Water Filled Barriers
Water filled barriers are high visibility safety barriers typically used to protect pedestrian traffic from potential harm from slow-moving vehicles. Made from durable plastic, water filled barriers provide a robust and reliable safety system that is quick and easy to assemble
Why choose SafeSite for your water filled barriers?
✓ We offer a choice of water filled barriers, which are suitable for a wide range of applications and your specific requirements.
Manufactured from UV stabilised polythene, our water filled barriers create sturdy visible safety barriers quickly and easily.
✓ Lightweight when empty, they can easily be stacked when not in use and transported around the UK in large quantities to be installed and filled on site when required.
✓ Our water filled barriers are designed with a unique interlocking mechanism allowing the creation of a solid wall in a straight line, or to include left and right hand curves as required.
✓ Available in an assortment of colours, the most popular water filled plastic barriers we supply are in red and white providing maximum visibility.
✓ We can deliver multiple metres of water filled barriers at once and they can be installed quickly by just a two man team, saving you both time and money.
✓ Once filled, our water filled barriers provide a strong, substantial barrier that meets all safety requirements for both construction sites and road works.
✓ Our water filled barriers are also fitted with anti-tamper plugs to reduce the risk of vandalism and theft to ensure that once they are in place and filled, they’ll stay put.
✓ As well as offering complete safety and protection, our water filled barriers are all completely reusable and extremely durable.
Available to buy or hire, when you are looking for water filled barriers for any short or long term project, one call to SafeSite Facilities is all you need. We can advise on the best water filled barrier system to fit your needs, supply and install the barriers in no time at all and remove and collect when they are no longer required, all at very competitive prices. Call us today for a free quote.
Water filled barrier FAQs:
Our water filled barriers range from 28kg (EVO road barrier) to 600kg (RB22 crash barrier) when filled. Please check the specification sheet on each product page to find out the weight, when filled, of your preferred barrier.
Water filled barriers can be used for a range of applications including roadside and construction site safety, pedestrian and vehicle segregation, perimeter protection, and security at outdoor events.
All our water filled barriers (apart from the RB1000 barrier) allow fence attachments, which slot in easily to the top of the barrier, for extra security and safety. You can choose from mesh or solid fence panels and many of our barriers also allow for the addition of either vehicle or pedestrian gates for access control at preferred points in the barrier wall.
Our water filled barriers are made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), which has a high strength-to-density ratio, making them very durable.
Most of our water filled barriers have slots at the bottom for fork lifts so they can easily be moved using machinery when filled. When empty, our water filled barriers can be moved around by hand.
Do water filled barriers have a way of being fixed to the ground so that more resistance can be generated?
No, these barriers do not come with ground fixing capability. However, all of our water filled barriers are designed using very durable materials and have been successfully wind tested. Once filled with water, they cannot easily be moved.
Some of our water filled barriers, such as the RB22, are crash tested. This barrier is designed to withstand the impact of vehicles travelling up to 50 miles per hour, which means the RB22 is ideal for use on highways or by roadsides where works are underway.
Yes – our water-filled barriers may be filled with sand or water.
Depending on which water filled barrier you choose, each barrier holds a different amount of water and should be filled to the marked water line. Please check the specification datasheet on each product page to find out how much water your barrier should hold.
If the barrier is correctly filled to the marked waterline, there will be enough space left inside for the water to expand if it freezes. They are designed for all weather conditions.
Can we use water filled barriers without cones? A highway authority has said that as they are not reflective they cannot be used without a cone safety zone.
In accordance with the Department for Transport’s Safety at Street Works and Road Works Code of Practice your safety zone must be marked off with cones and/or barriers. Warning lights should be placed where necessary i.e. on roads with a speed limit of 40 mph, during the hours of darkness, or on unlit roads. We are however able to add reflective strips to water filled barriers if you require.
Specification datasheets and installation guides can be found and downloaded from each water filled barrier product page.
Yes we do. Water filled barriers can be used time and time again across sites. When you have finished using our barriers we can offer you a ‘buy back’ option.
We hold a large stock of water filled barriers so we are usually able to guarantee next-day delivery.