Fast Beam

VolkerLaser offer safe parapet access using the innovative Fast Beam system.

Fast Beam
Fast Beam installation

M4 Chepstow

Fast Beam is a unique, safe and extremely efficient access system – brand new to the UK market. From straight to curved concrete bridges and platforms, it is designed to maximise working space and minimise traffic disturbance, whilst undertaking necessary parapet repairs, maintenance or construction.

We can use this system to replace conventional scaffolding methods - reducing cost, time, manpower and risk. Typically, 50 metres of Fast Beam access technology can be installed by a three-man team within an eight-hour shift, compared to traditional systems which can take up to two weeks to install. Traffic management can often be reduced to maintain traffic flow, and the system can also be used to provide a pedestrian walkway or cycleway during bridge repair works.

Fast Beam on the M1

M1 Junctions 21A - 23A

The system is ergonomic, meaning it can be hydraulically adjusted up or down by up to 1000mm, either targeting specific individual access platforms or adjusted as a complete unit. When lifted up to the bottom of the deck, this creates a water and debris tight seal for undertaking hydro demolition or concrete break out works to the parapet. When lowered, it provides operatives with a safe working platform and access to the underneath of the deck edge for repair or maintenance works.

Fast Beam can also be installed whilst the existing parapets are in place, making it an ideal solution for rail bridge repair work and highways maintenance. 

Related projects

  • Fast Beam on the M1

    VolkerLaser was contracted by National Highways to carry out concrete repairs to a series of parapets between junctions 21a and 23a of the M1 motorway.

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    Fast Beam on the M1
  • Fast Beam on the M5

    VolkerLaser undertook the first ever trial of Fast Beam access technology in the UK on the M5

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    Successful install of Fast Beam