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Pedestrian safety barriers that keep people safe
Pedestrian safety barriers can come in all shapes and sizes but at their core they always have one crucial role – to keep people safe.
At Bull Barrier, we have worked hard to innovate and develop road safety barriers that not only protect pedestrians but also control the impact of a vehicle should the worst happen. Our traffic barriers have been rigorously tested and we are proud to say that they not only exceed European and international standards but also represent a convenient and cost-effective solution for customers looking to install traffic restraint systems at short notice.
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Unique design. Maximum safety
Bull Barrier safety barriers are constructed from a combination of sheet carbon steel and steel tubes. Not only does this make our traffic and pedestrian barriers incredibly strong, it also makes them flexible.
Why is this important?
Unlike rigid concrete barriers, which are purely designed to stop a vehicle in its tracks, our traffic restraint system works to absorb the energy of any collision before directing the vehicle back towards the flow of the traffic. In this way it is possible to protect the vulnerable pedestrians on the other side of the barrier but also reduce the danger to the occupants of the colliding vehicle and other vehicles on the road.
In particular the gradual absorption of the energy can reduce the forces on the body that are typically associated with whiplash. This does not detract from Bull Barrier’s ability to meet crash test standards.
Quick installation pedestrian barriers
Pedestrian safety barriers can be required on a temporary or permanent basis. Our own traffic restraint system can be used for both applications but it is perhaps as a temporary measure that the speed and convenience of our innovative safety barriers comes into its own.
Often, infrastructure projects can require pedestrian barriers at short notice and it may be necessary to move and manipulate pedestrian routes on a regular basis. For this reason, installing heavy concrete or water-based barriers represents a slow and unwieldy solution.
Our steel tube and sheet carbon steel barriers can be rapidly deployed thanks to their lightweight and modular design. As the most versatile road barrier on the market, Bull Barrier can be fitted and removed easily – even after sustaining the inevitable knocks that come with exposure to a busy environment. In fact, installation requires just 2 people to assemble using the solid linking system complete with our unique fitting hinge. On average, installing our safety barriers takes less than half the time of other popular barriers.
Need to install barriers around corners and in unusual formats? No problem. Our curved pedestrian barriers can be installed in a variety of settings, locations and configurations. Each module is also painted in a retro-reflective red and white in line with regulations to maximise visibility and help avoid collisions.
Pedestrian barriers for construction sites
Temporary pedestrian barriers can also help create safe paths and clear zones in risky areas such as construction sites and industrial settings in order to meet health and safety requirements. Pedestrian barriers may also be used as a tool for crowd control at events such as concerts and festivals, particularly in car parks so that a safe route can be established.
Why are pedestrian barriers so important?
According to the latest statistics released by the World Health Organisation, there are 1.25 million road traffic related deaths a year around the globe.
Preventing unnecessary road injuries and fatalities is the main goal of both traffic barriers and pedestrian barriers, and the relevant data continues to show the importance of this. The secret behind Bull Barrier’s unique design is the combination of strong materials, attention to ergonomics and the cumulative weight and stiffness of the barrier line. This prevents even heavy vehicles from encroaching on the space designated for pedestrians or an on-site workforce.
Bull Barrier: pedestrian safety barriers that won’t let you down
Bull Barrier safety barriers are low maintenance, highly visible, easy to store and environmentally friendly. They are the most versatile barriers on the market, able to be used for low risk, low speed and site demarcation.
If you are in need of the very best pedestrian barriers on the market today, why not get in touch with the Bull Barrier team to discuss the purchase or hire of our innovative traffic restraint systems.
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Easy to store
Bull Barrier’s modular design helps make it the most versatile road barrier available.
Low Maintenance Road Safety Barriers
Unlike its concrete and water-based counterparts, the Bull Barrier road safety barrier is low maintenance and has a long lifespan; the system will continue to fit together easily after taking the inevitable knocks and dents of prolonged use on-site.
How does the Bull Barrier traffic restraint system work?
Bull Barrier’s innovative design incorporates strong steel tubes and sheet carbon steel, which are welded together for maximum strength. Despite their sturdiness, these collision barriers are 10kg lighter than the nearest competitor and are extremely easy to install. Only two people are required to fit modules together thanks to the unique hinge and slot system.
Bull Barrier safety barriers are built with flexibility in mind, meaning they can be used even round corners and sharp bends due to its curved shape and modular design.
Road barriers: market leaders in traffic restraint system
Bull Barrier is the perfect solution for temporary road works. As the market leader in traffic–pedestrian separation, Bull Barrier will keep both pedestrians and vehicle occupants safe in close proximity scenarios.
Lightweight, flexible, robust and easy to install, Bull Barrier’s modular design makes it the most convenient road barrier system on the market today.
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Road barriers: the options
When it comes to road barrier hire, knowing which barrier design will best suit your application isn’t always easy. Let us explain the pros and cons of the various traffic restraint systems available.
Metal road safety barriers
Metal crash barriers are used to protect against both high impact and low impact collisions. They help significantly lower the risk of injury and risk of damage to the surrounding area and properties.
You can find metal crash barriers in a whole host of different locations, particularly areas which can become crowded with pedestrians. These include corporate buildings, car parks, schools, universities, arenas, stadiums, shopping centres, pedestrian bridges, docks, storage warehouses and airports.
Metal road barriers come in all shapes and sizes depending on their application. Metal safety road barriers are generally known for their strength and durability, but whilst some are more flexible and lightweight, others can be difficult to install due to how heavy and rigid they are.
It is this problem that Bull Barrier have addressed through the modular design and solid linking system. Unlike many of the heavy metal options on the market, Bull Barrier requires just two people to install.
Concrete road barriers
Concrete road safety barriers have been around for many years and can be found around the world, both as temporary solutions and as permanent road traffic safety solutions. Not surprisingly, concrete barriers are thick and heavy – often utilised on wider, busy roads and motorways.
Concrete road safety barriers are effective in that they are rigid and strong, protecting either pedestrians by the side of the road or oncoming traffic travelling in the other direction. However, there are some issues to take into account.
Because the material is so heavy, concrete road barriers are much harder to put in place than other models and this can result in high installation costs.
Despite their thickness, they’re also less resistant to vehicle damage than some other material choices like steel. They can also wear over time when repeatedly exposed to icy or wet weather conditions.
Concrete barriers also do not feature the same flexibility as a Bull Barrier road barrier, meaning that energy is not absorbed by the barrier and the stopping distance (in head-on collisions particularly) is much shorter. As a result, the potential for whiplash, head trauma and other injuries is higher.
Bollards as road safety barriers
Bollards are a very versatile form of road safety barrier, as they come in a variety of different materials, sizes and with different capabilities. For example, some bollards are collapsible meaning they don’t have to be upright at all times. You can get stainless steel bollards, concrete bollards, and other materials.
Although easily installed compared to models like concrete safety road barriers, bollards don’t offer quite as much protection and resilience to collision as road barriers themselves. The concrete models in particular are much more likely to become unusable after a collision.
Plastic road barriers
Plastic road barriers are a common choice in road barrier hire, as they are extremely easy to install, dismantle, move and rearrange — making them a great option for temporary road barrier needs such as diversions as a result of road work and maintenance in low speed areas.
You’ll commonly find plastic road safety barriers around construction sites or at events requiring crowd control to separate pedestrians from vehicles. They are often used as pedestrian barriers as well as traffic barriers, as their visibility makes it easy for pedestrians to determine a safe alternative route that doesn’t put them at risk of a collision with a vehicle.
However, the main issue with plastic road barriers is that they simply don’t have the strength to withstand a collision. They are useful to use as a guide for motorists, but in the event of a crash they aren’t going to do much physical work to prevent the extent of the damage.
Get the best of both worlds with Bull Barrier’s safety road barriers
Ideally, you need a road barrier model with the strength and sturdiness of metal and concrete barriers andthe flexibility and ease of installation of plastic ones. Luckily, this is exactly what Bull Barrier provides.
You only need two people to install Bull Barrier road safety barriers, which are flexible, 10kg lighter than the nearest competitor and able to work around corners and sharp bends. They are also rigorously tested to ensure that they are strong and sturdy, able to withstand the pressure of impact and even soften the blow for the vehicle, guiding them back into the flow of the road.
Bull Barrier safety road barriers are low maintenance, easy to store, highly visible and more environmentally friendly than other road safety systems. If you are looking for a lightweight but strong barrier that can be fitted with just two people, look no further than Bull Barrier.
Bull Barrier meets and surpasses all European and international crash test standards, making it a safe and versatile option for short or long term installations.
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Safe, sturdy, responsive
When a vehicle collides with a Bull Barrier collision barrier, the cumulative weight and sturdiness of the barrier prevents the vehicle from travelling into the protected space on the other side of the barrier, which ensures the safety of any pedestrians or workforce in that area.
The durability of this system enables Bull Barrier to withstand not just one collision but to be resilient to repeated impacts. As a result, parts do not need to be replaced at great expense after every collision and this helps to make Bull Barrier one of the most cost-effective barrier solutions on the market today – in contrast with many of the concrete or water-based traffic barrier options.
The secret to a Bull Barrier traffic barrier...
... is its combination of sheet carbon steel and steel reinforcement bars, which meet and exceed all current European and international crash test standards for road users and pedestrians.
Bull Barrier’s unique traffic barrier design delivers the best of both worlds with safety and flexibility.