Scotch blocks are temporarily fitted to rails in order to hold the wheel of a train, for instance, during maintenance activity. Traditionally, these blocks are made from wood.
The main problem with this is the risk of derailment when the train moves up to and across the scotch block. Train derailment is a serious concern, both in terms of safety for personnel and the costs involved in reinstating the train back into service.
Find out more about the unique product innovation that is saving Hayley Rail customers out-of-service costs and improving safety for maintenance engineers, by reading the case study.
You can also see the product in action by watching the video demonstration below: