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Safeguarding Airports: A Look at the Key Products Ensuring Airport Safety

Updated: Oct 5, 2023

Airports are not just transportation hubs; they are complex environments that demand the utmost security and safety. To protect passengers, staff, and infrastructure, airports rely on a range of essential products.

In this blog post, we'll explore the vital role that various products play in keeping airport sites secure, from traditional solutions like Hand rail and Freestanding roof edge protection systems to innovative technologies like Techno-polymer Flexible Protection Systems.

Handrail System

Guard rail systems are the backbone of airport site security. These robust barriers are strategically placed to create protective boundaries, preventing unauthorised access to sensitive areas and ensuring the safety of personnel working in proximity to high-risk zones.

Check the related products Kite can provide: Ball Standard System, Clamps System or ModiFix System.

Crash Barriers

Crash barriers are critical for safeguarding against accidental vehicular collisions. These impact-resistant barriers are positioned in areas with the potential for vehicle-related accidents, such as buildings, terminals, and parking areas. They absorb and redirect the force of a collision, mitigating damage and reducing the risk of injury.

Check the related products Kite can provide: Armco Crash Barrier or FPS Rack-end barriers.


Bollards are sturdy vertical posts that provide perimeter security. They are placed strategically to deter vehicles from entering restricted areas or damaging critical infrastructure. Bollards can be both functional and aesthetically pleasing, contributing to the overall safety and aesthetics of the airport.

Check the related products Kite can provide: kite’s FPS Bollards

Parking and Wheel Stop Barriers

Efficient traffic management is essential in airport parking lots. Parking and wheel stop barriers help guide vehicles to designated spaces while preventing unintended movement, reducing the risk of accidents in high-traffic areas like drop-off zones and parking facilities.

Check the related products Kite can provide: Kite’s FPS Car Stop, Truck Stop, Truck line and Loading dock safety

GRP Flooring and Stair Nosing

GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) flooring and stair nosing enhance safety by providing a non-slip surface in areas prone to wetness or heavy foot traffic. In airports, these products reduce the risk of slips, trips, and falls caused by spills and weather conditions.

Access Ladders with Hoops

Airport infrastructure often includes elevated structures that require maintenance and inspection. Access ladders with safety hoops provide secure access points, ensuring the safety of personnel while working at heights and preventing accidents during ascent and descent.

Check the related products Kite can provide: Galvanised access Ladder and GRP Access Ladder

Roof-edge Protection System

Maintenance and inspection of airport rooftops are essential for safety and operational efficiency. Roof edge protection systems, comprising guardrails, walkways, and other safety features, create a secure working environment for maintenance personnel, preventing falls and accidents.

Pedestrian Barriers

Innovative techno-polymer pedestrian barriers offer a modern solution to control foot traffic. These barriers are durable, lightweight, and customisable, making them ideal for managing crowds at security checkpoints, ticket counters, and boarding gates while maintaining a sleek and contemporary aesthetic.

Check the related products Kite can provide: Kite’s FPS Pedestrian Safety Barriers and FPS Link Traffic Barriers.

Kerb and Wall Protection

Kerbs serve as protective edges, preventing vehicles from encroaching on pedestrian pathways. Kerb protection measures help maintain a clear distinction between vehicle and pedestrian areas, reducing the risk of accidents in busy airport zones. Airport walls are prone to damage from carts, luggage, and equipment. Wall protection solutions such as impact-resistant panels and corner guards shield walls from wear and tear, ensuring the longevity of infrastructure and minimising maintenance costs.

Check the related products Kite can provide: Kerb Protection and Wall Protection

Airports are dynamic, high-traffic environments that demand meticulous attention to safety and security. The products mentioned above collectively play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of everyone within airport premises.

By investing in these security measures, airports not only protect their assets and infrastructure but also demonstrate their commitment to providing passengers and staff with a secure and efficient travel experience. These products are the unsung heroes working silently behind the scenes to make air travel safer and more reliable for us all. Visit Edinburgh Airport Project to discover more.

Here at Kite Group Ltd, we are happy to help assess the required safety systems your site needs. Either by phone, email or visiting your site, let’s share success stories with others.

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