What are the advantages and where extendable safety barriers can be best used? In this article we will demonstrate the key features of these versatile products, so let’s get back to the basics!

What Expanding Safety Barriers are used for

They can be used mainly to create separation between different areas, mark out of access areas, to control crowd, or pedestrian ways, to restrict access to hazardous areas, mark slippery floors, holes, trenches, corridors, doorways, etc. The overall objective of concertina safety barriers is to improve safety in a given area, by blocking, marking, controlling, restricting access in that area.

Where can Extendable Safety Barriers be used

They can be deployed very easily in a very wide range of contexts such as on airports, festivals, COVID related temporary settings, public spaces such as schools, hospitals, surgeries, courts, or in the commercial sector for example showrooms, shops, offices, or more industrial contexts such as factories, warehouses, building or other construction sites.

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What advantages Concertina Safety Barriers have

One of their most important features is that they are portable. We have two types of safety barriers, the first type being free standing, and the other type wheeled. Expandable safety barriers – whether wheeled or freestanding – are extremely easy to deploy, transport and move around where needed and even to store whilst out of use. As they are retractable, they take up very small space when closed, making them very handy and compact for storing. Our portable barriers can also be locked into position at either end and use them as wall-mounted safety barriers, or left as free standing safety barriers, depending on what they are required for.

They are also often referred to as scissor barriers, and they are available as more lightweight for easy application as well as more heavy duty types, depending on what context they are needed in. Varying heights (from 90cm to 175cm) and lengths (from 2,5m to 4m) also allow our expandable safety barriers to be used on various size areas, indoors as well as larger outdoor areas.

Finally, their bright and high-visibility colours of yellow, or red-and-white, make them impossible not to notice and therefore are most adequate in all sorts of health and safety contexts, whilst the white offers a little more elegant, and less industrial look.