The STOP WORKS sign ( lollipop sign ) is specified in the ‘Red Book’ for use when stopping traffic for a maximum of 2 minutes per 15 minutes. Two of these signs are required for maneuvering plant or works vehicles.
This post is intended to give you a quick overview of the type of STOP WORKS lollipop signs available and why we stock the type we do.
There are three main types of STOP WORKS sign on the market – Start Traffic can supply any of these however we only stock one particular type as we believe this is the best of the bunch.
Our STOP WORKS sign
One of the key features of this lollipop sign is that it is collapsible. Where as rigid designs need a lot of space on the van, this folds up neatly into a bag that can tuck away almost anywhere.
The handle has been made from aluminium which gives it a rigid, strong and non-wobbly construction.
The stem of the sign is made from a single plastic molding with a hand grip feature – as it’s plastic it won’t feel cold on frosty mornings either!
The core of the sign is made from solid aluminium, meaning it is both reasonably lightweight and rigid. The edges which are normally particularly vulnerable to damage are fully protected by being covered with an impact resistant trim all the way around the edge.
Finally the pole is finished with a rubber boot on the end – To prevent any damage and help it stay put when resting.
All of the above features make this product what we believe to be the best on the market. Any of these signs are also available in STOP – Children Crossing format, ideal for Lollipop ladies or men.
These are in stock and available for next day delivery from Start Traffic. To order please call 0800 978 8920 or order directly online.
Other STOP WORKS signs (the rest)
- The 600mm STOP WORKS sign above is the largest of the sign types available. The handle is not removable, is made from steel and is particularly heavy. It’s size and basic construction make it awkward to transport and the welding may fracture over time.
- The non-foldable 450mm sign is a more manageable size, with a solid aluminium face and steel handle, secured with two fasteners. There is no protection for the sign face edge and the handle is not quickly removable. The design is also slightly more economical.
To order our STOP WORKS sign, please call 0800 978 8920 or order directly online.