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