Steel barriers vs flexible barriers

Date: 2/09/2021

In workplaces such as warehouses, factories, and construction sites, safety barriers provide an effective way to mitigate risk. They work to separate pedestrians and vehicles and protect users of an area from harm. However, with many different types of barriers available on the market, you may be wondering which option would be most appropriate for the needs of your project. In this blog, we compare the benefits of both steel barriers and flexible barriers and break down the applications they are best suited for to help you decide.

Improving traffic safety with lane separators

Date: 4/08/2021

Lane separators improve traffic safety by clearly distinguishing different areas of the road and how it should be used. Whether this is to create safe zones for pedestrians, separate cycleways, or to establish different lanes for vehicles in busy areas, lane separators act as both visual and physical deterrents and guide road users on a desired route. In this blog, we’ll provide recommendations on lane separator products that are used in our engineered safety solutions to help improve the safety of all road users, including drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians. 

Soppec spot marking paint and its benefits

Date: 22/06/2021

Soppec is a safe, environmentally responsible upside-down spot marking paint that is known for its durability and visibility. It’s suitable for a wide range of marking identification work such as road works, utility locators, construction and surveying. In this blog, we explore what factors make Soppec stand out from other spot paint brands on the market.

SlowStop bollards explained

Date: 14/06/2021

SlowStop is a revolutionary, rebounding bollard, made in Texas, USA that provides a high-quality and durable solution for protecting assets and infrastructure. It’s designed to absorb the impact of a collision by using an elastomer that is hidden in the base of the unit. This reduces damage to your floor, vehicle and the bollard itself, saving ongoing maintenance costs and minimising operational delays. While a crash with a traditional rigid bollard will typically result in a damage to the concrete slab, SlowStop bollards absorb the impact leaving the bollard and surface intact. In this blog, we explore how SlowStop works and how it compares with traditional bollards.

Pedestrian Traffic Safety - temporary barrier types

Date: 10/06/2021

When it comes to workplace traffic and pedestrian safety, having a range of temporary and moveable barriers works well as they are designed to safely separate pedestrians and vehicles, without impeding daily operations. While fixed or permanent barriers are the best way to ensure your staff and visitors are separated and kept safe from moving vehicles, it is not always practical to install permanent barriers due to the size of your site and operational requirements. In this blog, we explore the different types of temporary barrier solutions available. From stanchion belts to expandable fencing, we’ll showcase the best temporary barrier options and how they are best utilised to create safe exclusion zones which WorkSafe deem a must in keeping your team safe. 

Product Launch - SlowStop Bollards

Date: 17/05/2021

Introducing SlowStop Bollards - an innovative impact absorbing bollard designed for property, vehicle, and pedestrian protection.

Which speed humps should I use?

Date: 18/04/2021

If traffic management and site safety are a top priority for your business then you’ve probably considered how you might manage traffic speed. Signs are a great start but physical aides, such as speed humps, offer a visible and sensory speed deterrent. There are dozens of names for these speed-reduction devices, from speed humps, speed bumps, speed calmers to sleeping policeman, and in this article, we’ll cover their different applications.

10 ways to improve forklift safety

Date: 16/04/2021

Forklifts are a vital tool on worksites and in warehouses, as they allow the shuttling of inventory in an efficient and productive manner. However as the average forklift weighs between 1.8T-2.5T, and can travel at speeds up to 15kmph in New Zealand, it’s important that great care is taken. Forklift accidents cause harm to New Zealand workers every year and damage of products and assets.

The ultimate comparison between steel and composite road plates

Date: 31/03/2021

Road plates are often used in the civil and roading infrastructure industry to temporarily cover a trench, hole or other disrupted area. In this blog we compare the conventional steel road plates to our composite road plates, to help you decide which option works best when you’re after an efficient, safe and cost-effective solution to cover excavations!

What Type of Bollards Should I Use?

Date: 25/02/2021

Originally designed for mooring boats, bollards in the modern age have a variety of practical purposes. These short, sturdy vertical posts now play an important role in traffic management, pedestrian guidance and property protection, creating a harmonious flow between pedestrians, vehicles and their environment.