Tensator safety post sales reach new height

Fixed base Tensabarrier with printed webbing installation in Stagecoach depot

MILTON KEYNES, UK, 3 June 2013 – Tensator, the leading manufacturer of safety barriers, is seeing increased interest in its products designed to protect employees whilst working at height.

Tensabarrier® pit protection posts With sales of the company’s Tensabarrier® pit protection posts remaining robust throughout the vehicle maintenance sector in the UK, interest has now seen a notable increase across the continent too. As a result, Tensator has recently embarked on a major trial,involving a number of heavy-duty posts, for a leading French transport operator.

Tensator’s robust barrier and webbing systems comply with working at height regulations and can be used to easily indicate hazardous service pit areas.

As Kevin Hickson, general manager at Tensator, explains, many people do not necessarily view a maintenance pit as working at height:

“Obviously large vehicle servicing work takes place below ground level in service pits, but it must be remembered that there’s a very real risk for those people working near or passing by the edge of that pit.

“The Health and Safety Executive classes working at height as any area where a person could fall a distance and sustain injury, and so applies to service pits in garages and maintenance depots.

“Falls from height are the most common cause of serious injury and death in the workplace. Employers across the continent know that steps need to be taken to protect staff and we’re delighted that this sales increase reflects the importance that’s being placed on workplace health and safety.”

For more on Tensator’s product range for the health and safety sector, visit

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Tensator is a recognised leader in the management of the customer journey. The company offers a large range of digital media platforms, electronic and virtual queue management, display and signage products, crowd and access control solutions, in-queue merchandising, self-service systems, and the Tensabarrier, one of the most respected barriers in the world. Tensator empowers blue chip retailers, international airport terminals, transport providers, financial institutions, major exhibition, leisure and entertainment venues, construction sites, restaurants and hotels to speed customer flow through the queue, improving operational efficiency and customer satisfaction. Tensator helps eliminate lost revenues through walk-aways and drives high value impulse sales with its range of queue management solutions. Visit for more information, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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