Thinking of Using Water Filled Barriers?

by scott douglas

Have you ever heard of Water Filled Barriers? If not, you may be missing out on a Safe and Secure Barrier System commonly Used on Construction Sites, Road Works, Outdoor Events and Pedestrian Traffic.

In the UK, we are currently going through an Infrastructure Boom. 

Walk through any City or Town Centre, and you are likely to come across an extensive range of Temporary Fencing and Barriers.

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These systems will typically consist of Temporary Steel Fencing supported by Ballast Blocks and Fence Braces, Steel Mesh Fence Panels supported by a Water filled barrier, also known as a water-filled block, or Water filled Barriers used for the protection and safety of Pedestrians.

Temporary Fencing and Barriers is a Compulsory Safety need and not only protects the General Public but also Site Personnel and Property.

But selecting the incorrect type of Temporary Fencing could lead to a complete safety failure and Injury, Vandalism, Property Damage, Property Theft.

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All of these circumstances will leave you with a Hefty Bill and a Big dent in your Reputation.

 If you are planning on installing a Temporary Fencing System for the first time or have Question around planning, it is always recommended to Speak with a Temporary Fencing and Barriers Expert.

We have lots of information on Temporary Fencing Systems and our In House Specialist Temporary Fencing and Barriers Team are on hand to help.

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Water Filled Road Barriers

So what are the Benefits, and why use Water filled barriers?

The alternative Options to Water filled barriers include Concrete Barriers, Steel Fencing, Traffic Cones, Post and Chain Barriers.

All of these are effective when used in the correct environment.

Traffic Cones offer the least Protection as they can easily be moved and do not create a Temporary fixed Barrier, whilst Concrete Barriers offer maximum Protection but can cause the most Injury or Damage due to their Strength.

Temporary Galvanised Steel Fencing can be used with Water Filled Barriers, and Sand Filled Barriers, Concrete Barriers or Steel, Rubber, Plastic and Concrete Stabilisers.

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Water filled Barriers are extremely durable and can be used in road works construction, pedestrian traffic, and road barriers.

Plastic Barriers are more light weight than Concrete Ballast when not filled and are simple to transport whilst being easily stackable when not in use.

The advantage of the unique design means the plastic barriers are completely reusable.

Another advantage of Water filled barriers is the high visibility.

Barriers tend to come in different colours.

They are commonly used in white colours and red colours to combine a highly visible strip of red and white barriers as a warning signal to road users and pedestrians.

The physical impact may be less due to the barriers being interlinked robust and sturdy with some flexibility.

An unfortunate crash into a concrete block is likely to cause significant damage, whilst the flexibility combined with Strength means Water filled barriers crash may cause more minor damage.

Construction Sites

Water filled Barriers are commonly used on or around a Construction site.

They provide safety and security to the public and site personnel.

The most common filled barriers used on-site include

Slot Block Barriers

Manufactured by ZND the filled durable barriers are designed to enable steel mesh fences to be attached to the barriers, and act as a ballast and Highly Visible Barrier.

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Evo Water Barriers

Easy to install filled barriers are crash tested and ideal for Street works, including Traffic Separation.

Evo Barriers can be used as Sand filled barriers or Water filled barriers with interlinking to avoid separation.

Evo Water Barriers are stackable and can be purchased with or without a Steel Mesh fence for added security

Both sets of Water Barriers come with Anti Tamper Plugs to deter theft and vandalism when filled.

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Creating a robust Temporary Fencing and Barrier system is no easy task with many factors to consider, including the British Weather, Vandalism,Theft, and of course, Safety.

But with support and expertise from a Supplier who can help you plan, arrange delivery, and provide installation advice, your site will be safe and secure for many days and nights.

 

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