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Safety Barriers

More than ever before barrier systems are becoming a key part of workplace safety. We use them in so many ways to restrict access to potentially dangerous environments for pedestrians. We also use them to prevent cars and vehicles driving into areas that they are not meant to have access to.

When buying from Start Traffic there is a huge variety of barriers to select from, expanding, water filled, Chapter 8, metal, plastic to name just a few. One thing they all have in common is they are there to improve safety and are in stock ready to ship at great prices.


Pedestrian Barrier Systems

These pedestrian barriers are suitable for use along pavement areas and groundworks, preventing pedestrian access to unsafe areas.

Armco Barrier

Armco Safety Barrier

These steel impact barriers are often used in car parks and factories to protect the building and structural support pillars.

Water Filled

Armco Barrier

Water filled units are ideal for use around road works or anywhere else where clear delineated lanes need to be created.

Skipper Systems

Skipper Barriers

These retractable tape barriers can be mounted to cones and Skipper Posts to serve a multitude of purposes.

Post & Chain

Post & Chain Barriers

Plastic post and chain systems are lightweight and ideal for restricting access to areas and are often used indoors.

Pedestrian Safety

Modern health and safety is all about reducing risk, both for the safety of members of the public and employees. With “no win no fee” legal firms happy to pursue cases of injured parties, it is more important than ever to show that you have done everything to stop people wandering into a hazardous area, barriers are one way to do this.

Contractors including cleaning staff need to be extremely careful to ensure they use pedestrian safety barriers to keep others from walking onto wet floors, or into areas where there are trip risks such as tools and cables on the floor. For these tasks we have a great range of plastic barriers that include folding, expanding, and chapter 8 compliant items. This wide selection ensures that applications both inside and outside are catered for.

Chapter 8 Barriers

When using pedestrian barriers outside it is essential that they comply with chapter eight legislation. These regulations are outlined in the “red book” (see here). Chapter 8 barricades are specially designed to be robust and take the force of a person falling against them. Some have high visibility bands ensuring that motorists and pedestrians can easily spot the barricades in low lighting conditions.

Chapter 8 systems interlock to make one long stable barrier. Some have the ability to “double lock” such as the Avalon barrier.  Double locking prevents pedestrians or uncoupling the barriers to gain access to off-limits areas.

The interlocking ensures that there are no gaps for children or pedestrians to walk through. Protecting pedestrians from open groundworks, and dangerous construction. It also improves the stability of the barricade in windy conditions or when supporting the weight of a falling person.

The units are lightweight, easy to pick up and stack efficiently on a pallet. They are great for roadworks where they can be deployed or removed quickly for use somewhere else.

Metal or Plastic

Metal Or Plastic?

Metal Benefits

  • Better for permanent installations
  • Better suited to protecting buildings
  • Great for car park installations
  • Protect factory racking and assets from forklifts

Plastic Benefits

  • Lightweight, ideal for temporary use
  • No scrap value, therefore less desirable to thieves.
  • Pedestrian friendly as there are no sharp edges.
  • Ideal for road works and site works.

Water Filled Barriers for Vehicles

Water filled traffic barriers are becoming a very popular road work barrier and a way of delineating traffic around work sites. Compared to concrete units that are heavy, water barriers are only heavy when filled.

They are a cost-effective solution as they are easier to transport and also faster to deploy than concrete. This is because they can be lifted by a single worker when empty and then filled once in position. Water filled barriers interlock to create an unbroken chain, ideal for guiding traffic through diversions and contraflows.

Why Buy from Start Traffic?

We keep all our road barriers on the shelf, so if you need it next day it is no problem! We all know that in the modern workplace sometimes things are needed as fast as possible and that is where we can help. Aside from keeping all our items in stock we also have a large team who can assist with any questions regarding your safety barrier requirements, they can be phoned on 0800 978 8920