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WADE BUILDING SUPPLIES | BLUE CHAPTER 8 FENCES AROUND A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING IN LONDON

Pedestrian Safety using Chapter 8 Barriers

If you are planning Road Works or your Construction Sites work is likely to expand onto Public Paths and Roads, it is crucial to understand Chapter 8 Regulations for Street works.

The objectives of Chapter 8 are to;

  • Provide Visible Hazards Warning in Roadworks

  • Clear Directions for Pedestrian Traffic

  • Directions for Transportation

  • A Safety Zone for Workers

WADE BUILDING SUPPLIES | CHAPTER EIGHT BARRIERS IN ROAD WITH SIGNS DIRECTING TRAFFIC

Chapter 8 is a Code of Conduct and a Guide to ensuring that legal requirements are met.

Made up of Guidance provided by the Department for Transport which includes;

  • Chapter 8 Part 1 Traffic Signs Manual Design

  • Part 2 Traffic Sign Operations

  • Part 3 Traffic Sign Manual Updated

Traffic Signs Regulations

These Manuals provide general directions and advice for Local Authorities, civil engineers, contractors and agents to ensure they are fully compliant.

Traffic Barriers

In addition to Chapter 8 Manuals, is the Safety at Path Works and Highway Works, also known as "The Red Book"

WADE BUILDING SERVICES | RED BOOK FOR CHAPTER EIGHT SAFETY IN ROADWORKS

The Code of Practice is a guide to ensure work is carried out Safely on all Highways and Roads but does not apply to Motorways and Dual Carriageways with a Speed Limit above 50mph.

The code is designed to maximise Safety for Road Users, including Pedestrians, Cyclists and Horse Riders.

Versatile Barrier Safety Systems

If your working site is near a Pathway, there is a risk to pedestrians who may enter the area.

Pedestrian Hazards include;

  • Trip over Materials

  • Fall into Excavations

  • Struck by Moving Vehicles

  • Injured by Falling Debris or Equipment

When planning your site's Safety Barriers, you should also consider the additional needs of Children, The Elderly and people with Disabilities, particularly people with Impaired Vision.

A high visibility safety barrier is essential; chapter 8 barriers are the ideal pedestrian barrier.

Chapter 8 Barriers

These Plastic Barriers are commonly used as Pedestrian Barriers on Pathways and Construction Works.

Manufactured from blow moulded high-density polyethylene, Chapter 8 Barriers comply with the Code of Practice, and benefits include;

  • Easy to Install

  • Barrier Connection - Hook and Eye Method

  • Easy to Store

  • Extra Stability Polyethylene Feet

  • Lightweight Design

  • Incredible Strength

  • Reflective Strip

  • Anti Trip Feet

  • Durable

  • Can be Used on Uneven Ground

  • High Vis Orange

  • Robust in Poor Weather Conditions

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Chapter 8 can be daunting, but it is critical for a safe working site and protects your Business, The General Public and your Workers.

The good news is there is plenty of advice and help available from the Department of Transport and Reputable Suppliers of Barriers to ensure complete protection when work is taking place.

Department of Transport Resources

Safety at Street Works and Road Works

Chapter 8 Signs Manual Part 1 Design

Traffic Sign Manual Part 2 Operations

Traffic Signs Manual Part 3 Update

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