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Bollards can improve safety for school communities

Bollards can improve safety for school communities
Roadside Services
Roadside Services
July 30, 2019
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Bollards can improve safety around schools and other high-trafficked areas used by kids and parents. For bollards to do their job effectively, you need to install the correct type for your location.

School zones are busy places with cars coming and going all day. Safety bollards like those installed at Glenelg Primary School in South Australia can help improve safety for everyone as they protect people from cars, and people in cars from injury.

At Roadside Services and Solutions, we always recommend comprehensive safety solutions to suit the conditions of your site. Our solutions include bollards, signage, guardrails, and a range of other road safety products which we also engineer in house.

For expert advice on bollards for your location, talk to the Roadside team for advice.

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Minister Stephan Knoll with bollards

We work with clients small and large, like South Australia's Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure which installed our bollards outside Glenelg Primary School in Glenelg East. South Australia Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure appointed us to install 34 of our Energy Absorbing Bollards (EAB) at the corner of Brighton and Diagonal roads. We also removed a sloped driveway and replaced it with a boxed curb that lines up with the footpath.

The energy-absorbing bollards outside the busy school help protect pedestrians and the school community. Our EABs can absorb kinetic energy in an impact and are ideal for:

  • Loading bays
  • Outdoor dining areas
  • Assets such as light poles and gantries
  • Anywhere pedestrians and assets need to be protected from vehicles

Our energy-absorbing bollards protect pedestrians and property while also minimising the risk of injury for vehicle occupants. They are crash tested and rated to absorb impacts from vehicles weighing 1,600 kilograms travelling up to 60 km/h.

When a vehicle hits one of our EABs, the front of the vehicle is lifted by the bollard, so the vehicle's occupants stay safe back in their seats, not jarred forward like in an ordinary crash. Our engineers have designed the bollards to work in with gravity and gravitational forces, to dramatically reduce the risk of head or neck injuries or fatalities.

Bollards are an important safety measure in public spaces, especially at schools. Learn more about our EABs.

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