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Man arrested over Heathrow alert

Man arrested over Heathrow alert

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A major security alert has taken place at Heathrow airport as a man with a rucksack scaled the perimeter fence and ran into the path of an aircraft.

The alert, which delayed some flights, came a day before the Queen opens Heathrow's new Terminal 5 building.

Understandably there are now questions to answer and a recent blog on Google suggested “There should be an inquiry as to why he wasn't cut to pieces by the razor wire?
The security fencing at Heathrow is mostly standard fencing that is easy to cut and to climb. As for razor wire, it’s not that good unless there is a lot of it and you can’t use it in public places.”

Security fencing has made great technical advances in recent years and Vandgard’s Rotating Anti Climb Guard is used at some airports and by the Metropolitan Police and DoE because it is the most effective anti climb device. It physically rolls away intruders with proven delay times up to 20 times longer than barbed wire.

Unlike razor wire, which can form mantraps, or impaling spikes which are often illegal and can also present a dangerous hazard to employees working overhead or nearby, Vandgard is not designed with intent to cause serious harm, it's rotating action creates an unstable barrier which rolls if anyone attempts to climb over it. Visually it is a clear warning in itself and so does not contravene either the Health or Safety at Work Act, COSHH regulations or any other civil or criminal laws.

Vandgard Anti Climb Guards Ltd are members of

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All situations where serious vandalism or theft is likely and particularly where Public Liability legislation applies. Also in environmentally sensitive areas where an inoffensive appearance is important. Examples include commercial and industrial sites, schools, vehicle parking areas, domestic, sports and leisure areas.

David Waite

Anti Climb Guards Limited. PO Box 51 Edenbridge Kent TN8 6WY.
TEL:01797 229872 Fax: 01797 229846