Halo Shield Helping Transpennine Route Upgrade West Stay Covid-19 Safe

Halo Shield Helping Transpennine Route Upgrade West Stay Covid-19 Safe

The Halo Shield is playing a key role in protecting staff on the multi-billion Transpennine Route Upgrade.

The body temperature monitoring system has been deployed to ensure offices on the Transpennine Route Upgrade West remain Covid-secure.

The Halo Shield Systems will scan staff, visitors, and suppliers at the TRU West offices in Manchester and Leeds offices.

TRU West is an alliance that includes Network Rail, Amey, BAM Nuttall and Arup.

They will work together to manage works on the Transpennine Upgrade route between Manchester and Leeds.

The Halo Shield is being used to measure the temperature of anyone entering TRU West offices. 

Only those with ‘safe’ temperatures will be allowed in, creating Covid-19 secure workspace bubbles.

Key Element

A spokesperson for the TRU West Alliance, said: “We’re using Halo as a key element of our Return to Workplace program.

“This involves not only ensuring our offices remain COVID-secure in a changing landscape but providing a level of confidence to our team that we’re taking our responsibilities to keep them safe seriously.”

The Transpennine Route Upgrade is a £2.9 billion program that will deliver faster and more frequent rail services across the north of England.

It will connect Manchester and York via Huddersfield and Leeds and forms part of the overall Northern Powerhouse works.

The project will connect towns and cities, improving journey times, and supporting economic growth.

It includes 76 miles of rail track, eight tunnels, 15 viaducts, 25 stations, and 270 bridges.

Transpennine Route Upgrade

The TRU spokesperson, added: “Transpennine Route Upgrade West (TRU West) is a key part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade, a multi-billion pound program to upgrade and re-energise the railway between Manchester and York.

“TRU West is responsible for this transformation between Manchester and Leeds. It is a complex, multi-disciplinary project involving Buildings and Civils, Electrification, Rail Systems, and associated disciplines.”

The Halo Shield System was developed by Manchester-based security specialists Red CCTV.

They have worked with thermal camera technology for many years, providing bespoke solutions for clients in the rail, transportation, and utility sectors.


They combined their experience and knowledge to create the Halo Shield System, a range of body temperature measuring devices, created to help businesses combat Covid-19.

The Halo Shield Systems are capable of measuring the body temperature of anyone passing.

The system can measures as many as 30-people-per-second, and works even if a person is wearing a face mask or covering.

It provides an immediate alert to anyone showing an elevated temperature.

The Halo Shield also utilises innovative SMART analytical software to track and trace anyone who may have come into contact, with individuals who later test positive for Covid-19.

Red CCTV Managing Director Rob Kennedy, said: “We are delighted to be able to provide protection to such a prestigious project.

“We have worked in the rail industry for many years and have provided security solutions to many of the businesses involved in the TRU West Alliance.

“It is fantastic to know that we can play a small role in ensuring this vital project is able to continue, despite the constant worry of Covid-19 and the spread of the Coronavirus.”

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