04 Issue 52 | March / April 2016 BERGHAUSNEWS 5. 6. 7. 8. APRIL 2016 Professional traffic safety, naturally with AVS – your Number One service partner Gladbeck Dresden AVS-Verkehrssicherung.de When it comes to professional traffic safety on German roads and motorways, the AVS Traffic Safety Group is without doubt your Number One contact partner. With a network of around 400 well trained, experienced AVS experts at currently 12AVS sites in Germany, we ensure swift, professional and low-cost implementation of regional and national traffic safety projects. Berghaus trains around 100 traffic light experts Once again this year, around 100 employees from specialist contractors for traffic safety and signalling technology, road traffic authorities, road maintenance depots and municipal depots attended our four traffic light training courses in Kürten (NRW) and in Mellingen (TH). Given the great demand for our traffic light training, the four courses were fully booked within just a few days of issuing the invitations. The two-day seminars by our traffic light experts are consecutively structured, addressing beginners on the one hand and those with advanced knowledge on the other. The course contents included the necessary regulations and technical requirements for mobile traffic light systems, such as the Technical Delivery Conditions for Mobile Traffic Light Systems (TL-LSA 97) and the new version of the Guidelines for Traffic Signal Systems (RiLSA 2015), published in September 2015. Instructions were also provided on how to calculate and compile signal timetables correctly. The main focus once again was on programming and operating the traffic light controllers and practical implementation of the compiled signal timetables. Operations manager Alfred Wurth and technician Uwe Banischewski led the participants through the various AVS is the compact supplier of professional traffic safety solutions on all roads and motorways, including major projects and also for example in the framework of PPP models (public/private partnership). The range of services extends from initial planning, compilation of road sign and signal plans, applications for approvals and traffic law provisions, setting up diversions with signage and mobile crossroad traffic lights, complete roadworks marking with foil, paint or plastic materials including demarking with the AVS PeelJet after the end of construction without leaving any residues while protecting the road, installation, maintenance, modification and dismantling of TL-beacons and mobile ProTec crash barriers, LED signage and mobile congestion warning signs as well as regular inspection and maintenance of the construction site protection as a 24/7 service, and much more besides. AVS is your expert service partner supplying all you need for safe traffic control from a single source. You too can benefit from our wide range of experience and the extensiveAVS network: simple entrust your roadworks facilities to AVS, your Traffic Safety Professionals! Participants on the Traffic Light Training Course II in the Kürten exhibition room with instructors Alfred Wurth (left) and Uwe Banischewski (5th on the right) austopics and passed on valuable tips and tricks accumulated from their 35 years of professional experience with mobile traffic light systems. Were you unfortunate enough not to get one of the coveted places on the traffic light training courses held at the start of the year? We can gladly provide individual courses on separate dates which we as manufacturers for mobile traffic light systems adapt flexibly to the special needs and specific machinery used by the customer, either in our training facility or naturally "inhouse" at your site. Please contact us so that we can send you a corresponding quotation. BAB 2: swift modifications to 10 km of crash barriers Our photo shows the major roadworks set up in the summer by AVS Overath, Gladbeck branch, on the A2 motorway near Bergkamen, which have now been modified in night shifts. Among others, this entailed moving more than 10 km mobile crash barriers. In November, the colleagues fromAVS Gladbeck started with the comprehensive modification of road safety measures at roadworks on the A2 motorway between Bergkamen and the motorway interchange Dortmund- Nordost. As the construction project progressed, part of the around 26 km of ProTec 100 mobile crash barriers had to be moved with corresponding modifications to the 4+2 road layout, working at night. To minimise the impact on the flow of traffic, all the tasks to be performed by the AVS were carried out in just four nights between 8 pm and 5 am. All work along this section of the motorway had to be finished as soon as the morning rush-hour began. Extra staff were needed to complete the work in this tight time window. Colleagues from other sites joined the experts fromAVS Gladbeck at short notice, and everything ran smoothly as all AVS staff are trained to the same standards. On average, about 40 AVS staff were deployed on site for each shift, together with their vehicles and the necessary machinery. In the four nights, altogether 10,200 metres of mobile ProTec 100 crash barriers were dismantled, modified from phase 3 to phase 4 and then reinstalled again in a changed road layout with the corresponding emergency refuge areas. At the same time, the extensive signage and beacon guidance elements were dismantled and relocated, road markings that were no longer needed were correctly removed and way over 30 km of thick marking film were applied with primer for the new road layout. Roland Monjau, branch manager of AVS Gladbeck, was highly satisfied with the teams and their achievements, particularly with how the work had gone smoothly during the night shifts, and praised the good cooperation between AVS colleagues from the various sites. Here once again the excellent AVS network with its uniform standards has paid off. StraßenNRW (North Rhine Westphalia highway agency) was also very pleased with the fast, reliable completion of the modification work to keep traffic flowing safely. i PUBLISHED BY Peter Berghaus GmbH Traffic Technology • Mobile Crash Barriers IMPRINT Published by: Editor: Text and layout: Peter Berghaus GmbH Herrenhöhe 6, D-51515 Kürten Dieter Berghaus Michael Kronenberg Herrenhöhe 6, 51515 Kürten-Herweg Phone +49 2207 9677 0, fax +49 2207 9677 80 We are members of: Printers: Circulation: Druckerei Brocker D-51515 Kürten 68.000 copies in German 1.000 copies in English www.berghaus-verkehrstechnik.de email@example.com Fachbetrieb und Mitglied im Verein für Verkehrstechnik und Verkehrssicherung e.V. VVV Peter Berghaus GmbH is part of AVS Verkehrssicherung GmbH.