Safety barriers can be used for a wide variety of jobs, from traffic control to keep people away from potentially dangerous areas. If you're wondering where and why you should use a safety barrier, here are some examples of situations where a barrier can be useful:
- Diverting Traffic - If you need to control the flow of traffic, safety barriers can be a clear way to warn drivers not to go the wrong way or enter a space that is no longer safe. Barriers can communicate how you would like drivers to navigate through space, ensuring everyone’s safety and hopefully reducing congestion.
- Directing Crowd Flow - Barriers are also ideal for directing crowds of people. Using a barrier to cordon off a hazardous area can keep pedestrians far away from danger, but even if there are no hazards, barriers can reduce confusion and keep crowds moving smoothly and quickly in a desired direction.
- Cordoning Off Spill Hazards - If water or another liquid has been spilt on the floor, you need to minimise the risk of slips and falls. Erecting a barrier around the spill hazard will enable you and your staff to clean it up quickly without worry.
- Working at Height / Underground - Working at height or underground jobs can be hazardous for both the worker(s) and the general public. If you are working in a high-up location, you do not want to be distracted by anyone on the ground, and you don’t want anyone to be in the drop zone if something falls! If you are working underground, there is a chance someone could fall in or drop something down on top of you. Either way, it's a good idea to cordon off the area below/above you to help ensure everyone's safety.
Safety Barrier Products from SafetyLiftinGear
Our 4-panel safety barrier (pictured above) is the perfect solution for most barrier requirements. This high-visibility folding barrier is both lightweight and easy to store. The warning DANGER – NO ENTRY is printed on each panel of the barrier to deter both pedestrians and vehicles from passing it.
We also stock the Armorgard BAR1 expandable safety barrier, pictured above. The concertina design makes it easy to mark out a work area, and when you're finished, the sturdy barrier can be folded away for storage (and secured with the safety catch provided).
The perfect accessory for our 4-panel safety barriers, these connecting clips will hold your safety barriers together securely. No matter how large the space you need to cordon off is, these connectors will allow you to create a safety barrier of any length!
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If you have any questions about our barrier products, feel free to get in touch with the SafetyLiftinGear team - we're always happy to help!