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FirstClass Safety & Control (FCSC)

About Us

FirstClass Safety & Control (FCSC) offers a comprehensive range of services to ensure a safer future in Railway Depot Operations.

FirstClass Safety & Control (FCSC) is pioneering and adapting the latest technologies to provide innovative and affordable safety protection and control system solutions to its customers.

Its flexible approach, and extensive knowledge, enables it to design and supply rail Depot Protection Systems (DPS), Depot Control Systems (DCS), industrial automation systems, instrument services, 24/7 support and Emergency Shutdown Systems to the rail, petrochemical, marine and automotive industries, and many more.

FirstClass Safety & Control provides ground-breaking safety control systems and procedures to protect the depot workforce at the workface. Its DPS and DCS safety control systems are second to none in terms of flexibility, cost-effectiveness and safety (Safety Integrity Level – SIL2), unlike rival DPS/DCS systems currently on the market. It is an RISQS approved and accredited company.

FCSC creates intelligent systems encompassing features such as RFID tags for logging on/off, SCADA Operating Systems, Local HMI control, Fault-Tolerant SIL2 Safety Levels, and many more features, to ensure its DPS caters for every depot’s needs. Safety is at the forefront of the business and all systems are designed to meet the required safety integrity level (SIL) accreditation. It manufactures both hardware-based and Programmable Logic Controller based systems.

Established in 2017, the FCSC team has been working together since 1998 with a combined 100 years of experience. Its expert engineers are committed to developing bespoke adaptable control and safety systems to meet its customers’ needs worldwide. By maximising on cross-industry knowledge, FCSC provides the expertise to find bespoke, innovative and integrated safety protection and control system solutions.


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Ensuring a safer future

Rail Depot Safety & Control should be a process that works seamlessly with operational activities.

At FCSC we are committed to making railway depots safer, introducing ground-breaking safety control systems and procedures to protect the depot workforce.

We offer a safer future in Railway Depot Operations, including:

The industry’s first RFID based Depot Protection System (DPS) to replace traditional key exchange technology.

An industry first – we have integrated Wi-Fi interlocks into our Rail Depot Protection Systems to operate the depot shunter vehicle’s brakes

SIL 2 safety level applicable DPS using industry proven hardware and software techniques to monitor and ensure the railway maintenance depot environment is safer

Pictorial RFID Reader – over the past 12 months we have developed the FirstClass Pictorial RFID Logon Station helping to eliminate potential misunderstandings which could cause safety issues, and with operator acceptance on every step protect both the operator and the business from any uncertainty.

We also offer our combined Depot Protection System/Depot Control System which will further eliminate uncertainty by removing interfaces between personnel safety and train movements as our system now fully integrates both systems to provide one fully functional, fully integrated safety system.

As part of FirstClass Safety and Control’s rail safety services we supply locally operated points systems (LOPS). Locally operated points systems are designed to enable rail depot operational staff to manage the safe movement of the trains in and out of the depot maintenance areas.

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