Effective Site Safety
Made in NZ for NZ



August 2014

During August a tragic accident occurred where a person was accidentally killed while removing a metal safety fence, which appears to have been removed from a work site and placed across the road. This person was doing what most of us would also have done. In this instance the fence was noticeable however, it is worth considering that if some people will shift panels onto the road, then an orange plastic fence will not only be more visible day or night but, if it does go unnoticed and is hit, it will be either run over or knocked aside with little damage to the car or driver.



August 2013

CoPTTM Conference in Rotorua

In August of 2013 the NZTA held its first CoPTTM conference. Held in Rotorua the conference was attended by Design Engineers, Managers and STMS from around the country.

One of the sessions at the conference was taken by Stuart Fraser of the NZTA where he covered the desire of the NZTA to simplify the use of barriers, safety fences and delineators. The easiest way to do this, Stuart said, was to combine safety fences, barricades and delineators into one product  Combining the products would reduce the need to place cones 1.0m out from the safety fence when placed near or on a road thereby increasing the carriageway width of a work site. It would also reduce the confusion on when a barricade was required rather than a safety fence.

As part of his presentation, Stuart Fraser showed the above drawing, mentioning that any person could see what he was talking about in the trade display arena. This was where dFence was being shown. One look at the drawing immediately shows the complete compliance of dFence with the direction the NZTA is moving.