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3 Uses for Bollards, Perth Site Managers Advice

Author: Tony Scott
by Tony Scott
Posted: Jul 16, 2018
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The humble safety bollard is the unsung hero of the traffic management and security industry. They can be used in a dizzying number of different ways, from protecting property to directing the safe flow of traffic. In fact, for some people the array of bollards available and how they could be used may offer too much choice to make a decision. To help in this regard, here are three major ways that you could use safety bollards.

  1. Encourage Traffic Calming

Safety bollards can be used to create car free zones, reduce traffic speed and prevent the spillover of cars parking on and near pavements. Studies have shown, that safety bollards placed in strategic points can reduce the frequency of traffic accidents. Many of these tasks can be handled with flexible bollards that can bend flat when impacted. In other areas where pedestrian safety could be at risk, as reinforced safety bollards is a more appropriate option. We’ve even seen the introduction of bollards as an alternative to traffic cones around road related construction and repair projects.

2. Lighting an Area

Many modern bollards, have the ability to be lit with built in LED lighting systems. The can even be self contained and powered by a built in solar panel and battery pack. This ensures that light can be provided even during a power outage. Even reflective bollards, can help to light an area, if there is enough ambient or reflected light from passing headlights provided. These bollards are a great option for areas plagued by crime or in need of additional illumination for safety reasons.

3, Enforce Temporary Traffic Behaviour

Certain institutions and facilities may have required traffic behaviours for specific times of the day. Common examples, would be: school drop off zones, factories that run a shift system and churches on days of worship. In the past, bollards would have been used to mark out the area and enforce a specific pattern of traffic behaviour. This would have required a specific plan and plenty of time to mark the area. However, this is far easier with a system of traffic bollards. The metal receivers are already in place at ground level and the bollards can be simply slotted into place quickly by a single person. More elaborate bollard systems may even be fitted with hydraulic or electric motors and lifted directly out of the ground when needed remotely. In the near future, bollard systems like this could be operated by an artificial intelligence based on data received from sensor.

If you’re looking for safety bollards, get in touch with us here at Image Bollards. We supply and even install a wide selection of high quality security and safety equipment, including security bollards. All of our products are manufactured to high standards and are full compliant with all Australian rules and regulations. Our team is standing by to discuss your project with you in greater detail and they will be happy to answer any other questions that you may have.

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Supply and install high quality security bollards around Australia, we supply wide range of bollards including steel bollards, removable, along with rubber wheel stops.

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