Crash barriers and safety barriers are very similar, but there are a few key differences. Both are designed to keep people safe, reduce the likelihood of severe injury and to improve driver safety solutions.
Crash barriers are used exclusively in areas where vehicles are at risk – car parks, warehouses, industrial estates etc.
Safety barriers, on the other hand, have a wider range of applications. They can be used as a temporary traffic controlling method, as a pedestrian barrier, as a traffic barrier, as a safety measure in hazardous applications (both for pedestrians and for vehicles), and others. Concrete barriers, road barriers, plastic barriers, corrugated steel barriers, beam barriers, bridge barriers, cable barriers and more are all common types of safety barriers.
Crash barriers – and Armco crash barriers in particular – are almost always made from metal. Our Armco barriers are made from galvanised steel to BS EN 1461 standards, with an 80 year lifespan, so you can feel confident they will last without rusting, breaking down, or losing strength over time. This flexible barrier material allows crash barriers to safely stop vehicles and prevent them from causing any damage, but is strong enough to last a lifetime.