Police Box & Street Service Personnel | Sheffield | 31 July 2016 | ©Postcard Cafe

Image taken using hand held motion blur  | 31 July 2016

BS EN 471 sets minimum standards of visual performance and durability needed for high visibility clothing worn in the course of a trade or profession and is mandatory.  Compliance with BS EN 471 ensures that the wearer is as visible as possible against varying backgrounds in ALL weather and lighting conditions (bright daylight as well as rain, mist, dusk and night-time) and that a garment’s conspicuity and structural integrity are retained over a reasonable service life in a workwear application.

British Standard | EN471

3 Paternoster | Arts Tower | Sheffield University | Rich in Car 19 reading The Star | © Postcard Cafe

 

10 Paternoster | Arts Tower | Sheffield University | Man Reading Newspaper | © Postcard Cafe

 

2 Paternoster | Arts Tower | Sheffield University | Rich in Car 07 reading The Star | © Postcard Cafe

 

1. Paternoster | Arts Tower | Sheffield University | Rich pondering Car 04 of the Paternoster | © Postcard Cafe

 

9 Paternoster | Arts Tower | Sheffield University | Paternoster - Cross Section | © Postcard Cafe

 

4 Paternoster | Arts Tower | Sheffield University | Stand Back | © Postcard Cafe

 

8 Paternoster | Arts Tower | Sheffield University | Car 14 | © Postcard Cafe

 

7 Paternoster | Arts Tower | Sheffield University | The Arts Tower | © Postcard Cafe

 

The Arts Tower,  part of Sheffield University is this year fifty years old.  It is Grade II listed and features the worlds largest Paternoster

Built by the Schindler Lift Company the Paternoster is made up of thirty eight, two person cars in a chain of open compartments that move in a loop without stopping up and down the building.  The journey between floors takes 13 seconds and passengers can step on or off the Paternoster at any floor making it the most effective way to travel between floors.

The name Paternoster (“Our Father”, the first two words of the Lords Prayer in latin) was originally applied to the device because the elevator is in the form of a loop and is thus similar to rosary beads used as an aid in reciting prayers.

Paternoster