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Safety barriers can be used in a number of different situations and are usually designed to prevent entry in to areas that have possible hazards or are potentially dangerous. They are hard, solid structures and permanently bolted to the ground to allow for maximum productivity and longevity.
The process for the creation and implementation of safety barriers bespoke to your requirements would be as follows:
- We would design the barrier according the requirements you have provided us with and, once approved, they would be sent off for fabrication.
- The material for your safety barriers would then be selected. Attractive due to its strength and durability and therefore capability to resist heavy impact, the majority of safety barriers are made from carbon steel. However, they may also be made from stainless steel, mild steel, brass or aluminium.
- The fabrication of the material then takes places through various different procedures.
- The separate parts are then assembled – often welded, glued or slotted together.
- Treatments are then applied to the barrier, usually for either aesthetic reasons or to increase strength and durability – and this may be done through processes such as powder coating.
- Finally, the barrier will be ready for the customer and to be bolted in to place ready for use.
Examples – where can a safety barrier be used?
There are many places in which the implementation of safety barriers would be effective. Some of these situations may include:
- In the workplace/industrial settings – in warehouses, factories and loading bays where pedestrians and vehicles often mix, safety barriers can help prevent workplace accidents. Often brightly coloured to ensure they are clear to see, if an accident was to occur, it would be the safety barrier that took the impact of the collision rather than the pedestrian.
- As roadside protection for both vehicles and pedestrians – safety barriers on the road can help to limit crash damages and keep traffic flowing. Here, safety barriers not only reduce the impact of the collision but also act as a protective obstacle, preventing vehicles from leaving the road and coming into contact with any further hazards.
- Crowd control – safety barriers are also sometimes used to act as crowd control with pedestrians.
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