Tuff Foot from Melba Swintex

The Tuff Foot from Melba Swintex is another product to help combat the problem of pedestrian barrier stabilisation. It is effectively twice the width and weight of the standard foot, bringing the weight of the foot up to 5kgs creating both a more stable and stronger structure.

Melba Foot comparison
Standard foot on the left and the new Tuff Foot on the right

The heavy duty construction makes this foot far more robust than any other type – it is almost impossible to break or crack making it particularly suitable in longer term applications.

Perspective shot of the Tuff foot
The new Melba Swintex Tuff Foot

The Tuff foot is sold separately and is compatible with all Melba Swintex pedestrian barriers. This makes it a suitable replacement foot for the Gate Barrier, Boss Barrier, Master Barrier, Olympus barrier and all other Melba Swintex branded barriers.

Melba Swintex Tuff Foot
Close up of the new Tuff Foot fitted to the Gate Barrier from Melba Swintex

The new MK5 No Waiting Cone from JSP

The JSP Triangular No Waiting Cone MK5 is the newest iteration on the traditional No Waiting Cone. A number of key improvements have been made to differentiate itself from other competing products.

This new no waiting cone is extremely well built and very robust, having a slightly heavier base than some of the other no waiting cones we have seen. This makes it even more stable in windy conditions.

JSP no waiting cone
Overall image of the JSP No Waiting cone.

The cone has a finger grab hole in the top so that it is easy to pick up as well as grab handle around the base for when you are picking them up from a stack.

Top shot of the no waiting cone
The Grab hole is a useful feature of this cone.

The 200mm Roundel ‘No waiting’ symbol fully conforms to road regulations and has 2 year UV stabilisation, to prevent any fading or discolouration.

Base of the new JSP no waiting cone
Close up of the new JSP No Waiting cone base.

This no waiting cone has a 100% recycled PVC base and a blow moulded polyethylene top.

Underside of the new triangular no waiting cone.
Underside of the new triangular no waiting cone.

One of the handy features of this cone is the unique finger grips underneath that make it a little easier when separating them from a pile of cones or even just carrying them.

the no waiting cone grab handles.
Close up of the handles that can be used when lifting the cones from stacks.

These are in stock – please call us on 01905 794 875 if you would like to order or require any more information.

Stabilising Pedestrian Barriers Part 2

Since our last blog post on Stabilising Pedestrian Barriers Oxford Plastics and Melba Swintex have both bought out new solutions to Barrier Stability. These solutions have come about because of new legislation that enforces a varying ballast being added to pedestrian barriers depending on wind speed.

Oxford plastics have modified a strong-wall base to create the brand new Avalon Ballast Base which allows the Avalon Barrier to slot into the top of the Ballast Base keeping it secure and adding 18kg of ballast.

This solution is very heavy duty and almost eliminates the possibility of the barrier tipping over or moving.

ballast base for Avalon barriers
The new Avalon Ballast Base
Oxford Plastics Ballast base
close up of Avalon ballast base

Another alternative product from Melba Swintex is an all new product called the Road Rock which uses a similar approach with a weighted block that the barrier slots into. The difference with the Melba Swintex Road Rock is that it is a multi-purpose product that can also hold any of the Melba Swintex Delineating Road bollards or hook together to create an interlocking trail.

The new Road Rock barrier stabaliser
Close up of the new Road Rock barrier stabiliser

The Road Rocks weigh in at 15kg each and 2 can be used on a single pedestrian barrier adding 30kg of ballast.

The new Road Rock barrier stabaliser
Perspective shot of the new Road Rock Pedestrian barrier stabiliser.
information sheet about the Road Rock
more information about the new Road Rock

Chapter 8 Regulations and The Red Book

The chapter 8 guidelines
From Left to Right: ‘The Red Book’, Chapter 8 Part 1: Design and Chapter 8 Part 2: Operations

If you are working on the road it is important to meet the necessary requirements. This post is intended to be a short summary of the resources available.

  • “The Red Book” – Officially ‘Safety at Street Works and Road Works – A Code of Practice‘ – Described as:“… intended to help you to safely carry out signing, lighting and guarding of street works and road works on all highways and roads, except motorways and any dual carriageways with a speed limit of 50 mph or more. This Code is directed at operatives, supervisors, managers, planners and designers who are responsible for making sure that all street and road works are safe for both operatives and the public. Road users including pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians (horse riders) should not be put at risk, and should be able to see the extent and nature of any obstruction well before they reach it.”This is a concise guide to the regulations set out in the full Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual. Read the Red Book Here.
  • Traffic Signs Manual – Part 1: Design.This is the comprehensive guide for those responsible for the design of temporary traffic management arrangements to facilitate maintenance activities.At 334 pages it can be intimidating however spells out in detail the methods involved during the design stage. It is available digitally at no cost here.
  • Traffic Signs Manual – Part 2: Operations.This is the comprehensive guide for those responsible for the planning, managing of, and participation in, implementing, maintaining and removing temporary traffic management arrangements.The second part of Chapter 8 is again very comprehensive at 229 pages. It is available digitally at no cost here.