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7 Steel Barrier Buying Tips

7 Steel Barrier Buying Tips

If you are the person who was designated as the one to buy steel barriers you may not know where to start – other than a Google search.  If you happened upon this post, we will do a quick outline of the 7 things you should know before buying a crowd control barrier....

Using Steel Barriers to Direct Traffic Patterns

Using Steel Barriers to Direct Traffic Patterns

Event planning is oftentimes a massive undertaking due to the attention to detail needed to ensure everything goes smoothly. The event venue, entertainment, concessions, and labor are all primary concerns, but traffic should never be overlooked. The larger the event,...

How Steel Barriers Contribute to Increased Ski Lift Safety

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?

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

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 barricades which lined the...

Nascar: Safety Enhancements to Speedways

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

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...