Armorgard reinvents on-site H&S information delivery

18 MONTHS after the launch of the InstructaHut, there's a completely new model of the all-in-one noticeboard, meeting point and emergency station.

This time around the unit is getting an update, including improvements to durability and functionality.

Inspired by the company’s continuing ambition to create value for customers and rethink the way crucial health and safety (H&S) information is delivered for them, Armorgard say InstructaHut 2.0 is a hybrid of RAMS, first-aid and fire-safety board that fully embraces the way construction sites are evolving.

“The launch of the new improved InstructaHut is significant, not only for our company but in construction health, safety and welfare,” said Armorgard Managing Director Terry Mitchell. “Our mission behind InstructaHut is to truly change the image of H&S information delivery, as well as making it more efficient and effective, particularly for smaller building and construction sites that may not have portacabin welfare units or RAMS boards.

“Keeping in mind our customers, end users and the changing needs of the health-focused construction site environment, we expanded on the successful design of the InstructaHut predecessor. Our aim was to create an information board that would be recognised by its shape and colour, to instinctively remind anybody on site of H&S instructions and responsibilities.”

The UK construction site equipment designer and manufacturer said the new, improved unit will provide greater visibility than standard site notice boards, helping construction workers to remain compliant while keeping sites safe. InstructaHut has a new double-sided board, which can be vinyl wrapped in red for fire safety products and green for first aid products, offering greater usage flexibility. There is also an optional cabinet, which provides a secure storage area for documents, tools, PPE, fire and first-aid equipment.

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Armorgard’s quick-build solution for trackside storage

AS rail construction and maintenance come under pressure to reduces disruption to the network, the benefits of flat-pack secure storage solutions for trackside projects grow stronger.

Armorgard, a global provider of storage and materials handling solutions for tools, equipment and hazardous substances, has added quick build storage containers to its portfolios of RISQS approved rail products for the international hire market. 

Forma-Stor, a lightweight, ultra-strong flat-pack alternative to standard containers, is being welcomed by the rail construction and maintenance sector because it eliminates the need for HIAB crane lifts and Road Rail Vehicles (RRVs).

Paul Weeks, a Signal and Telegraph (S & T) Manager for Network Rail and one of the first to use the Armorgard Forma-Stor, said: “The flat-packed design means that overheads do not need to be isolated when transporting the Forma-Stor, which prevents delay minutes, requirements for possessions, stoppages in work and associated costs.

“The Forma-Stor Can be strategically placed in focal positions to reduce delay minutes and walking distance when a variety of items are required on site, ensuring you have total control of the transportation process to optimise logistics and best fit in with the eternal schedule.”

Designed as a walk-in vault that can be quickly transported to trackside and easily set up anywhere on-site, Forma-Stor consists of panels that simply slot into place. The whole set-up only takes around 10 minutes and can be carried out by two people, compared with the team of people needed to organise a standard container lift.

Forma-Stor comes in four different sizes, from 1-4 metres, and can be used for on-site storage of equipment, such as hand and power tools, materials, including cable and metals, and other small to medium component storage. There is also a COSHH version of the Forma-Stor for chemicals and other hazardous substances.


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Armorgard introduces all-new InstaGate crowd control barrier

ARMORGARD today introduced the all-new InstaGate: a multi-purpose, eye-catching modular crowd control barrier, which comes equipped with a unique latching system that makes it incredibly easy and remarkably quick to deploy in virtually any situation.

The UK's leading site safety and security products manufacturer says it is responding to increasing market demands with InstaGate readily available in volume for distributors who want to sell the item on a next day delivery basis or for hire companies who want to buy in bulk to keep plenty in stock.

"We are very excited to release this new product that will enable Armorgard to provide customers with the next generation of crowd control barrier," said Armorgard Managing Director Terry Mitchell. "Our customers want a product that is quick to order and quick to deploy. InstaGate ticks both boxes."

Made from strong, lightweight aluminium, the Armorgard mobile barrier is designed for easy movement and secure placement. With its braked wheels and a unique latching system, InstaGate can extend to any length and be opened and fixed single-handedly. Once expanded and braked, InstaGate forms a highly visible red and white barrier. Multiple units can be easily locked together.

“Armorgard has always believed quality product innovations can truly enhance everyday life, and this commitment has helped us reinvent the standard crowd control barrier,” said Terry. “Similarly, we believe customers should expect more from new products in terms of user experience. The InstaGate crowd control barrier delivers on this notion."

InstaGate, which is available in 4ft and 6ft heights, can be used with standard scaffold claps for fixing to scaffold or to turn corners. Armorgard say the product is durable, weather proof, designed for low wind resistance and very user friendly.

"Making life easier for those who use our products is at the core of our design thinking, and we are proud to use the full strength of our R&D capability to set a new standard in crowd control barriers,” said Armorgard’s Head of Product Development Matt Partridge. “When we began this project, we started with a blank sheet and asked ourselves ‘what does the customer truly need in a barrier?’ Our new system answers this question through an ergonomic design that offers the utmost in functionality, durability and security.”

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Armorgard launches new TuffBank with PowerShelf

ARMORGARD rolled out a second-generation TuffBank this week, adding new safety, strength and security features, and optional PowerShelf and lifting eyes to a product that has been tested and certified by Sold Secure and Secured by Design – the UK’s official police preferred specification.

The iconic range of TuffBank tool boxes and tool chests, which was launched over 20 years ago, has become a hallmark of reliability for customers worldwide, and one of Armorgard's consistently best-selling products.

The latest model adds a new slam stop lid stay that enhances user safety.  The new TuffBank also includes anti-jemmy features and hardened steel plates that make locks almost impenetrable, inset handles for a streamlined finish and a cable passing point for charging without compromising security.

In addition, Armorgard have introduced the PowerShelf to instantly transform TuffBank into a secure power source. This innovative optional extra includes four 110v sockets and four USB ports.  Also available are crane lifting eyes and robust castors to allow for easy movement.   

The new TuffBank range,  which is available in eight different sizes, will be available in  tool and equipment stores this week. 

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Innovative Armorgard van storage system TrekDror for the trade professional

OVER the years, Armorgard has designed and built some of the toughest tool safes, from Strongbank to TuffBank, to create a range of secure storage solutions used by skilled tradespeople around the world.

Now, the company has taken a step further with the introduction of what is being billed as “the most sophisticated system of its kind for van fleets.”

Designed specifically for cargo vans, Armorgard’s TrekDror van storage solution, is a lightweight, ultra-strong, customisable system consisting of stackable, secure modules to maximise the interior load space and keep everything organised in vehicles, from small cargo vans and pickup trucks to large panel vans.

TrekDror is available in three different sizes and multiple configurations, has a removable drawer with +80% extension, and can hold over 1,000kg weight on top of it.

For details Call 023 9238 0280

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