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When it comes to safety in open spaces, warehouses, factories, car parks and other industrial or commercial sites, safety barriers are vital. This is especially crucial in car parks where vehicles and people converge. A good car park design is never without a barrier or safety bollards, what with the growing number of accidents in parking areas throughout Australia.

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Everything You Need to Know About Guardrails and Car Park Safety Barriers

Guard rails are among the suggested countermeasures for roadside hazards, helping reduce the severity of car crashes.

Part of their purpose is to keep errant vehicles from crashing into roadside objects, such as large trees planted on the side of the road. Guard rails are usually paired with Guardrail End Terminals.

Think of them as the unsung heroes of safety and are used by companies and government agencies to keep pedestrians and motorists safe.

To help you understand the importance of guardrails and car park safety barriers, read on:

Guardrails and Guardrail Safety Barriers

About Guardrail

1. What is the purpose of guardrail?

Guardrail is used to help outline the boundaries of any space that may pose some danger to an individual. These indicate where dangers can be found, which is often on the outer side of the guardrail. Safety guard rails are used to deter or prevent access to areas that are off-limits or deemed dangerous. Pavements and other public places are fitted with guard rails to protect against accidental falls.

2. At what point do you need a guardrail?

Guardrails are required in areas that are approximately 1 metre or higher off the ground. This is to ensure that no one gets hurt and falls from such a height. Guardrails are also required in areas where safety boundaries need to be outlined. For example, in facilities where dangerous equipment, such as forklifts and other industrial machinery is operating near people, industrial safety barriers are placed between the areas where people can safely walk and where the equipment is working.

3. How does a guardrail work?

Guardrail serves several functions:

○ Works as a safety barrier that shields motorists who have left the roadway.

○ Helps deflect a car back to the road, slows it down until it passes the hazard, or slows a vehicle down to a complete stop.

○ Makes roads safer and reduces crash severity.

○ In elevated areas, it prevents people from falling off or going out of the barrier and onto the road, which is far more dangerous.

○ In factories, factory safety barriers keep workers out of areas that pose a threat to their safety, such as near machinery and electrical equipment like generators and also separates pedestrian traffic from forklift traffic.

4. How much force can a guard rail take?

It depends on the kind of guardrail installed. For example, if you are using warehouse safety barriers that are meant to keep people outside of danger zones, these need to withstand significant force without bending outwards or downwards to ensure utmost safety. These also need to be rigid enough and won’t deflect elastically under an imposed load. If you need further advice for specific requirements contact us on (03) 9736 3333. and we can advise further.

5. How much are guard rails?

In Melbourne and the rest of Australia, the cost of guard rails is dependent on the shape, size, and length of the rails that are needed. For example, curved guard rails can cost you around $155 for a 4.0 metre piece that has galvanised coating and $310 for the same length that is finished in a safety yellow powder coat. Circular guard rails are more expensive and can cost around $1,100 for a 500 mm circle, at the very least. Straight lengths are generally cheaper than special-shaped pieces and can roughly cost $60 per metre if galvanised and $120 per metre if powder-coated to safety yellow.

Car Park Safety Barriers

About Car Park Safety Barriers

When it comes to safety in open spaces, barriers are vital. This is especially crucial in car parks where vehicles and people converge. A good car park design is never without a safety barrier, what with the growing number of accidents in parking areas throughout Australia.

1. What are car park barriers?

These are barriers that help protect people, plants, and buildings from vehicles that are in the facility’s parking area. Barriers are installed to outline the area where the car park ends and the area where people can safely walk begins.

2. How do car park barriers work?

These work to prevent vehicles from colliding into pedestrians walking outside the perimeter of the parking area. This means barriers are made to stop a slow-moving vehicle from hitting anyone or anything on the other side of it. It should also be strong enough to keep a vehicle from falling over, as is the case with mesh barriers that are used in elevated car parks.

3. What types of parking barriers are available?

There are many different kinds of barriers that can be used in a car park. These include steel bollard guard posts, posts with guardrails, posts with wire mesh fences, and even a combination of all of these. You will also find that the term parking barrier is also used on boom gate systems that are used to secure parking areas and are found at the entrances and exits of such areas.

4. Advantages of a parking barrier system.

Keeps people and property safe and keeps vehicles in a car park secure. It also helps keep track of the number of vehicles within the parking area and which goes in and out.

A parking barrier system also:

● Keeps vehicles from speeding in a car park
● Prevents unauthorised vehicles from entering the premises
● Protects the building and the plants around it
● Keeps vehicles and pedestrians separate from one another for safety reasons
● Protects important equipment placed in parking areas, such as generators, junction boxes, and the like

5. How to install car park barriers?

The installation of car park barriers in Melbourne and elsewhere in Australia is often left to the experts. These need to be executed by those who know what installation equipment to use and where specific parts need to go. These also need to meet standards that the Australian government has set for these or you are likely to be fined or even face lawsuits for violation of Australian Standards 2890.1-2004 and AS 1170.1. Experts in car park barrier installation will know where and how barriers need to be installed. These include barriers that are floor mounted and post mounted.

6. How much do car park barriers cost?

The cost of a car park barrier depends on the kind of barrier used. Prices of floor-mounted bollards can range from $80 for the cheapest option to $200 for the more durable options that come with bright yellow powder coating. guardrails, posts, and other parts must be included in the overall estimate as well.

Get Guard Rails and Barriers from Guardrail Direct

Guardrail Direct specialises in the manufacture and installation of heavy-duty bollards, bridge brackets, metal guardrails, metal posts, and many more. The company has been in business for over 20 years and is committed to providing products and services of the highest quality and according to Vic Roads Specification 708 – Steel Beam Guardfence and hot dip galvanised in accordance to AS/NZS 4680.

Guardrail Direct provides expert advice on road safety barriers for your business. For more information, contact us online or phone us on (03) 9736 3333.

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