But the Benefits of a Crowd Control System outweigh everything else, and using Crowd Control Barriers is likely to be much easier than you think.
When we think of Crowd Control, we probably think of Festivals, Sports Events and Concerts, but Crowd Control is also essential for smaller events such as a Village Fayre, Indoor Food Market or a Sale Event at our Favourite Store.
Wherever a Crowd is expected, whether Small or Large, you must have a strategy for Controlling Crowds.
The Crowd Control Barrier
Crowd Control Barriers are an effective method to control a Crowd.
Crowd Barriers are cost-effective and commonly made from either Plastic or Metal.
Plastic Pedestrian Barriers are often used to control indoor pedestrian traffic, and Post and Chain Barrier systems are often used for Queue systems.
Five Ways to use Crowd Barriers
1, Use Control Barriers for overall Safety and Service, including;
A Barrier around Hazardous Areas
Separate Pedestrians from Vehicles
General Safety is the overall Objective.
Using Safety Barriers gives you control and ensures your visitors feel safe.
Your Event Safety should be easy to manoeuvre and strategically placed to ensure the visitor experience is not impacted.
2, Moving Pedestrian Traffic from A-B
Your fixed leg barriers are ideal for this, and with the addition of powder-coated barriers in different colours, you will provide visitors with visual signals.
Ensure you Plan and Monitor your Layout to check your Visitors are moving from A to B quickly and Safely.
If you spot a Bottleneck or Confusion, Fixed Leg Barriers can be easily and quickly moved.
3, Transport Movement
Remember you are likely to have different types of Transport moving in and out of your event.
Pedestrians must be kept secure when a vehicle is moving on the site.
4, Secure Areas
You may have Areas with Restricted Access, such as Storage Areas, Staff Areas, and VIP Areas.
Use Fixed Leg Red Metal Barriers to help visualise the No Access Message.
5, Visitor Experience
Your visitors will have high expectations and be full of anticipation and excitement when attending your Event.
Ensuring your Pedestrian Flow is optimised for ease of use and Safety is your key Objective to ensure your visitors return.
A reputable Temporary Fencing Supplier will be able to help with Planning, Buying and Delivery whilst providing competitive prices for Buy or Hire.
Whether it’s a couple of Barriers for a small local Summer Fayre or a Large Volume, which will need a Range of Gates and Barriers, use the Guidelines to ensure you maximise your Barrier System and your Event runs Smoothly.
you have created Safe Working Areas for Workers and Visitors.
7, Install a Gate or Barrier to the Site
This should be controlled and used by workers and visitors.
Pedestrian Gates and Vehicle Gates can be integrated into your Temporary Fence, and Digital Gates with Entrance Codes can be easily installed.
8, Evaluate your Fencing System on a regular basis
As your Building Site or Event Site organically Grows or Shrinks, it is important your Temporary Fencing is fully Optimised.
9, Keep checking
Your Fence at least Twice a Day. Check for Damage, Holes, Weather Damage, Loose Clamps, Damaged Signage, and Installation Errors.
10, Plan for the end of the Project
Have you Hired or Purchased your Fence System?
Do you plan to re-use your Temporary Fence and accessories, What do you plan to do with damaged unusable sections or parts, What is the environmental impact if you need to dispose of your Temporary Fencing?
A Reputable Supplier will be on hand to help with this and may offer a collection, buyback, and recycling service.
Of course, no project will be the same and our Tips are General Guidance.
Planning and implementing each Stage will mean your Site will remain Safe and Secure.
High-Quality Barriers come in Different Versions and Colours to suit your needs.
Quick and Easy to Install, Dismantle and move, Crowd Control Barriers are normally Manufactured from Galvanised Steel and available in a range of Powder Coated Colours for increased Awareness and Control, where needed.
Traffic Cones play an integral part in Traffic Control for Temporary Traffic Management Vehicles carrying personnel, Maintenance Vehicles.
Planning Cone Laying Adaption is essential to ensure Optimum Safety Markings and Chapter 8 Compliant.
Traffic Cones and Barriers provide users with a clear indication of what path they should take.
Chapter 8 provides best practices and requirements for Traffic Cones and offers many scenarios, including High-Speed Roads, Daytime Visibility, Night Time Visibility, Lighting, Cone Spacing, and Traffic Cone Size and Type.
A Typical Chapter 8 Compliant Traffic Cone Conforms to BSEN13422 and typically includes Retro-Reflective Material.
Chapter 8 Compliant Road Cones come in different sizes, and a typical size would be 500mm Traffic Cone and 750mm Traffic Cone.
Before work even starts, Construction Sites need Planning in the UK, and your Building Site Fencing System will play a significant part in your Construction Site.
Construction Sites in the UK are heavily regulated in the main by Health and Safety and creating a Safe Environment for Workers and the General Public.
There are over Twenty Five Health and Safety Standards for Construction Sites with untold Laws, all of which can lead to Severe Prosecution if Ignored.
Construction Sites Health and Safety Standards include
Health and Safety at Work Act
CDM – The Construction Design and Management Regulations
First Aid Regulations
Gas Safety Regulations
Control of Vibration
Control of Noise
Confined Space Regulations
Signs and Signals
Health and Safety Management
Supply of Machinery
Working at Height
Control of Substance
Metal / Lead Regulations
Corporate Manslaughter Act
While this list may seem very daunting, not all areas are likely to apply to your Construction Sites, and help is abundant.
The extensive range of Regulations and Laws does not end there.
Not only does this means we have the Safest Sites in the World, but Health and Safety Professionals are accessible to help with your planning.
Let’s look at an Overview of The Construction Design and Management Regulations.
Also known as CDM, this set of Regulations will apply to every Construction Site in the UK.
The Regulations include Security, Traffic and Emergency Procedures.
In addition, CDM breaks down Responsibilities for all Stake Holders on the Building Site, including Client Duties and Contractor Duties.
The Regulations apply from Corporate to Domestic Projects, and the Principal Designer and Principal Contractor should typically take responsibility for the Building Site Health and Safety Requirements.
Secure Gates are essential to Temporary Fencing Systems and come in all Shapes and Sizes, and can be easily installed into your Temporary Fencing.
Heavy-Duty Vehicle Gates have the same Characteristics as your Mesh Fencing Panels, including Anti Climb and Square or Round Top.
Perimeter Pedestrian Gates are Secure and Flexible and can be installed within Different Sections of your Security Fencing.
Electrical Fencing Gates are also available, which help control access using a Digital Code or Pass.
Using Construction Hoarding instead of Temporary Fencing on your Site helps eliminate opportunists from entering your Site by removing the Visual element.
Site Hoarding can be Steel or Timber and, like Temporary Fencing, can also be used with accessories including High Visibility Barriers for Pedestrian Safety.
Temporary Fencing Covers are also available for all types of Panels, which can be as Effective as Hoarding in creating Visual Barriers.
Selecting your Security Fencing is not as complicated as it sounds, and Fencing Suppliers tend to have In House Specialists who can help with Planning, Installation and purchasing the right Fencing System for your Construction Site.