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Understanding Armco Safety Barriers: What is it and What are they used for?

07 April 2021Appears in Products
Understanding Armco Safety Barriers: What is it and What are they used for?
Armco safety barriers are something you probably see everyday but don't actually know the specific name. Read our blog to understand what it is and what they are used for.

How do Armco Barriers work?

Although Armco barriers aren't particularly attractive, they are made of strong steel and are designed to withstand the impact of an oncoming vehicle.

The rail which holds the strip of ‘W’ shaped metal also often comes with a post to hold it, absorbing the impact from behind the strip.

Where and why are they used?

Armco safety barriers are ideal for a range of applications:

  • Car Parks - In car parks and garages, armco safety barriers are used to prevent cars from driving off elevated levels, and enable low-speed accidents to be contained.
  • Industrial Facilities - Armco barriers are often used within industrial facilities to separate pedestrian walkways from vehicle traffic and protect workers from forklifts and other machinery.
  • Construction Zones - Temporary armco barriers are often used in construction zones to protect workers and guide traffic.
  • Agricultural Areas - Armco barriers might be used to protect buildings and livestock from large vehicles like tractors and other plant machinery. They could also be used to separate heavy livestock, safeguarding the animals.

What are they made from?

Manufactured to meet BS 4872 industry standards, Armco barriers are made from corrugated steel (in line with BS 1461), providing a tough end product.

Weathering is not an issue for Armco barriers because of the steel structure. Exposed to the elements all year round, an Armco barrier will not be weakened or require replacement for many years unless damaged.

Key Features

The Armco barrier system has many benefits and has been instrumental in diminishing the effects of collisions through the many ways this safety solution can be used.

  • Reduces Impact of Collision

Armco safety barriers are used to lessen the severity of a vehicle crash. This is due to the fact that the barriers are made of British Safety Standard corrugated steel, which helps to absorb impact energy.

  • Inexpensive

Armco barriers, as compared to other types of safety security, are a low-cost solution to gaps in health and safety at the workplace, whether in the factory, the parking lot, or the forecourt.

  • Quick to Install

Armco barriers are made up of common parts that can be customised to fit your needs, which means installation is easy – no waiting for specialist parts to arrive, and no complicated plans or drawings to consider.

  • Versatile

Armco Barriers are a flexible option for shielding individuals, possessions, and property from harm and damage caused by a moving vehicle, whether it is accidental or deliberate. The barriers aren't just for roadside protection. Armco barriers may be used to secure service areas such as power pylons, parking lots, classrooms, and warehouses – everywhere there is a need for collision safety.

Armco barriers are a powerful and reliable security and protection feature that can be customised to any area. The barrier system you need can be easily assembled and installed using standard manufactured parts, and it can be customised to fit the climate.

Things to consider when installing an Armco Barrier

Armco barriers are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, ensuring that we can help find a solution for your requirement.

As previously mentioned, Armco safety barriers can be used on a variety of sites; you will often see Armco barriers located in warehouses, yards, car parks, farms, outside schools & loading bays.

On top of the peace of mind you have after installing a safety barrier, they are also extremely versatile & require very little maintenance once they have been installed.

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