Balfour Beatty VINCI Deploy Halo Shield

Balfour Beatty VINCI Deploy Halo Shield

Balfour Beatty VINCI has deployed the Halo Shield System as part of their HS2 Covid defence strategy.

They have added the innovative body temperature measuring system at key strategic venues to keep staff, visitors and suppliers safe.

Red CCTV has installed Halo Shield Pods at their headquarters at Brinkley Place in Birmingham City Centre and at the IM building in Coleshill.

The two buildings are crucial operational officers for the HS2 joint venture, with checks required to staff accessing via multiple entrances.

The Halo Shield Pod and Pod Lite Systems are positioned at every entrance to ensure every single person entering the building is properly scanned – to create safer working environments.

Balfour Beatty VINCI

Red CCTV Managing Director Rob Kennedy, said: “It’s a real honor to be working with Balford Beatty VINCI on such a prestigious project.

“The West Midlands section of HS2’s Phase One route spans some 80km from Long Itchington in Warwickshire to the centre of Birmingham and onto Handsacre in Staffordshire.

“It is a massively important project and work will take ten years or so to complete Phase 1, and another five years after that for Phase 2, so it is crucial to avoid any delays.

“The Coronavirus pandemic has affected everybody and, of course, there is nothing more important than keeping people safe, but we can’t afford to let the economy slip and we must keep moving forward.

“We believe the Halo Shield System allows UK business to carry on working regardless of the pandemic. By doing the right thing, by staying safe we can carry on and still stop the spread.

“More and more businesses are seeking our help and using our product range to protect their staff, and Balfour Beatty VINCI is of those forward-thinking businesses who lead the way.”

Critical Infrastructure

Red CCTV have installed Halo Shield Pod One or Pod Lites at ten venues for Balfour Beatty VINCI.

The joint venture is a long-established joint venture between two global leaders in the delivery of critical infrastructure.

They have been working together for more than 30 years, delivering prestigious projects that have included the Channel Tunnel.

Together, Balfour Beatty and VINCI have more than 16,000 supply chain partners in the UK alone and have projects together around the world.

They are responsible for designing and building part of HS2, the most exciting and challenging railway project in Europe.

The HS2 project will cost around £88 million and will be Britain’s second major high-speed rail line. It follows HS1, which connects London to the Channel Tunnel. HS2 will connect London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Leeds.

The work in the West Midlands will require a huge civil infrastructure project including 42 viaducts totalling more than 11km, 66 over-bridges more than 25 cuttings over 30km.

It will also include 56 culverts and other under-bridges, 66 embankments reaching over 33km, and four motorway crossings requiring box strictures with six interfaces.

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