® IRS RSS Safety Barrier ~ ‘WORK SAFE SAVE TIME’

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The Magnetic Safety Barrier in use.

Q. How does the Magnetic Safety Barrier work ?
20 times quicker than conventional methods

Deutsche Bahn using the RSS Barrier – 90m in 10mins

Phillip Glanz (Senior Area Manager) of Deutsche Bahn commenting on the RSS Safety Barrier ~ saving €1000 Euros (£850.00) per shift

Erecting the system is a matter of a few steps:

  1. Click the stanchion using the magnet into the web of the rail.
  2. Click the next stanchion into the web of the rail at a distance of about 3 metres.
  3. Place the tube in the holder and attach the next tube with a simple patented interlocking system.
  4. Repeat the steps above until the entire length of  the working area has been secured.

Dismantle in reverse:

Italian Installation

The Magnetic Safety Barrier when working on the track.

Employees that perform engineering work on the track must be able to work in total safety.  A fence needs to screen the area being worked from the track on which trains are still running.

  1. The RSS Railway Safety System has been tested by HHC/DRS Inspecties B.V. and certified to EN 13374 (Class A), the industry directive RLN0077-V004 July 2010 and the Health & Safety regulation 3.16 of The Netherlands Ministry of Social Affairs & Employment.
  2. The magnet is very strong (tensile force up to 600 Kg/N) and cannot be pulled off.
  3. Easy dismantling with one arm movement, using the patented head attachment.
  4. Stanchions made of high-quality galvanized steel.

The Video Below Shows:

The Magnetic Safety Barrier under construction , and a comparative study of the procedure with  existing systems currently in use.  You will note the extraordinary difference in speed of assembly and dismantling and the reduction in both operators,  their time and the effort involved. This will significantly reduce ‘possession  times’ and attendant costs.


Video Showing Conventional Method:

Benefits of the Magnetic Safety Barrier.

  1. The RSS Railway Safety System consists of only two components
  2. The RSS Railway Safety System has been tested by HHC/DRS Inspecties B.V. and certified to EN 13374 (Class A), and is approved by Network Rail  PA05 05085
  3. No loose components
  4. No tools needed
  5. No danger of damaging underground signaling cables
  6. Allows tamping & ballast cleaning to continue whilst in-situ
  7. Safe, simple and light
  8. Simple, safe and fast assembly/disassembly, with a simple magnetic attachment to the web of the rail, with no requirement to remove or replace ballast – hence no hazardous ballast dust is inhaled by the workforce
  9. Very fast build time and thus a major saving in working and possession costs
  10. Very strong magnet (tensile force up to 600 Kg/N)
  11. Easy dismantling with one arm movement
  12. Does NOT affect track circuits or Axle counters
  13. Can be used in areas with S & C
  14. Can be used even under freezing circumstances when ballast is frozen or covered with snow, and removes the potential for ‘Track distortion’ in high temperatures
  15. The patented Magnetic Safety Barrier is easy to use and will therefore, be used!


Magnetic Safety Barrier wins Rail-Tech Europe Innovation Award 2011. Sustainable Magnetic Barrier System voted most innovative product.


Images of the RSS safety barrier


The Stanchions


The Handrail

Hanrails are made from GRP with a range of colours:

  • RED / WHITE               (plain or striped)
  • YELLOW / BLACK        (plain or striped)
  • BLUE          (Standard colour in GB & Éire)


The System has major logistical savings during transportation:

Pallet Frame containing 30 Stanchions


The RSS Railway Safety System is designed such that 1,440 running metres of the system can be transported with one tractor-trailer. This minimises the costs of transport. 

Minimum storage thanks to efficient stacking logistics of the stanchions and tubes. Stanchions and tubes are transported in specially designed bins that are stacked for efficiency.

Fully laden Lorry

  • 720 tubes  3 metres long distributed across 15 bins of 48 tubes
  • 480 stanchions distributed across 16 bins of 30 stanchions
Innovative Rail & Roof Safety Ltd
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Mobile: 07974 – 065798
E-mail : paul@inrailsafe.co.uk
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