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What is the Most Common Barrier used in Construction?

You are likely to drive or walk by Safety Barriers, Pedestrian Barriers, Plastic Barriers, and many more types of Barrier every day.

But you probably don’t take much notice, which is probably a good thing and means the Barrier System is working and doing the job of keeping Pedestrians safe, Traffic Controlled and Workers Secure.

Not Only are mass barriers used on Construction Projects, but Barriers are commonly used at Events, Festivals, Road Maintenace and Street Works.

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The type of Barrier System used will generally depend on Site Factors which would include

  • Foot Traffic Volumes
  • Vehicular Traffic
  • Traffic
  • Roadside Projects
  • Construction Sites
  • Local Authorities
  • High-Speed Areas
  • Type of Outdoor Events
  • High Traffic Areas
  • Highways
  • Road Works
  • Crowd Control
  • Weather Conditions

To be effective, the correct Safety Barriers must be used.

Whilst cost-effectiveness is also an important factor, an incorrect or ineffective Barrier System may cost you more in the long run with the potential for Legal Action and Criminal Action.

Construction Sites

Due to the nature of Construction Sites, the types of Barriers used in Construction Zones will include;

  • Concrete Barriers
  • Steel Fence Panels
  • Plastic Barriers
  • Water Filled Barriers
  • Roadside Barriers
  • Hoarding
  • Temporary Pedestrian Gates
  • Temporary Vehicle Gates

A Building Sites Barrier System is in place to protect Construction Workers, Unauthorised Entry, Trespassers, Vehicular Traffic, Pedestrians and the General Public.

Construction Site Barriers and Fencing Systems need planning and Managing early on in the Construction site’s Organisation Phase.

Part of HSE Regulations Protecting the Public and more help is available here.

Plastic Barriers

Plastic Barriers can be used as Pedestrian Barriers and include Chapter 8 Barriers.

This type of Barrier can often be seen directing foot traffic and is usually made from high-density polyethylene with reflective panels.

Plastic Barriers are quick and easy to Install and Dismantle using an eye connection system, and due to their Lightweight Nature, they are easy to Transport.

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Water Filled Barriers

This type of Plastic Barrier is often used as a road barrier to direct traffic and offer protection to road users and Pedestrians.

A High Visibility Continuous Wall can be installed and is an ideal solution when more robust Road barriers are required.

These Road Barriers can be easily stacked and are crash tested to provide ultimate protection.

With some planning, your Mass Barriers will be practical and provide protection and security.

A reputable Temporary Fencing Expert will be able to assist you with Planning, Purchase, Delivery and Installation Advice.

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