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11 Jul 2023

Highway Care’s RB50 HVM system now delivers even more flexibility with multiple security ratings

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Highway Care’s RB50 HVM system now delivers even more flexibility with multiple security ratings
Highway Care’s RB50 HVM system

Highway Care’s rapid deployment hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) system now offers even more specification flexibility, after successfully completing 7500kg vehicle impact testing. The latest testing, means that the RB50 is now IWA 14-1:2013 and PAS 68: 2013 rated N1 and PAS 68: 2013 rated N2 for vehicles travelling at 48kph.

Often deployed to protect people and assets against vehicle as a weapon attacks at events, RB50 is increasingly being seen as a potential solution for protecting highways operatives from vehicle incursions to the work area too.

The latest test results mean that the system now has a wide range of certifications, giving it industry-leading versatility for a variety of configurations to mitigate vehicle incursion risk proportionately, aligned to identified risk. For example, the RB50’s new test rating enables the system to be deployed for projects where the identified threat is a lighter class of vehicle, providing a cost-effective HVM option.

The 4m tested arrangement can be deployed in under 5 minutes, the HVM system is wheeled into position following assembly and the wheels can then be stowed to prevent the unit from being moved. Fast and easy deployment of the wheels means that it can be repositioned as often as required in a single deployment, or moved quickly to enable access for emergency vehicles. The system also offers fast de-rigging and, when not in use, up to two units can be placed in specially designed stillages, which provide compact storage, with each 1.2m2 stillage storing up to 16m of protection.

Highway Care partners with event security specialist Crowdguard (www.crowdguard.co.uk) for specification and deployment of the RB50 HVM system at events, and the variety of tests the system has now passed confirms its suitability as effective protection from both malicious and accidental vehicle incursions, when correctly specified and deployed by trained technicians.

Highway Care’s Applications and Innovations Manager, Ollie Pulling commented: “As with any HVM system, RB50 should always be deployed aligned to the identified risk, operational requirements and any commercial constraints. The success of multiple tests means that it can provide an appropriate and proportionate solution for an even wider range of installation needs, while offering complete peace of mind that robust protection is in place.”

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