Weight: 42.2 Kg or 21.2 Kg
Safety barriers are widely used in installations such as industrial estates, car parks and warehouses.
Untensioned safety barriers are not suitable for use in highway applications.
The corrugated beams are 3500mm overall length with an effective length of 3200mm. Joints are secured using 8 No. M16 x 35mm Lap Bolt sets. Barrier to post fixing is with 1 No. M16 x 50 Post Bolt set.
All barriers should be assembled with the overlap in the direction of traffic flow to prevent vehicles hitting exposed ends in the event of collision. All beams have mid span slots to enable additional posts to be installed to maximise strength.
Crash Barrier Beam
Building Reg. Part K – Vehicle Barriers and Loading Bays.
This states quite simply and clearly that barriers must be fitted to the edge of any building with vehicular access and these barriers must have an impact height of at least 375mm and be capable of withstanding the forces set out in BS 6399.
BS 6180 : 1995
This is the code of practice for barriers in and about buildings. It slightly pre-dates BS 6399 but states that barriers are required where there is a drop greater than 380mm.
It further requires that, if these are in areas used by pedestrians, handrails and infill panels are required at a height of 1100mm and no gaps are allowed through which a sphere of 100mm diameter can pass. BS 6180 also defines a load requirement of 1.5kN/m2 on the handrails and infill panels with a similar point loading on the handrail of 1.5kN.
Therefore, a vehicle impact barrier needs to absorb a force 66 times greater than a pedestrian handrail rail system.