Barriers well tested
12 December 2012
The whole A-Safe product range is tested, but particularly the barriers that segregate and protect pedestrians from vehicles within the working environment. The testing is done under rigorous conditions with results c
The testing is done under rigorous conditions with results calibrated.
Certificated results can be simulated in the worst case scenario of a 90 degree impact. There are only two official standards for safety barriers and both refer to the specification for car parks: BS 6399-1 and BS6180. All A-Safe barriers including its own 'armco' barrier have passed these.
In the A-Safe factory there are two impact calibration rigs; one, a dynamic pendulum impact simulator and one a static constant force simulator. The method is to erect barriers and, under controlled safety conditions, bash them with a forklift.