These blue powder coated crowd control barriers are ex stock. They have not been used and have no damage.
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. That’s why as standard we sell the 2.3 meter fixed leg one-piece pedestrian barrier, which means the frame has a single weld, making it one of the most durable safety barriers on the market.
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 pedestrians routes; and
- 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; and
- to prevent pedestrians from walking straight on to roads.