Forma-Stor, a lightweight, ultra-strong flat-pack alternative to standard containers, reduces disruption to the network by eliminating the need for HIAB crane lifts and Road Rail Vehicles (RRVs).
Paul Weeks, a Signal and Telegraph (S & T) Manager for Network Rail was one of the first to use the Armorgard Forma-Stor.
He said: “The flat-packed design means that overheads do not need to be isolated when transporting the Forma-Stor, which prevents delay minutes, requirements for possessions, stoppages in work and associated costs.
“The Forma-Stor Can be strategically placed in focal positions to reduce delay minutes and walking distance when a variety of items are required on site, ensuring you have total control of the transportation process to optimise logistics and best fit in with the eternal schedule.”
Designed as a walk-in vault that can be quickly transported to trackside and easily set up anywhere on-site, Forma-Stor consists of panels that simply slot into place.
The whole set-up only takes around 10 minutes and can be carried out by two people, compared with the team of people needed to organise a standard container lift.
Forma-Stor comes in four different sizes, from 1-4 metres, and can be used for on-site storage of equipment, such as hand and power tools, materials, including cable and metals, and other small to medium component storage.
There is also a COSHH version of the Forma-Stor for chemicals and other hazardous substances.