Fish Tail End

Fish Tail End


When building Armco barriers, your barrier ends also need to be considered. For non-pedestrian applications, fish tail ends provide additional safety features as the raw edge of the barrier is covered and contained. In the event of a scrape or collision, fish tail barriers minimise damage to vehicles or goods. Our fish tail ends are compatible with any Armco barrier system and are galvanised to BS EN 1461 standards, meaning they’ll last just as long as any other element of your Armco barrier.

Armco Direct, The UK's No.1 Fish Tail End Supplier

When it comes to safety, choosing the right supplier is crucial. Armco Direct, the UK’s leading supplier of Fish Tail Ends, are committed to providing top-quality, reliable, and durable safety solutions.

Our Fish Tail Ends are carefully designed and made from the most robust galvanised steel, providing an ultimate safety solution if you need an end to your Armco crash barrier. They play a significant role in absorbing and deflecting the impact of vehicles, thus minimising potential damage and injury. The plastic end cap acts as a buffer between the steel and pedestrians, ensuring safety at all times.

If you’re in need of any assistance or advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today! We have a wide range of stock available for you to choose from.

Installed Fish Tail End

What Are The Benefits Of Using Fish Tail Ends?

A fish tail end is a galvanised steel barrier used to round off road safety barriers such as armco barriers or other types of guardrails. Named for its distinctive appearance resembling a fish’s tail, it serves as a key component in road safety measures, offering safe ends to potentially hazardous barriers and reducing the risk of vehicular accidents.

These are commonly found in car parks as a way to protect pedestrians or vehicles that pass by. As the end of the barrier is rounded off, it looks aesthetically pleasing and helps keep pedestrians safe from any scrapes or collisions.

What Are The Benefits Of Using Fish Tail Ends?

There are several significant benefits to using a Fish Tail End as part of your safety measures:

Improved Safety

Fish Tail Ends are designed to reduce the severity of crashes by absorbing the impact and guiding the vehicle away from the Armco beam or barrier. This helps to prevent vehicles from colliding with the end of the guardrail, as this can cause severe damage and injuries.

High Visibility

A barrier fishtail end has a unique shape that is functional and makes the termination point of barriers easily visible to drivers, helping to aid in accident prevention.


Galvanised to BS EN 1461 standards, Fish Tail Ends are highly resistant to weather conditions, rust, and corrosion, making them a long-lasting solution.

Ease of Installation

Fish Tail Ends are designed for simple and quick installation, minimising disruption on your site.


Given their durability and minimal maintenance needs, Fish Tail Ends represent a cost-effective safety solution in the long term.