Manhole & Folding Barriers
Folding barriers are generally designed to surround smaller trenches or open manholes. Helping to keep workers and the public from stumbling into open covers or excavations for gas, drainage, electrical or telecoms infrastructure.
Folding barriers sometimes called “gate barriers” are compact in size when collapsed. They are therefore ideal for use by utility and maintenance companies, as they can be easily transported in a van whilst leaving plenty of room for tools. For this reason, you will frequently see many of these folding barriers in use around telecoms and water access points on pavements all around the country.
Which Size of folding barrier do I need?
For smaller excavations or use around telecoms cabinets the Utility Barrier and SafeGate barriers are ideal. They can be used as a square or to form a perimeter around a work area. These smaller barriers are 750mm wide per side.
If working on a larger excavation such as those often associated with gas and water groundworks then a quad barrier or VIM barrier may be better suited to your needs. These come in sizes of 1.25m length on each side.
All of our folding barriers are made from plastic that is UV stabilised. It will therefore not fade, discolour or go brittle in the sun. They are suitable to be left in cold environments also.
You will notice they are fitted with the required retro-reflective strips to make them Chapter 8 Compliant (so long as they are deployed in accordance with the rules). These reflective markers and vivid colours make our folding manhole barriers ideal for use in public areas.
Do you need further assistance?
If you require further assistance you can speak to our team of professionals on 01905 794 875. They will be happy to help you find the right folding barrier for your needs, and check stock levels for you.