The Tuff Traffic Barrier is a Chapter 8 compliant, stylish, tough and durable temporary road barrier. Incorporating the Q-Clip, these plastic barriers connect together in a linear row. Although it takes a few seconds longer to connect the Tuff Traffic Barriers together, when compared to the Road Barrier, the Q-Clip forms a much stronger connection between the temporary traffic barriers. This helps to ease safety concerns during road works as it is more difficult for civilians to separate the chapter 8 barriers, making this a more effective safety barrier system.
- Height - 1000mm
- Width - 2000mm
- Depth - 50mm
- Weight – 9.10 kg Anti-Trip Footy / 10.50 kg Standard Foot
- Manufactured from virgin HDPE.
- 600 x 450 sign facility.
- Moulded in orange as standard.
- When combined with Cross-Trench Support, the stability is greatly improved, and has extremely good resistance to high winds.
- Q-Clip for barrier to barrier connection.
These traffic barriers can be supplied with the sturdy standard black feet or sleek anti-trip feet. The anti-trip foot is specially designed to completely eliminate a trip hazard on one side. We recommend using an anti-trip foot when work is taking place in highly pedestrianised areas. Make sure the anti-trip shallow side of the foot is facing pedestrianised walkways and you can immediately eliminate the possibility of civilians tripping and injuring themselves. Both types of feet swivel, meaning that you can easily stack the barriers on top of one another once the plastic barrier feet are swivelled in line with the barrier. Once rotated 90 degrees, so they are perpendicular to the barrier, they provide a stable and secure base.
Traffic safety barriers high visibility colours act as an early warning of hazards for both pedestrians and road users, with an additional reflective strip to enhance visibility after dark or in poor weather conditions. This makes them ideal for providing safe traffic management, or for indicating hazardous areas when road maintenance & works is taking place.
These plastic safety barriers are available for delivery throughout the UK across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. For international orders please contact our team directly.
We also supply the most cost effective chapter 8 road barriers on the market. This plastic road barrier is the cheapest barrier you can use to form a chapter 8 compliant safety barrier system.
For a smaller, but sturdy, water filled barrier then take a look at our standard water fill traffic barrier. These road barriers are only 560mm tall, but once filled with water they weight a whopping 55kg. Although they lack a lot of the 800mm water separators unique & revolutionary features, for everyday use they present a great alternative for road delineation and separation. They are commonly used for as a more semi-permanent solution due to their weight. If you need a taller water filled barrier then take a look at our 800mm water filled barrier. It is a slightly lighter barrier at 27.5kg once filled, but its unique design means it is incredibly durable and wind resistant.
- Conforms to requirements of BSEN8442
- Reflectivity requirements of BSEN12899-1
- Chapter 8 - The Traffic Signs Manual
- The Red Book 2013
- Traffic Signs Regulations & General Directions
How important is Traffic Management?
"Each year within the construction industry, approximately ten people die as a result of being struck by vehicles on site. In addition, there are hundreds of preventable accidents and injuries. Accidents occur from groundwork’s to finishing works and managers, workers, visitors to sites and members of the public can all be at risk. Inadequate planning and control is the root cause of many construction vehicle accidents." (source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/safetytopics/vehiclestrafficmanagement.htm)
So the answer is of course yes, it is incredibly important. But what can we do to undertake sufficient Traffic Management? It is crucial to keep pedestrians and vehicles separate wherever popular, and our range of plastic road barriers are the favored method that many people choose to take.
Here are some more important tips from HSE:
- Entrances and exits - provide separate entry and exit gateways for pedestrians and vehicles;
- Walkways - provide firm, level, well-drained pedestrian walkways that take a direct route where possible;
- Crossings - where walkways cross roadways, provide a clearly signed and lit crossing point where drivers and pedestrians can see each other clearly;
- Visibility - make sure drivers driving out onto public roads can see both ways along the footway before they move on to it;
- Obstructions – do not block walkways so that pedestrians have to step onto the vehicle route; and
- Barriers - think about installing a barrier between the roadway and walkway.