Procter Contracts Wins MoJ approval for Prison Fencing
25th September 2014
Procter Contracts is now on the official Ministry of Justice Compliant Contractor List for Fencing. This means that the company is approved to manufacture and install MoJ-designed prison fencing for applications throughout the UK, including Northern Ireland.
In order to be listed, Procter Fencing System was subjected to a financial audit, then had to erect a sample of the prison fencing for inspection and testing by personnel from the MoJ. Prison fencing features high-quality welded wire mesh panels that are overlapped and attached to steel posts using full-height clamping bars and security fasteners. The fence panels and posts are protected against corrosion by galvanising, with the option of a tough polyester powder coated finish to enhance the aesthetics.
Although the fencing was designed by the MoJ for prison applications and exceeds the requirements of all British and European Standards for fencing, it is a high-security fencing product that is also suitable for other sensitive applications such as data centres and psychiatric hospitals. If required, Procter Fencing Systems can enhance the MoJ-designed prison fencing – or other types of high-security fencing – by means of additional measures such as an electric fencing system or electronic perimeter intruder detection system. Swing gates and sliding gates for pedestrian or vehicular access can also be supplied and installed to complement the fencing.
Procter Fencing Systems was added to the MoJ Compliant Contractors List in late 2011, but the company has been manufacturing and installing all types of fencing and gates – including for high-security projects – for over 100 years. As well as this latest recognition of the company’s high standards, Procter Fencing Systems also has several accreditation: CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Scheme), Construction Line database, ISO 9001:2008, Secured by Design, and the company is registered and approved with UVDB Achilles – which identifies, evaluates and monitors suppliers for major organisations such as utilities, the construction industry and the public sector.
Procter Fencing Systems has published a Guide to High-Security Perimeter Protection, which is available free of charge on request or as a download from the Specifiers Guides section of the website.
Contact Procter Contracts to discuss any requirements for prison fencing or any other high-security fencing. Telephone or email [email protected].