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We have an extensive range of Pedestrian & Traffic Control Products, all of which can be ordered online. Our most popular products include Reflective Traffic Signs, Temporary Traffic Signs, Traffic Cones, Traffic Barrier Systems, Security Barriers, Parking Posts and Bollards, Car Park Signs, Speed Ramps and Anti-Slip Tapes. Ever popular in Winter are our Salt Spreaders and Rock Salt
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- Pedestrian safety advice
- Pedestrian traffic control products
- The 3 golden rules
Pedestrian traffic control systems are there to protect pedestrians from potential injury and to maintain foot traffic along a clear and desirable travel path. Pedestrian control systems are a MUST for worksites particularly when it is not possible for worksites to stop pedestrian intrusion.
At Safetyshop we have a range of devices to help worksites control pedestrian traffic. Signs, barriers and traffic cones are some of the most popular devices used to direct pedestrians to safe worksite crossings and junctions.
Legislation states where feasibly possible pedestrians should be separated from worksites with a pedestrian barrier system. The pedestrian barrier system must be retro-reflective with red and white barrier planks. Safetyshop has over 790 barrier systems including barriers for event management, queue control, crowd control and high impact protection.
In places where pedestrians are judged especially vulnerable to impact by worksite vehicles, barrier systems should have sufficient strength and low deflection characteristics to keep vehicles from intruding pedestrian space.
Reflective traffic signs
UK legislation states that traffic signs, used to warn or inform pedestrians within a worksite, must be the same as those used on public roads, where suitable signs exists.
Safetyshop has over 600 reflective traffic signs that comply with the UK national standard BSEN12899-1:2001
When planning pedestrian access and control it is important to bear in mind the three pedestrian safety rules:
Rule 1 - Pedestrians should not be led into direct conflict with a worksite, vehicle or worksite equipment
Rule 2 - Pedestrians should not be led into direct conflict with mainline traffic moving through or around a worksite
Rule 3 - Pedestrians should be provided with a safe, convenient travel path which has similar characteristics of a public footpath
As well as controlling traffic flow, pedestrian control systems can also be used to monitor pedestrian flow, record pedestrian entry and exit, restrict access to unauthorised worksite areas and divert unwanted pedestrian traffic.
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Obstructions and excavations should be adequately guarded at all times for the protection of all persons who use the highway.
Barriers may consist of separate portable post and plank systems, gate frames linked together or semipermanent constructions built to enclose sites. The presence of these sites must be indicated by correct signage and traffic cones where appropriate.
There are several different requirements for the barrier planks used with post and plank systems:
If a traffic lane is closed for work to be carried out, regulations require this to be done with a retro-reflective red and white barrier plank placed across the lane. Horizontal planks should be striped in alternate vertical 250mm wide red and white bands. When adjacent to running traffic lanes barriers should be guarded by a line of traffic cones.
Pedestrians must be separated from works by a pedestrian barrier system. Red and white barrier planks must be retro-reflective. Base supports for the vertical posts should not protrude more than 300mm into the path of pedestrians and any vertical edge should be not more than 25mm high.
Traffic Cone means a device complying with the relevant requirements of BS 873 ‘Road Traffic Signs and Internally Illuminated Bollards’. Cones are used to delineate the traffic lane a driver should take past an obstruction, accident or road works. They should be placed close enough together to give an impression of continuity and an appearance of substance, with danger lamps operating at night.
The manufacturing standard for road traffic signs, BS873; part 6; 1983 was withdrawn on 31st December 2005 and from 1st January 2006 a new standard ‘BSEN12899-1:2001’ became the UK national standard for fixed vertical road traffic signs.
There are a number of significant differences between the standards, one of which is the re-classification of retro-reflective sign facings: Class 1 reflective under BS873 now becomes Class Ref 2 under BSEN12899-1:2001, while Class 2 becomes Class Ref 1.
Law states that road signs used to warn or inform divers and pedestrians in private workplaces must be the same as those used on public roads, where a suitable sign exists.
All traffic routes must be suitably indicated where necessary for reasons of health or safety. Signs and markings should comply with the traffic signs regulations.
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Safetyshop offers over 25,000 workplace safety products, including safety signs, personal protective equipment and pedestrian & traffic control products. Legislation and standards are subject to constant change and every effort is made to ensure that signs and other products conform to current legislation or standards.
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Contact Safetyshop with your workplace safety product requirements, including safety signs, personal protective equipment and pedestrian & traffic control products. Legislation and standards are subject to constant change and every effort is made to ensure that signs and other products conform to current legislation or standards.