The Importance of Car Park Crash Barriers

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When the presence of moving vehicles and pedestrians are combined, safety becomes of paramount concern, so it’s easy to see the importance of car park crash barriers, in offering protection against injury or even loss of life.

A car park is just one example of where vehicle crash barriers can offer the very best protection against collisions. When going to and leaving the workplace, members of staff will often be walking by moving vehicles, in order to get to the workplace from a car park, or make their way home.

The proximity to moving traffic can be reduced by installing workplace car park crash barrier protection, which clearly separates pedestrians and heavy moving vehicles and thus reduces the likelihood of collision and injury.

In addition, the same can be put in place to protect shoppers using busy city centre car parks. Sometimes it can be hard for drivers to spot passers by, especially in dimly lit areas, such as car parks, yet a highly visible Armco barrier will give a clear signal of where it is and isn’t ok to go.

On top of reducing the risk of harm to pedestrians, car park crash barriers can also offer protection for buildings, plant and machinery by stopping out of control vehicles from straying into an area where they might cause damage.

Get in touch with a member of our team today to find out more about our vehicle crash barriers – call 01530 839 955.

So what are crash barriers? 

Crash barriers from Armco Direct are made from strong galvanised steel and designed to withstand the impact from a moving vehicle, confidently protecting whatever lies on the other side of it – whether that’s a pedestrian, expensive equipment, stock, shelving or machinery. 

There are two types:

  • Dig in: Post are set in a concrete foundation dug into soft ground , stone or tarmac
  • Bolt down: Post are bolted down to a suitable concrete surface with floor anchor bolts

Our car park crash barriers are available with ETA approved floor anchors and an 85 year lifetime expectancy. The fact that they’re galvanised means that they can weather all kinds of conditions, whether that’s indoors or outdoors and they can even be powder coated yellow to act as a deterrent which will prevent collisions from occurring in the first place. 

The installation of car park crash barriers is always a sound investment, because it can prevent serious injury, extreme damage and also the cost to businesses that are associated with it. 

Give us a call today to discuss the level of car park crash barrier protection that you need on 01530 839955.

How to work out what type of car park crash barriers you need

In private car parks, the main cause of injury to pedestrians is caused by being struck or crushed by moving vehicles as they walk past. These same vehicles can cause damage to other parked vehicles and the building fabric.

As mentioned above, accidents can be avoided when crash barriers are installed to keep pedestrians and parked cars away from moving vehicles.

So, you’ve established the need for crash barrier protection, how can you work out the size, type and amount you need – and how much it will cost?

In order to ensure the right car park crash barrier protection is in place, a risk assessment should first be carried out to identify vulnerable areas

Following that, you can use our online free Armco Barrier Calculator, to get a free calculation of your barrier requirements and find out exactly what you need for your project in a matter of seconds.

Once you’ve measured up the area in which you want to install car park crash barriers, the online calculator allows you to put in the following information:

  • Length – how many metres of Armco crash barrier you need
  • Number of 90 degree corners
  • Post spacing – the greater the protection required, the closer the space
  • End protection
  • Beams (either single or double row, 3mm thick premium)
  • Bolt down posts (available in various heights)
  • Post section (RSJ Premium or Z economy)
  • Barrier finishing (galvanised finish or polyester powder)

After that, you’ll be able to easily calculate a competitive quote for your exact car park crash barrier requirements in no time at all. 

You can also get in touch with a member of our team for your FREE quote and benefit from fast delivery within 48-hours. 

Use our Armco Barrier calculator

At Armco Direct, we have a wide range of crash barriers that can suit many scenarios. This includes a series of car park crash barrier solutions designed to suit a wide range of budgets and requirements.

If you have any questions about the type of Armco barriers you need for any car park, get in touch with a member of our team to find out more. And remember – for extra convenience, use our Armco Barrier calculator for a free calculation of your barrier requirements.