Kennards Hire recently supplied four truck mounted attenuators to provide enhanced safety for major upgrades that are taking place on the M2 motorway in Sydney’s north. Kennards Hire has a network of specialist traffic control equipment branches right across Australia.
The M2 upgrade, which will widen the motorway to three lanes in both directions, involves work in several zones at the same time.
Altus Traffic was awarded the traffic management contract and uses the truck mounted attenuators to offer additional safety behind traffic controllers that may be engaged in lane changes and other duties.
Wearing safety harnesses, the traffic controllers work from new drop-deck trucks, which Altus Traffic designed specifically for the M2 project.
“Traffic devices are deployed from the drop-decks of moving trucks, combining greater safety and productivity, in this initiative, which is the first of its kind in traffic management in Australia,” said the company’s NSW-ACT operations manager, Jay Crane-Gardiner.
“The attenuators are a vital part of the safety management regime.
“Safety is our number one priority and we are proud to hold ISO 9001 Quality and OH&S AS 4801 Occupational Health & Safety Accreditation throughout our national network of depots.”
Altus Traffic had been operating in other states since 2002 and moved into NSW less than two years ago.
“With business increasing every month, Kennards’ equipment is a valuable resource we can draw on, and the two companies have joined in a mutually beneficial partnership to enhance safety in traffic management.
“We also hire a lot of other plant from Kennards, including lighting towers, VMS boards and arrow boards.”
Kennards Hire has a wide range of traffic control equipment available through its network of dedicated branches.