Bolt Down Posts

A Bolt Down Post is a post made out of galvanised steel that is used to anchor objects to hard surfaces, such as concrete. These posts are ideal for use when installing barrier on a service yard concrete slab or  inside a warehouse. They come in different heights and sections depending on the type of traffic and pedestrian movements in your warehouse or other premises. All bolt down posts require fixing to a solid surface, while dig in posts don’t. At Armco Direct, we are able to provide you with expert knowledge to guide you in choosing the correct Bolt Down Post for the job. 

How do you fit a Bolt Down Post support?

All Bolt down posts require a substantial solid surface such as a reinforced concrete slab to bolt down to – never be tempted to attempt to bolt down to a tarmac surface. The Bolt down post can sit directly on the solid surface and the required amount of floor anchor bolts used to hold the post securely in place. For example, the 560 Bolt Down Post  made with 100% recyclable galvanised steel is a rolled steel joint. This post requires 4nr floor anchor bolts  be fitted correctly. . Other options, such as the 610 Bolt Down Spring Steel Post, require only 2nr floor anchor bolts and are designed to flex which puts less stress on the fixing and concrete floor slab.

Different types of Bolt Down Posts 

At Armco Direct, we have a variety of Bolt Down Posts. We stock models such as the 610 Bolt Down Post for cars and LGV, which is an affordable option that is compatible with all barriers. The 560 Bolt Down Shock Absorbing Post for forklift trucks is a slightly more durable option. Both will withstand daily wear and tear. 

If you want to create a pedestrian route, then the 760 Bolt Down Post with handrail extensions is a good option. These posts are simple to install – instead of digging them into the ground, they can be bolted in place. This makes them ideal for pedestrianised areas and, due to their handrail extensions, they are suitable for easy installation of handrails.

If you require a Bolt Down Post in a loading bay area frequented by a heavy goods vehicle, then you may want to consider the 760 Bolt Down Shock Steel Post as your best option. This product has flexible rubber absorbers and is designed to be durable and withstand heavy knocks without needing to be replaced. If you are unsure of which one to go for and would like to know more, contact our team and one of the experts will be able to sit down and guide you through the potential options.

The difference between Bolt Down and Dig In Posts

Barrier posts generally come in two types, Dig In and Bolt Down. Ultimately, the primary difference between each barrier post type is how they are fixed to the ground – which their names suggest.

Bolt Down Posts are used where a concrete slab is available to fix them to, such as in car parks and warehouses, whereas Dig In Posts are used where a concrete foundation is necessary, such as in soft grounds like stone.

1800 Dig In Post 127 x 76 RSJ (Double Beam)

Indoor vs outdoor application

Both Bolt Down and Dig In Posts are used to ensure safety in a myriad of ways. Dig In Posts are primarily used in outdoor applications with softer surfaces while galvanised steel Bolt Down Posts are principally used for anchoring objects to firmer surfaces like concrete, making them more suitable for indoor applications.

Solid surface vs dug foundation

The key difference between the two is that all Bolt Down Posts must be fixed to a solid surface, while Dig In Posts don’t. Without a solid surface like a reinforced concrete ground, you won’t be able to use Bolt Down Posts and will instead have to opt for Dig In Posts, which are installed by digging up underneath the ground area and securing them in place.

The main way to differentiate between the two is by remembering that Dig In Posts are dug into place and Bolt Down Posts are placed on a solid surface and held in place by galvanised floor anchor bolts.

Benefits of using Bolt Down Posts and Armco barriers

At Armco, we provide a range of industries and workplaces with enhanced safety benefits. Our Bolt Down Posts and Armco barriers can be installed to help protect pedestrians, workplace personnel, buildings, and equipment from the impact caused by collisions.

The benefits include:

  • Robust protection from vehicle crashes: Armco barrier posts provide protection against the impact and destruction that can be inflicted by vehicle crashes and collisions. 

Bolt Down Posts can be put in place securely to withstand the devastating impacts of vehicles that have lost control. The physics are clear that without the posts there, premises have zero crash protection – therefore, anyone or anything that would usually be behind the barriers would suffer devastating implications and damage.

  • Built to last with 100% galvanised steel: Our Bolt Down Posts are galvanised in accordance with BS EN 1461 requirements, which ensures that they will hold up even in the most extreme circumstances and settings. 

Even better, they have an exceptional lifespan of 85 years or more, which gives you peace of mind that your barriers will deliver the best levels of safety and protection for the full duration of their use.

  • Multiple applications: Though their main purpose is to prevent out-of-control vehicles and the damage they cause, Bolt Down Posts can also be used to separate traffic, safeguard workers, regulate pedestrian access, and more. 

Employing our Bolt Down Posts in your workplace maximises safety and gives others peace of mind that their safety is prioritised when roaming around your premises – be it a car park or loading bay.

Bolt Down Posts are an affordable solution

Every industrial setting and environment that has heavy-loaded vehicles and machinery within its parameters should have safety or crash barriers located around the site to withstand any potential collisions and protect the people within.

Here at Armco Direct, our Bolt Down Posts and barriers are among the most affordable in the UK. But don’t let the competitive pricing fool you! Safety is of the utmost importance to us – that’s why each of our galvanised, 100% recyclable steel products is made to be fully compliant with all of the relevant UK safety standards.

If you’re a financial manager or business owner working within a limited budget, our team can price you up a cost-effective solution. Our barrier prices start at just £28 per metre – a small price to pay for the protection of buildings, equipment and even someone’s life. So, if you’re going to invest in safety barriers, look no further than Armco barriers for a durable safety solution.

Need a quote? Get started on your project with a free estimate of your requirements using our convenient online barrier calculator. Using our calculator, you can determine – in seconds! – the list of products you need and the estimated price you’ll have to pay for them.

Bolt Down Posts can fit almost any space

The Bolt Down Posts and barriers that we provide at Armco Direct are made of the strongest corrugated steel and are constructed to the highest standards using modern manufacturing techniques.

Due to their modular design, Armco barriers are flexible and can be adjusted to the most suitable height for any space – as a result, they have numerous applications. What’s more, these barriers can change direction as many times as you require, be it a 90 degree, 135 degree, or other flexible angle making for easy installation.

Unsure how many barriers you require? Simply measure the length of the space, select your desired width, and we will calculate the quantity of barriers needed.

Our Bolt Down Posts also come in a range of sizes and models:

Bolt Down Posts can be used with any steel barrier beam, including both straight and curved barrier beams. Depending on the radius of the road, Armco Direct can design any style of curved Armco barrier to best match your needs.

If you would like more information about our range of Bolt Down Posts and Armco barrier fixings, please contact us today!

All Armco products are designed to maximise on-site safety

As part of the manufacturing process, Armco products are built for safety, durability, and longevity. Armco barriers serve the main purpose of providing additional safety for businesses, industries and other environments by ensuring robust protection from potential collisions and crashes.

Employers should always place workplace safety as a top priority, and installing safety barriers on-site is one way to guarantee that this is achieved.

Premises and settings such as factories, warehouses, service yards, construction sites, car parks and even race tracks can enhance their safety measures with Bolt Down Posts and safety barriers.

Bolt Down Posts and Armco barriers are strong enough to resist the heaviest vehicles and most powerful impacts, protecting everything behind them and folding in a way that minimises damage completely.

engineer on a construction site

Bolt Down Posts are built to last

Our Bolt Down Posts come with an 85-year life expectancy, meaning you’ll acquire a safety-driven solution that ensures the highest level of protection for a lifetime – keeping costs low!

These posts are galvanised to BS EN 1461 standards, making them resistant to corrosion and ensuring they can hold up in the harshest of conditions.

Galvanisation also makes sure that your barriers and steel posts last longer, have the strongest possible coating for crash protection, and are very low maintenance for several decades.

560 Bolt Down Shock Absorbing Post 127 x 76 RSJ

Get your Bolt Down Posts quickly and easily with Armco Direct

Armco Bolt Down Posts are the best on the market, designed for a straightforward installation and enhanced site safety. Depending on the type of pedestrian and traffic movements in your premises, Bolt Down Posts are available in various heights and sizes.

Here at Armco Direct, we can provide you with professional advice and expert guidance to help you choose the most suitable. As well as this, our team can ensure that your Bolt Down Posts are delivered and installed securely, quickly, and safely without any hassle and in a timeframe that best suits your needs.

It is of our utmost importance that customers are satisfied from the moment they enquire about our Armco products to the moment they are installed and the many decades after that.

How do you fit a Bolt Down Post support?

A large solid surface, like a concrete slab, is required to bolt down and securely fit all Bolt Down Posts. The Bolt Down Post will sit directly on the solid surface and the appropriate amount of floor anchor bolts will be employed to securely hold it in place.

The 760 Bolt Down Shock Absorbing Steel Post may be your best option if you need to improve the safety of a loading bay area that is frequently used by a heavy cargo vehicle.

We have years of experience installing steel safety products and take all of the required steps to make certain that they are installed properly. We also use the most appropriate tools and verified methods, while maintaining a thorough understanding of each and every installation process.

For more information on our installation processes, you can read our Armco barriers installation guide, or our car park barrier installation article, on our website.

Need a quote? Use our Armco Barrier Calculator

Bolt Down Posts and Armco safety barriers could be one of the best investments you’ll ever make, should you wish to reduce the possibility of expensive damage to your workplace or, worse yet, critical injury to your employees.

Calculate your needs and project requirements using our free online Armco calculator tool, and we will provide you with a list of the products that you may need and an accurate, no-obligation quote for the price you might pay.

Keep in mind that if you need help installing our products, we can put you in contact with one of our Armco experts who can complete the installation for you both quickly and seamlessly.

Get in touch with us today by calling us on 01530 839 955 or emailing us at

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Kick start your project today! 

At Armco Direct, all our Bolt Down Posts are produced using 100% recyclable steel and come with an 85-year life expectancy – so you know you can trust the quality. With over a decade of experience, we provide you with the highest quality of products possible. 

Getting a quote with us has never been easier. Simply let us know your requirements and you can get a free quote emailed to you within two hours. Worried about meeting your deadline? We guarantee your products will be delivered to you anywhere across England and Wales within 48 hours of you making your order. 

By purchasing your Bolt Down Posts from us, you are guaranteed products that meet the latest health and safety regulations. Choosing Armco Direct is a quick and easy solution to getting your project kick-started. 

So, what are you waiting for? Start your project today.

Armco Barriers Installed In Front Of Machinery