Which Safety Barriers Should be Used on Race Tracks?

Which Safety Barriers Should be Used on Race Tracks?

Race meetings offer great excitement … but to organisers, promoters, driver teams and spectators alike, track-side thrills also mean track-side spills and a high level of risk! On the edge of a problem The edge of a racetrack is a risky place – from the hazard of high-speed impact of errant vehicles, or from being ‘in the way’ of a collision between vehicles. The track edge is also the demarcation of a buffer zone, to protect spectators too from the…

Heras Fencing Accessories – Your Complete Guide

Temporary fencing stabiliser

One of the reasons HERAS temporary fencing regularly appears on construction sites and event venues across the UK is the fact it’s so versatile. The comprehensive range of possible deployment options for HERAS fencing systems can also be further extended by utilising items from the range of HERAS-compatible accessories. All of which makes HERAS systems one of the UK’s go-to temporary fencing systems for almost every type of terrain and situation, but of course it helps to know why you…

Which Type of Water Filled Barrier Will Work for You?

RB2000 London (6)

Water-filled barriers are the ideal go-to for all kinds of safety, security, demarcation and pedestrian and traffic guidance. The fact that they are also light and easy to store, transport and install across all kinds of terrain, whilst providing robust stability once filled with water, makes them additionally suitable for all kinds of use. However, from the variety of water filled barrier systems available, working out which system will work best for you may depend on the work you need…

Creating an Event Security Plan

Lots of Pedestrian Barriers for the Olympics

Whatever type of event you’re planning, safety and security are integral to event management – and just like all other aspects of event planning, a specific event security and safety plan needs to be put into place well before the event itself. However, unlike many other elements of event planning, all aspects of safety and security will remain a priority throughout and even after the event itself. Event security – the main events An event security plan itself relates to…

Solar Farm Security Guide

solar farm

New innovations, such as boosting the UK’s renewable energy through solar farms, presents great opportunities for income and cost-effective, environmentally-friendly land use for farmers and landowners. However, lighting up the land with solar farms also has a dark side: bringing trespass, damage and theft from opportunist thieves and organised criminals. Solar farms – the risk of rural enterprise This rural enterprise has come with some benefits to farmers, not least of being able to access funds from grants and subsidies…

Construction Site Security Guide

Construction Site Security Guide

Construction is a vast and valuable industry which involves both the storage and on-going use of high value vehicles, materials, tools and machinery. All of these items have a resale value, whilst items such as fuel have an off-set cost value, making construction sites a highly profitable magnet for criminals. As such, every year, the construction industry loses £400 million through theft, and approximately the same amount again through vandalism and fire, with around 40% (approximately 100,000) of all construction…

Construction Risk Assessment Template

Construction Risk Assessment Template

Accident prevention goes hand in hand with risk minimisation and neither is possible without a thorough assessment of what the risks are – in construction generally, for projects such as building, demolishing or refurbishing specifically and for individual sites and work environments. Download our risk assessment template by following the link below and read on for further guidance. Risk Assessment Template Purpose of risk assessment As such, a risk assessment facilitates prevention by outlining what the hazards are; who could be…

Health and Safety Checklist for Construction Sites

Construction site

Construction sites across the UK present a community of constantly changing, highly hazardous and potentially risk-riddled environments. There are over 2 million employees across these sites in the UK, who are vulnerable to both work-related illness and injury. According to Health and Safety Executive, typical statistics relating to the UK construction industry demonstrate the scale of this considerable problem: The construction industry struggles with 2.2 million lost days of work (on average, per year). 3% of workers – an estimated…

A Detailed Look at the Uses of Concrete Barriers

A Detailed Look at the Uses of Concrete Barriers

There are many types of barrier systems designed with safety, security and stability in mind – but when long term deployment or optimised traffic safety is required, concrete barriers offer one of the most effective solutions for creating immovable barriers which can be used in many situations and locations to prevent access, secure property and land or delineate road space. Concrete barriers are also proving themselves to offer maximum protection for drivers and road workers, with research commissioned by the…

Do You Need to Buy or Hire Your Temporary Fencing?

Stacked Temporary Anti-Climb Fencing

Just because your fencing needs may seem temporary, it doesn’t follow that it will only be cost effective to hire rather than buy. The fact is that companies across many sectors, including the construction and demolition, road management, entertainment and events industries, all find they require the use of temporary fencing across many projects they undertake. So when it comes to getting temporary fencing sorted for that very first project, it’s worth stopping and asking yourself some key questions, to…