With the introduction of new wind speed code of practice and stabilising pedestrian barriers, Oxford Plastics has released an innovative new ballast tray which allows the barrier to withstand even the worst windspeeds.
The feature that makes this unique is that the tray can be filled with Heras fence feet, sand, soil or other ballast. These are usually on-site where the barrier is being used!
Below is a table that lists the weight required in the ballast tray to meet the specific wind speed class regulations. This varies according to the barrier type being used.
|Kg required for each windspeed class BS8442|
|Barrier Type||C 19.5mph||B 38.4mph||A 58.8mph|
|Tray weighs approximately 45kg when level filled with soil|
|Standard fencefoot weighs 18kg|
The ballast tray is available in stock, ready for same day dispatch from Start Traffic here: Oxford Ballast Tray.
An alternative – the JSP Cross Link Barrier
Whilst the new ballast tray solution is suitable for almost all jobs, other alternatives do exist to add stability. One of these is the JSP Cross Link system for the Frontier Barrier.
Using two telescopic stability poles, it is possible to cross brace barriers to each other or alternatively to weighted blocks. This gives some flexibility in certain applications.
The Surefoot bloc is a high density PVC weight which can be used in one of two ways.
- It can be placed over any JSP foot, adding weight and increasing stability.
- It can be combined with the telescopic stability poles to provide even further wind resistance and stability.
The Frontier barrier system is in stock and available from Start Traffic, ready for same day dispatch here: Frontier Barrier from JSP