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Hardstaff can delivers and install barriers at a variety of locations across at the United Kingdom and worldwide.

Our specialist operatives will deliver and install all of our barriers to ensure they are configured in their ‘as tested’ configuration.

We can train local operatives to install Pitagone F18 or Surface Guard as both of these products do not require heavy plant for the installation.

Yes, all police forces, local authorities or private event companies can access the National Barrier Asset (NBA).

In the first instance, you should talk to your local Counter Terrorist Security Adviser (CTSA) and seek their advice. Details are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/counter-terrorism-support-for-businesses-and-communities/working-with-counter-terrorism-security-advisers, or you can contact the Vehicle Threat Mitigation Unit direct for their advice : vtmu.nctphq@met.police.uk. If your need for the asset is proportionate mitigation to the threat and risk posed to the event, the VTMU will make the necessary arrangements for Hardstaff Barriers to provide support.

Subject to availability barriers can be delivered same day, within 24 hours or within 48 hours or on a specified date and time of your choice.

Our product approvals include EN 1317, IWA 14-1 and PAS68 giving protection in all transport and construction sectors including Highways, Aviation, Nuclear and Ports for protection and delineation.

Our professional and award winning team of installers are confident & competent in VRS installation. Training includes SSSTS, NHSS 2B Product, ALLMI Crane, ALLMI Slinger/Signaller, CPCS Plant & EFAW.

Our dedicated team can come to your site to advise and design various barrier protection options for you. Contact us on 0115 983 2304 or sales@hardstaffbarriers.com for availability to come to your site.

We have a range of services available including:

  • Site Survey to ensure the most effective solution
  • Traffic Management to ensure safe delivery and installation
  • Support for emergency works 24/7
  • Ongoing support including advice, maintenance, inspection and review

MASS (Multi Applicational Safety System) is a highly visible red and white steel vehicle restraint system (VRS) that conforms to T2W5 and can be used in a range of locations. MASS is specially designed to self-stabilise when an errant vehicle drives onto the base units of the system, helping to protect the workforce and vehicle occupants. The MASS units do not need to be drilled or fixed into the road.

MASS is a multi-use barrier that can be used in a range of sectors including aviation, nuclear and construction industries, as well as for pedestrian segregation and protection in town and city centres. Typical applications include segregation at airport terminals, construction compound perimeter protection, vacant property security, building work protection and roadwork and street work schemes.

Our MASS barrier base units measure 1500 mm x 500 mm x 425 mm and weigh 60 kg, so they can be easily transported and installed. Additional products, such as fencing, railings and screening can be added to the top of the units to increase the height. 

SITEGUARD™, VISIRAIL™, PEDESTRIAN GUARD™ and SCREENGUARD™ can all be added to MASS base units to cover a wide range of uses.

The base units link together with vertical pins and the top sections are interchangeable, providing safe and secure working solutions or passenger flow with minimal tools or fuss.

The barriers can be removed or repositioned quickly and easily. MASS is extremely quick and easy to assemble due to its unique plug-in section. Maximum safety is achieved together with a minimum of traffic-flow disruption during assembly.

National guidance around pavement licences and associated factors, such as placing barriers and furniture on the highway, can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pavement-licences-draft-guidance
The specific rules around the use of barriers or enclosures around outdoor dining and drinking areas are set by individual local authorities. Many councils state that pubs, cafes, bars and restaurants must provide a temporary barrier to guide people safely around the seating area and to ensure that furniture remains in the allocated area. 

There are also specific rules around the type of barriers that should be used, in terms of size, height, material and colour.

Hospitality businesses are advised to contact their local authority for the full specific advice. Please then contact Hardstaff Barriers’ expert team at enquiries@hardstaffbarriers.com or on 0115 983 2304 to find out which barriers are suitable for your alfresco seating area.

Yes. Safety is paramount when installing barriers on the highway. You are advised to contact the relevant local authority for the rules around placing temporary enclosures and furniture on the pavement, which will be specific to your area.

These rules will include when barriers can be in place and when they should be removed, as well as the size of the permitted licenced area, ensuring adequate highway space for both pedestrians and vehicles.

Many local authorities state that a minimum width of 1.8 metres must be left between the proposed area and the kerb, keeping furniture at a safe distance from the road.

Hospitality businesses should contact their local authority for the full specific advice.

Please then contact Hardstaff Barriers’ expert team at sales@hardstaffbarriers.com or on 0115 983 2304 to find out which barriers are suitable for your alfresco seating area.

Each barrier system tested to EN 1317 is awarded a working width class. This is calculated by adding the width of the barrier plus the amount of deflection that occurs when the barrier is impacted to the test criteria. The barrier’s deflection is measured from the traffic face of the barrier.
So, for example: For a barrier with a working width of W1, the total barrier dynamic deflection combined with the barrier width will not exceed 600mm, whereas a barrier with a performance level of W3 will not exceed 1000mm.

Each barrier system is crash-tested to a containment class, which confirms the product’s performance when impacted by vehicles at given speeds and angles, as per EN 1317 test parameters. For example: N2 (normal containment level 2) is an impact at 110 km/h with a 1500 kg car impacting at 20 degrees.

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