Crowd Control Barrier - Loose Leg
Crowd Control Barrier - Loose Leg
Loose leg crowd control barriers, otherwise known as loose leg pedestrian barriers or pedestrian barricades, require detachable crowd barrier feet that are sold separately. This means that the legs and the barriers can be stored separately allowing for easy stacking.
These loose leg barriers are made using a top tube bar, which is bent to form the shape of the loose leg crowd barrier. A second tube is then welded across the bottom of the barrier. The weakest part of these crowd barriers is where these two tubes are welded together. Circular tube welded to circular tube does not allow for a large surface area on which to weld. However these barriers have the ends of the bottom tube crimped providing a much larger surface to surface connection. This allows for a stronger weld making the loose leg crowd barrier more durable then most. This results in a barrier that lasts longer making it perfect for hiring or using multiple times, making your money go further. Combine that with an incredible label price and you have yourself a fantastic deal.
We favour this more robust barrier as damage to crowd barriers is most often caused by site machinery or the public. By choosing a barrier that uses thicker gauge steel you can dramatically increase the life span of your crowd barriers.
The loose leg variation of the crowd control barrier gives you a completely detachable crowd barrier foot. This is fantastic for transportation and storage, however we do also sell a fixed leg crowd control barrier, which has the feet permanently attached to the barrier.
Whether you want them pre-galvanised as standard, painted or powder coated, we’ve got you covered. Just let us know what you want and we’ll do all the work. If your interested in advertising on your crowd barriers using specially printed banners then please get in touch. Pre-galvanised material is the most cost-effective solution. This means that the barrier is made using galvanised steel coils, which are then rolled into tube. These tubes are then welded together to form the barrier. Pre-galvanised barriers will age & weather quicker then a powder coated alternative, so where apperance is vital make sure you use a powder coated barrier.
To fit alongside all of our crowd control barriers we offer a range of walkthrough crowd barriers, also known as hoop barriers, to give you a compete crowd control solution.
- Basic Walkthrough Crowd Barrier - the simplest and cheapest form of marking a pedestrian access point is using a basic walkthrough crowd barrier. Powder coated in red as standard these highlight crossing points in your pedestrian barrier line.
- Advanced Walkthrough Crowd Barrier - the advanced walkthrough crowd barrier comes fit with a bottom bar, to make the barrier more durable, and a spring-loaded gate to help control the access and flow of people through your temporary fencing barrier.
What Makes A Good Pedestrian Safety Barrier?
Pedestrian safety barriers are versatile and used for a number of applications from improving construction site safety to effective event crowd control. What makes a “good” pedestrian safety barrier does depend on which application you are using them for but there are some general points that broadly apply across the board.
The safety barricade should be strong, allowing it to deal with the pressures exerted upon it by a large crowd or day in day out use on a construction site. The best way to ensure your crowd barrier is strong is to check the thickness (gauge) of the steel used. Typically barriers labeled as demarcation barriers are made up on thinner gauge material. Ideally effective safety barriers are made from 1.0-1.2mm thick steel.
To get the best return on your money you will want pedestrian barriers that can be used multiple times, or that are still in good enough condition to sell on once you have used them. Typically the “weakest” points on a barrier are where they are welded together. Therefore the less welds, the more durable and less likely to break the barrier is.
Crowd control barriers need to be easily stackable so that when you are not using them on site or at an event they can be transported and stored away easily without taking up excessive room. Loose leg crowd barriers have detachable legs and so are easily stackable. With fixed leg barriers you should make sure that the legs are staggered or offset to make sure that they can easily stake against one another. Offset legs on safety barriers are also important for making the crowd barriers more stable and allowing them to deal with uneven terrain that you find on most construction sites.
Seperating Pedestrians & Vehicles at Work
Barriers and markings
Effective ways to keep vehicles away from pedestrian areas include:
- protective barriers;
- clear markings to set apart vehicle and pedestrian routes;
- raised kerbs to mark vehicle and pedestrian areas.
Where needed, provide suitable barriers or guard rails:
- at entrances and exits to buildings;
- at the corners of buildings;
- to prevent pedestrians from walking straight on to roads.
Width: 2.3m / 2.5m
Weight: 12kg / 14kg
Finish: Galvanised to BS EN 10244-2 standard / Painted / Powder coated
Tubular frame: 38.1mm dia / 1.2mm gauge circular hollow section
Tube infills: 12.7mm dia circular hollow section
Distance between the bottom bar and floor - 190mm
Distance between infill bars - 100mm
Hook and eye system make the barriers simple and easy to connect together.
Top of frame punched, infill bars slotted inside the frame and secured with weld.
One piece tubular frame reducing the number weak spots (only one piece barrier on the market)
Thicker gauge frame and legs increases the durability of the barrier
Do You Export?
We export crowd control barriers and safety barriers across the world. The most common destination is the US, but we have also exported crowd barriers to countries such as Latvia & Norway. Typically these are transported in Euro Containers and we advise packing approximately 660 x 2.3m loose leg crowd control barriers into each container. For pricing and delivery options please speak directly to a member of our team firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are These Crowd Control Barriers New?
All of these crowd barriers are brand new. If we ever sell used or damaged crowd control barriers then you will find them in the "offers" section of our website. We have been told that our barriers look cheap compared to many other providers. That's not because we ever sacrifice quality, rather our barriers are cheap because we specialise in fencing products and cut out the middle men dealing directly with you. As such we can buy our crowd control barriers in large volumes and pass this saving onto you, meaning you benefit from our economies of scale.
What's the different between crowd control barriers, pedestrian barriers and ped barriers?
The answer is simple - absolutely nothing. These are simply different names for the same product.
Loose Leg Crowd Barriers vs Fixed Leg Crowd Barriers
In our opinion there is very little to choose between the modern varieties of both the Loose Leg and Fixed Leg Barrier. The Loose Leg Barrier itself is cheaper than the Fixed Leg Barrier, although many people then also purchase the Loose Leg metal foot, which makes the set more expensive. On the whole it appears to be just a matter of preference and familiarity, which causes most people to favour one over another.
Traditionally the one major advantage with a Loose Leg Barrier is that they can be easier to store, however our Fixed Leg Barriers have off set legs, which makes them much easier to store and transport then some other varieties of Fixed Leg Crowd Barriers.
Quiet often the Loose Leg Barrier has also been chosen because Pedestrian Barriers made out of thin, weak material, have had the Fixed Legs flatten and separate, when weight is applied to the Barrier. As described in our product descriptions we have favoured Fixed Leg Barriers made out of stronger material to combat this, although the Loose Leg still completely removes the possibility of the legs faltering in this way.