support the development of the I-Systems ALO service to make railway projects safer for everyone.”

Nigel Shaw, general manager, James Fisher Prolec