Out of control vehicles regularly cause damage to equipment in workplaces, such as warehouses and factories – yet, the installation of a metal barrier can put an end to this costly problem.
A solid steel metal barrier, such as an Armco barrier, will stand in the way of any equipment that it needs to protect, absorbing the impact from an out of control vehicle and attempt to stop it from getting through and causing damage. This is how a metal barrier can help protect your equipment.
They are often installed in a factory where forklifts and trucks move around regularly, or on any site, where site equipment is used and requires protection. Additionally, a metal barrier can be installed to prevent vehicles from gaining access in to a site, in order to carry out the theft of expensive equipment, or as a traffic barrier to protect pedestrians in areas such as car parks or private roads.
Metal Barrier Protection
Our solid steel metal barriers are made from 100% recyclable steel, galvanised to BS EN 1461 standards, to ensure they can stand up to all manner of indoor and outdoor conditions, they are installed firmly in place using tough ETA approved floor anchors or can be cast in the ground set in a concrete foundation.
In addition, they can be delivered to site in as little as 48-hours, to start providing the solid equipment protection that’s needed, straight away.
Metal barriers such as these also come in a variety of sizes, to guarantee that they’re appropriate for the job they’re needed for. In addition to being able to withstand impact from a moving vehicle, a metal barrier can also be powder coated to act as a highly visible deterrent, which will prevent the collision from occurring in the first place.
Types of Metal Barrier
It’s important to get the correct metal barrier for your application, so first let’s consider the types of metal posts that are available.
When it comes to crash barrier protection, there are several types of metal posts which are suited to very different circumstances. For example:
- The RSJ is heavy duty and can stop an impact dead
- The Z post is less popular and buckles under impact – better suited to higher speed impacts
- Spring Steel and shock posts to absorb impacts
Therefore, if you’re looking to provide protection for your equipment in an environment where vehicles move around slowly, then the RSJ metal post would be most appropriate, as it is more designed to completely stop a vehicle. As that vehicle isn’t moving particularly fast, then the damage caused to it by impact with a metal barrier would be much less than if it was travelling at speed.
To complete your metal barrier installation, there are two types of beam that you can buy to accompany the metal post – the standard 3.2m effective beam (the most popular type and an Armco standard) and the 2.4m box beam (an even stronger option, more likely to protect a wayward vehicle from crashing into something more hazardous).
If you’re confused about what kind of metal barrier protection is right for you, then why not give us a call and get a quote now, with 48-hour delivery guaranteed?
Free Calculation Of Your Barrier Requirements
When you’re looking for metal barrier protection, feel free to get in touch with a member of our team of experts to discuss your needs. Or, you can make the most of our online Armco Barrier Calculator which will help you find the exact list of products you need for your project in seconds.