Railway Access Equipment

The Clow Group, as experts in the design and fabrication of access equipment, provide a full range of solutions to the rail industry including specialist access equipment and bespoke fabrications.

Together with the design and manufacture of roof access systems, walkways and bespoke ladders the range of solutions available from the Clow Group include rail mounted access platforms, carriage roof access equipment, guardrail platforms, carriage access steps, dual sided access stairways, buffer mounted access platforms, pit bridges and cantilevered stairway stands and steps. In addition Clow can also provide bespoke maintenance equipment designed to suit specific tasks such as windscreen stands, door stands and temporary carriage door guardrail systems

Examples of solutions provided by the Clow Group include Carriage Roof Access - bridging frames allow access from either side of a railway carriage while providing the minimum side clearance required at each side of a carriage. Mobile cantilevered stairways stands enable safe access to carriage roofs over side pits. Access to railway carriage roofs can be provided by means of fixed permananet walkways - this features a fully enclosed, retracxtable working area for maximum safety. Fold down edge platforms eliminate any gaps between the railway carriage and the walkway. An interlock system can prevent access and use until all live lines are isolated.

Pantograph Access Ladders are constructed from composite/fibreglass for safer working within areas where there is a risk of exposure to electrical power. One metre walk through stiles provide safer and easier access to the pan area. This ladder can also be used for access to roof mounted air conditioning units.

Windscreen Access Platforms can be provided as bespoke access platforms for all classes of locomotive and can include buffer mounted platforms and nose end access platforms to accomodate different locomotive types.

For more information on the range of Access Equipment Solutions which Clow can provide and the wide range of specialist railway access equipment including both temporary and fixed access solutions - ranging from pit bridges to track mounted access platforms please contact us.

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