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PSSA Council Member – Quizzed
by BBC for Election Comment
The BBC descended on PSSA member Zaun for comment in
the morning after the 8th June General Election. BBC Chief
Correspondent , Matthew Price, for the Radio 4 Today programme
interviewed Zaun owner and founder Alastair Henman (and PSSA
Council member), fork lift truck operator Matt Ellis and stores
apprentice Jordan Hughes. And later in the day, BBC Midlands
Today arrived to capture footage of fencing systems in manufacture
and conduct TV interviews. See- https://www.youtube.com/
Martinique host to latest Zaun
The Caribbean is the exotic location of PSSA member Zaun’s latest
The high-security steel mesh manufacturer has supplied its prison-
standard 358 fencing to secure the penitentiary center of Ducos on
the island of Martinique.
The overseas department, with an area of 1,128 sq km, is one of the
eighteen regions of France. The prison, administered by the French
Ministry of Justice, was opened in 1996 and can house up to 969
Ducos is located 14 km from Fort-de-France in a town of 16 000
inhabitants, and includes much accommodation to allow families to
stay together while prisoners serve their sentence.
Zaun shipped three gates, 582m of HiSec mesh panels to heights
of 3m and 5m and fence posts, clamp bars and fixings to fencing
contractor DIRICKX Groupe, an international specialist in perimeter
Zaun is on the UK Ministry of Justice approved supplier and
installer list of fencing materials and recently supplied the Wrexham
super prison HMP Berwyn.
HiSec is endemic throughout UK prisons due to its tight mesh
formation and the fact it can go to 5.2m in height in a single panel.
It can easily be integrated with different toppings, as in this case,
and with CCTV, PIDs and other electronic security enhancements.
HostileVehicle Mitigation Bollard Crowned
Winner at the Made in Hull Awards
Hostile vehicle mitigation specialise Heald,
has seen its patent protected security
bollard, the Matador, crowned the ‘Sold
Nationwide’ winner at the fourth ‘Made in
Hull’ Awards, which took place on the 4th
June at the KC Lightstream Stadium.
Up against two other strong finalists,
Savantini and Kingston Engineering and
picked from six hundred entries, Heald
secured the overall win with the Matador,
a product that has revolutionised the
perimeter security industry. Heald’s Matador
is the only surface mounted sliding bollard
on the market providing protection from
vehicle borne threats with its automatic,
sliding bollard functionality that has been
IWA-14 tested to halt a 7.2 tonne truck
travelling at 64 kph (40 mph).
The Matador was recognised following
a number of installations both nationwide
and internationally. Sites protected by
the Matador include the Stavros Niarchos
Foundation Cultural Centre in Athens and
the securing of the perimeter at the 2012
Olympic Games in London.
Commenting on the award, Managing
Director Debbie Heald added: “We are very
proud to have won the ‘Sold Nationwide’
category and to have had our successes
recognised in our local community amongst
such a range of outstanding businesses. It
was an excellent afternoon and we would
like to congratulate all the other finalists
and winners too.”