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The Ultimate Guide to Temporary Pedestrian Barrier Hire

The Ultimate Guide to Temporary Pedestrian Barrier Hire
08/10/2019

Things to consider Purpose – Are you trying to protect the public from hazards, manage and guide crowds, or protect your own equipment from damage or theft? Your purpose will affect what kind of temporary pedestrian barrier you go for, or if some other kind of temporary fencing would be more appropriate. Budget – Temporary pedestrian barrier hire is ideal for tighter budgets. Time – Temporary pedestrian barriers are a great choice for public events and short construction/maintenance works, but for larger, longer construction projects, Heras fencing and site hoarding hire might be more suitable. Introduction Contractors and organisers need to make public safety a top priority when embarking on a construction project or organising an event.

Construction companies need to think about protecting the public from dangerous equipment, hazardous substances and uncovered openings in the ground. Event organisers need to think about crowd control, guiding people to where they need to be and preventing crowd crushes and disorder.

This guide will explain the benefits and limitations of temporary pedestrian barriers as a solution to these challenges.

What are temporary pedestrian barriers? Temporary pedestrian barriers are an easy, cost-effective way of controlling public access and movement. They are also known as safety barriers, crowd control barriers and traffic barriers.

A type of temporary fencing, they are used at public events such as festivals, sports matches, street fairs and demonstrations to designate queue spaces and demarcate ‘no access’ zones. They are also used to protect pedestrians from getting too close to construction and maintenance works that are adjacent to footpaths or other areas that pedestrians have access to.

Temporary pedestrian barriers are typically lightweight, made of steel or plastic, and very easy to assemble. They are most effective when barrier panels are attached to each other in a line by means of hooks, clips or couplers; when interlocked, the barrier cannot easily be toppled over.

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