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Category Archives: Technical Advice

What to consider when installing Optirail pedestrian guardrail on highways projects

When working on a highways project where visibility is of most importance, many will opt for Alpha Rail’s Optirail pedestrian guardrail, which is considered to be the market leading product since its creation in the 1980’s.

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Alpha Rail pedestrian guardrail shows its off-highway capabilities

The installation of pedestrian guardrail in these off-highway environments is ideal where there is a need to segregate on-site personnel from forklifts, lorries and other moving machinery that could potentially be a health and safety risk.

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Distance between signal posts and pedestrian guardrail

One of the questions the Alpha Rail technical team has been asked is whether there is a legal precedent for the distance between signal posts […]

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Tips for installing metal railings and pedestrian guardrail

Expert surveyor, Roger Bristol provides some useful tips for Installing metal railings and pedestrian guardrail into hard and soft surfaces.

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Why does galvanised metalwork change appearance over time?

Over time, if not protected anything made of metal will be susceptible to rust. This is why Alpha Rail supplies galvanised metalwork unless specified otherwise. But have you ever wondered why galvanised metalwork changes in appearance over time?

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How to survey a site to install metal railings

Alpha Rail's expert surveyor has the following advice regarding what condition a site need to be in to be surveyed to install metal railings.

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What is BS 1722 Part 9 2006?

Article explaining what is BS 1722 Part 9. The British Standard specification for mild steel fences with round or square verticals and flat horizontals.

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Solving the metal railings vs wooden fencing debate

Debating the pros and cons of fencing materials like metal railings v wooden fencing is an important part of the decision making process.

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Pedestrian Guardrail – What is BS 7818:1995?

Pedestrian Guardrail – What is BS7818:1995

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