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Case Study Train Door Safety Net

Jason Beckwith

Jason Beckwith

Technical Sales Manager (Aerospace) Sales



During maintenance operations in train depots, doors are frequently left in the fully open position when there is no platform adjacent. Sometimes work platforms are erected across an opening, but often it is an open fall hazard, possible protected by a very simple airport passenger control type barrier.

This solution provides a much higher visibility alert to staff who may simply forget where they are and slip, falling down to track level seriously injuring themselves.


These barriers are designed to fit snuggly into the door aperture whilst constructed to ensure no damage is caused to the door handles by using spring loaded, PVC rubber coated components. 

The feet are provided with a levelling feature to accommodate any gradient on the track ensuring a nice square fit in the opening. The combination of red anodised poles and high visibility yellow webbing ensure high visibility. It can also be printed with a Health and Safety message.

"We have been looking for a solution to alert staff to open doors when there is no platform or work access provided. This looks like a great solution to alert staff to a potential fall hazard"
Maintenance manager


These nets were developed from our successful aircraft door safety barrier nets adapted to suit this series of Hitachi built trains. The design is readily adaptable to other train types subject to survey and design work. The versions seen here were at prototype stage and will move to production after trials.


If you have a train door application contact us now with some basic photographs of the arrangement and we can advise on a suitable course of action. We are constantly developing new safety nets for multiple applications and will be delighted to work with you.