Beacon Highway Department Wins Award

Confined Space Simulator recognized for innovation

The Beacon Highway Department placed third in a statewide Build a Better Mousetrap Competition sponsored by the Cornell Local Roads Program.

The Confined Space Simulator

The contest calls for highway and public works departments to share creative innovations that solve everyday problems. Entries are judged on cost, implementation, transferability and commonality of the problem solved.

The Beacon department entered a Confined Space Simulator that allows it to conduct indoor confined space training for large groups. The simulator is portable and has been utilized by the Beacon Fire Department and nearby municipalities through a shared services agreement. The department’s entry can be viewed online in PDF format.

The Confined Space Simulator

The Cornell Local Roads Program provides technical assistance and training to highway and public works departments across the state to improve the quality and safety of roads and streets.

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