Road Barrier - Chapter 8

Road Barrier - Chapter 8

Hi-Vis Chapter 8 Road Barrier - 2.0m Wide & 1.0m High. This barrier is most commonly used to direct traffic and keep pedestrians safe next to road works, construction & building sites. This road barrier, is the most popular in our traffic management range, due to its easy to use hook & eye connection system, rotatable feet & fantastic price tag. 

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Description

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All of our road barriers are manufactured to the highest quality standards in the United Kingdom. That ensures that our barriers meet the required UK standards, these safety barriers are chapter 8 compliant for instance, and that they are some of the most robust and durable road barriers on the market. Buying quality is incredibly important when deciding on which traffic management and safety equipment to purchase. We insist on supplying road & safety barriers that have been tested by industry leading utilities and traffic management companies before making their way into production. 

Chapter 8 barriers are most commonly used by traffic management companies, civil engineers and building contractors. However they are also often used in a wide range of other environments. They are perfect for directing traffic and segregating members of the work force and civilians from potential dangers. Their hi-visibility colours and reflective strips mean that they can clearly highlight and help guard against potential dangers. Manufactured from recycled plastics they also offer an environmentally friendly and durable barrier, which can be easily stacked and transported. 

This Chapter 8 compliant Road Barrier is one of the most popular blow moulded barriers on the market. We supply these at an incredibly discounted price and they are one of our most popular products due to their simple, yet effective design. This superior blow moulded HDPE barrier offers superb quality at a low life cost. Plastic barriers offer one of the easiest and most cost effective ways of providing a protective shield to prevent damage or harm when road works are taking place.

These road 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. 

Dimensions

  • Height - 1000mm
  • Width - 2000mm 
  • Depth - 50mm 
  • Weight - 11.2kg

Features

  • Incredible strength and durability.
  • Free standing with 360° swivel feet.
  • Free from screws and rivets.
  • Stacks in 50mm (2 inch) with location (40 per pallet).
  • Moulded in orange as standard, but can be coloured to suit.
  • Coloured feet if desired.
  • A moulded lamp connector.
  • Barrier to barrier connection is quick and easy to use on uneven ground.
  • Manufactured in High Density Polyethylene.
  • Company identification can be embossed.

Designed for temporary use, plastic road barriers are extremely hardwearing and completely reusable. These road barriers connect to each other by using a very simple male and female connection. The one side of the barrier is equipped with a hole, into which the opposite side of the next road barrier securely slots into. This makes these plastic barriers these easiest on the market to connect & you can quickly assemble a temporary safety barrier system. 

There are a few different ways of manufacturing road barriers & traffic barriers out of plastic. These chapter 8 barriers are blow moulded. That means that they are inflated as a hot, hollow thermoplastic preform inside of a closed mould. This means that the inflated shape takes on the form of the mould cavity. This provides consistency, meaning that each of the plastic barriers are manufactured to exactly the same specification and reduces the risk of quality issues. 

Road 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 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. 

Alternatives

We also have a Chapter 8 Tuff Traffic Barrier available to buy directly from the Safe Fence website. The Tuff traffic barrier is incredibly popular amongst road contractors due to its unique robust design and incorporation of the world famous Q clip. Alternatively we also supply a pedestrian safety barrier, which is also manufactured from plastic. This stands at 1.1 meters tall in hi-visibility red, but it is not a chapter 8 compliant barrier as it doesn’t incorporate a reflectivity strip. 

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. 

 

Specifications

Standards

  • Conforms to requirements of BSEN8442
  • Reflectivity requirements of BSEN12899-1
  • Chapter 8 - The Traffic Signs Manual
  • Safety at Street Works & Road Works  – A Code of Practice.
  • Traffic Signs Regulations & General Directions

 

Dimensions

  • Height - 1000mm
  • Width - 2000mm 
  • Depth - 50mm 
  • Weight - 11.2kg
FAQ
Key Publications from the Department for Transport  
What is it? Where to find it?
The Red Book The statutory requirements for signing, lighting, and guarding at street works and road works. This is the core reference manual for utility companies, local authorities, street work contractors and others whose day-to-day business involves street works. gov.uk - The Red Book
Traffic Signs Manual: Chapter 8 - Part 1: Design The comprehensive guide for those responsible for the design of temporary traffic management arrangements. gov.uk - Part 1, design
Traffic Signs Manual: Chapter 8 Part 2: Operations The comprehensive guide for those responsible for the planning and managing of, and participation in, operations to implement, maintain and remove temporary traffic management arrangements. gov.uk - Part 2, design
Traffic Signs Manual: Other chapters Other guidance for traffic authorities on the use of traffic signs and road markings. gov.uk - Other Chapters

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.
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