City of Bristol College

City of Bristol College

Industrial safety and storage specialist Troax (UK) Limited has designed and installed a series of wire mesh safety enclosures to isolate and prevent unauthorised access to potentially hazardous woodworking machinery at newly refurbished training facilities at the City of Bristol College. The College, a Centre of Vocational Excellence, is ranked as being in the top 10 per cent of colleges in the UK.

The new workshops, which are used by woodwork and bricklaying students, are located within the Ashley Down Centre, which recently underwent a £25m redevelopment programme to enhance teaching facilities at the College, a Beacon College with Excellence status awarded by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, part of the Department for Children, Schools and Families, in 2005.

Troax used Caelum wire mesh partitioning system to construct the series of enclosures which is designed to prevent unsupervised use of lathes and other woodworking equipment. By isolating the machinery, the enclosures provide the highest safety standards for staff and students and ensure compliance with all relevant EU Health and Safety directives.

Caelum’s all-welded mesh design allows equipment to be in full view while also providing a good level of overall security. Some enclosures are also being used as storage areas for timber and other materials.

Troax carried out the work in conjunction with Pearce Group Ltd, the main design and build contractor for the project.

Comments Aeron Thomas at Pearce Group: “Troax’s Caelum wire mesh partitioning is a simple, robust system and ideal for the College’s needs – the College is very happy with the result. Troax’s staff were professional and fully aware of the safety requirements of the project. Their service was second to none.”

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