Level Crossing Safety


With all the recent near misses we thought we would take this opportunity to reiterate the importance of using a level crossing/pedestrian crossing properly.

We have said it once and we will say it again DO NOT misuse a level crossing/pedestrian crossing. Level crossings are an important asset for local communities and misusing it will result in serious risk to everyone’s safety. KITE Projects stands firmly by Network Rail’s side when it comes to protecting and enhancing the safety of our workforce and the public.

As pedestrians we need to:

  • Concentrate – it’s easy to get distracted, especially by phones, music and conversation.

  • Stop, look and listen. Follow signs and instructions.

  • Check both ways before crossing – if there is a train coming, don’t cross.

  • Understand the warnings (lights, barriers, alarms). 

  • Cross quickly, keeping children close and dogs on a lead.


KITEStep has explored many options as to how we can help contribute and help create a safer journey from A to B. We came up with the solution of KITEStep Pedestrian Crossing. KITEStep Pedestrian Crossing has been developed to give a safer access for when the public are utilising a traditional footpath or right of way to cross the track. This is a genius idea which allows pedestrians to get a proper sighting of the track when they have reached the decision point.

Take a look below at a few key components of the KITEStep pedestrian crossing.

  • DDA Compliant.

  • Solid surface for all footwear.

  • Slip and trip resistant.

  • Self-closing gates available.

  • SSSI Compliant.

  • Designed for 5.0kn/mz loading.

  • Galvanised finish for a 40-year design life.