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6 Reasons to install Temporary Fencing

If you have attended Outdoor Events or walked by Construction Sites, you have probably noticed Temporary Fencing Systems in place.

Temporary Fencing planning and preparation can be a lot of work and add cost to your Project or Event.

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So is a Fencing System always necessary?

  • Safety Standards

Here in the UK, we have strict safety rules for all-size Constructions Sites and Events inside and outside.

Temporary Fencing is very effective on Construction Sites and Events, and you have a Duty to Protect the Public.

The critical factors to laws around Protecting the Public include

  • Managing Site Access

Ensure Site Boundaries are Defined by using Temporary Fencing Systems, which reflect the nature of the site and the surroundings.

  • Hazards Causing Risk to Public

Consider all Hazards which have the potential to cause Harm.

Hazards could include

  • Falling Objects

  • Vehicles

  • Ground Openings

  • Hazardous Substances

  • Noise Pollution

  • Dust

 Vulnerable Groups

Take the Elderly, Children and attendees who may have disabilities into account.

Extra Planning and thought may be needed.

Children may be drawn to your Building Site, so if your Project is near a School or Public Park, you may need more perimeter security fencing.

When to Install a Moveable Fence

Site Fencing should be installed whenever there is a need for Safety and security.

This is always the priority, and shortcuts should never be taken during planning, installation and maintenance.

Your Six Reasons to Install a Temporary Fence 

1. Unauthorised Entry into Construction Sites

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Members of the Public or Unauthorised Personnel strolling onto your Construction Site is both a Safety and Security Breach.

Theft from Building Sites and Demolition Sites is common in the UK, and the losses run into Millions of Pounds.

Temporary Fencing and entry Barriers are a cost-effective deterrent and will provide the added security of keeping the Public Safe.

Suppose Fencing Panels are not installed on your site.

In that case, unwanted visitors such as Children may enter your Construction Site and harm themselves, leaving you liable due to weaknesses in your Perimeter and failing to Protect the Public.

 2, Using Temporary Fencing Panels to Prevent Non-Ticket Holders from Entering

Events can attract Groups or Individuals without Tickets.

Temporary Fencing Panels will make it difficult for them to enter your Event without a Ticket.

Security Fencing at your Event will help deter and prevent unauthorised attendees.

This will ensure your Crowds and Numbers are kept under Control which could have profound implications at your Event.

3, Crowd Control

Temporary Fencing and Crowd Barriers reassure your attendees and allow you to direct and control crowds, especially on entry and exit.

Festival Fencing and Sports Fencing are easily installed and aid attendees through Queuing Channels and Exit Routes.

4, Building Site Vehicle Safety

Heavy Transport, including Delivery Vehicles and Large Heavy Duty Machinery, will likely move in and out of your Construction Site.

Suitable Secure Fences and Gates will keep construction site workers and visitors safe.

5, Queue Management

Any Event attract crowds full of anticipation and excitement.

Maybe you are holding an Annual Sale at your Store and expecting a Large Crowd of Bargain Hunters, or you are Holding a Large Music Festival and have sold Thousands of Tickets.

Either way, Queue Management will be an essential part of your Operation.

Using Mesh Fencing or Crowd Barriers to filter and Direct your Queue is essential.

The extensive range of Crowd Control Barriers includes different Colours, such as Red or Green, which will give Queues signals where they are in the Queue and what they can or cannot do.

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6, Laws and Regulations

Ensure you fully understand all the Laws and Regulations in place for your Event or Construction Site.

Falling foul of these will likely land you with a hefty fine, a Liability Claim and potentially a Criminal Record.

Conclusion

There are likely to be other circumstances where you should consider Temporary Fencing.

Temporary Fencing is highly effective, low cost, and easy to install.

In addition, there are heaps of advice from Manufacturers and suppliers with Temporary Fencing Experts who can assist with Planning, Delivery, Purchase or Hire.

If you are planning an event or Construction Project, large or small, our Temporary Fencing Experts can help.

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