Crowd Control Blog

How Steel Barriers Contribute to Increased Ski Lift Safety

Skiers and snowboarders love nothing more than a fun day at the slopes, but a perfect day can be ruined when safety precautions are not properly installed or followed. Although skiing injuries are not completely avoidable, accidents at the ski lift are unacceptable...

Are you buying disposable barriers?

You may not know it but the steel barriers you are buying may be what are known as disposable barriers.  Disposable barriers are steel barriers that are only designed to last less than two years.  They have a great price tag, unfortunately, the life is not as great....

Improper Steel Barrier Setup – the Crowd Falls for Julia

A scary moment involving actress Julia Roberts which occurred on the red carpet of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on January 18, 2014 showed the importance of the proper set up of crowd control barricades. The incident showed that the...

Nascar: Safety Enhancements to Speedways

What started as the weekend die-hard Nascar fans wait all year for, quickly turned into a scary and eye-opening incident that the sport will not soon forget. On the final lap of a Nationwide Series race, a 12 car pileup sent Kyle Larson’s racecar flying through the...

PVC Coated Barricades: A Hazard From Start to Finish

Polyvinyl chloride plastic (PVC) is one of the most widely used plastics in production today. However, this material is proven to have a profound negative impact on human health and the environment. In fact, PVC is hazardous throughout its entire life cycle, from...

Barricade Jackets in Style

Introduction Steel crowd control barriers accessorized with vinyl jackets are becoming an increasingly common sight at venues and events nationwide.  When they feature jackets (also sometimes called covers), crowd control barriers not only serve their practical...

How To Select Crowd Control Barrier Bases

Introduction The most vulnerable part of a steel barricade is its bases.  The wear and tear caused by the use and movement of a steel barrier will most often become evident in damage to the bases. To minimize the risk of having any of your barriers "out of commission"...

Why Hot Dipped Galvanized Barriers are Worth the Investment

The Key Takeaways of Hot Dipped Galvanized Barriers Hot dip galvanized steel lasts four times longer than painted steel Galvanized barriers can remain corrosion and rust-free for 40 years Painted steel will corrode from both inside and out when exposed to moisture or...