Roadside Services and Solutions is a proud producer and distributor of traffic control products, including Energy Absorbing Bollards designed to protect pedestrians, buildings, infrastructure and other facilities from errant vehicles or keep vehicles out of unauthorised areas. A number of these products are also designed to minimise damage to vehicles and injury to occupants.
The range of bollards available suits various situations and a range of speed impacts expected in these situations. They can be used in individual circumstances or in combination with other bollards such as in pedestrian malls. In a worst case scenario the bollards can help protect areas where there are high numbers of pedestrians from deliberate acts intended to injure as many people as possible.
The EAB20 bollards are specially designed for use in car parking facilities and other public places where vehicles are travelling slowly and are tested to effectively withstand impacts up to 20km/h. They are specially designed to prevent vehicle access to public places. The EAB20 has been successfully tested to an impact speed of 20km/h and fully complies with AS 2890 for parking facilities. It is the only crash-tested car park Energy Absorbing Bollard on the Australian market. Typical other decorative bollards are surface- mounted or buried 200-300 millimetres below the ground and frequently with no concrete or steel reinforcement. This makes them incapable of stopping vehicles even at a speed of 5-10km/h.
These other bollards can also be dangerous when hit by an out-of-control vehicle, as they can become flying projectiles with the potential to injure pedestrians. The EAB20 bollards are designed to protect infrastructure and pedestrians from errant vehicles in these situations by absorbing the impact of slow-moving vehicles while staying in place created by the solid installation methods. At Roadside Services and Solutions we continue to innovate our product and service delivery to ensure our bollards meet the highest protection and safety requirements for each site.
While most people take these products for granted, there are specific requirements relating to manufacture, installation and placement of these items, all aimed at keeping users safe from hazards.