Claris system integrating VOGO’s VOKKERO GUARDIAN solution obtains SNCF authorization to reinforce safety on work located outside the danger zone

VOGO announces the SNCF’s listing of the CLARIS system, comprising the VOKKERO GUARDIAN solution and ZÖLLNER’s Radio Announcing Devices (RAPD). The deployment of this solution is designed to enhance the safety of our teams when working outside railroad lines (whether or not they are trafficked).

The customer

ZÖLLNER is an independent, family-owned German high-tech group and market leader in rail and marine safety. It offers effective safety solutions for ships, railroads and industry. Collaboration with VOGO on the CLARIS project began in 2016 at the initiative of SNCF.

This device is used on sites where risk analysis has identified a risk of surprise effect generated by passing rail traffic, and where noise protection can lead to worker isolation from the environment, and consequently a surprise effect when trains pass.

The brief

The SNCF, fully committed to the safety of its network maintenance teams, has chosen a solution combining two systems:

– The VOKKERO GUARDIAN professional audio system for site team communication;

– ZÖLLNER’s DAPR system (Radio Announcing Devices).

This combination, dubbed ” CLARIS “, maximizes the safety of teams working on the rail network outside hazardous areas, thanks to a multi-benefit alert system.

The deployed solution

The CLARIS system can be used for a wide range of tasks, including clearing brushwood from the edges of tracks, as France’s rail network covers more than 60,000 kilometers. Multiple benefits:

The CLARIS system, the result of the pooling of technological solutions developed by VOGO and ZÖLLNER, offers multiple benefits, including :

  • Ease of fitting and enhanced safety for teams
  • Reducing noise and visual pollution
  • Increased hearing protection during operations without sacrificing alert quality and information exchange
  • Productivity gains on interventions.

It’s a real pleasure for us to be able to offer the use of the CLARIS system to our employees and subcontractors, bringing greater safety and performance to construction sites outside hazardous areas. We’re very pleased with the feedback we’ve had from the field, and look forward to continuing to work with ZÖLLNER and VOGO in the years to come.

Michel Tison,
Head of SNCF’s SST Risques Ferroviaires division

We’re delighted to have been able to meet a real challenge for SNCF. Our mission is to guarantee the safety of all our stakeholders. We are proud to combine our solutions with ZÖLLNER’s world-renowned railway products.

Bertrand Million,
VP Professional Solutions at VOGO

The completion of this project is a real consecration for us. The combination of our products and those of VOGO brings real added value to field teams, both in terms of productivity and safety.

Britta Lissinna,
Head of Sales at ZÖLLNER

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