Permanent Bollards – How They Really Work

At AML Risk Management we are aware of a wide range of professional Bollards and Crash Barriers.

Today we feature another well engineered product from the UK. The concrete blocks laid out in all Australian Capital Cities are not truly Bollards. As Crocodile Dundee would say ‘This is a Bollard!’

There really is no reason why City Councils in Australian cities do not install permanent effective hydraulic and mechanical bollards. The equation on cost is simply not applicable when one looks at the carnage that occurred on Bourke St in Melbourne, January 2017.

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Regular and approved users of restricted pedestrian areas, such as trams, buses, some delivery vehicles and emergency vehicles can be fitted with sensors which lower then raise the bollards after the vehicle passes. These have been in operation, in cities such as Manchester, for some time in the UK.

The real issue is where ‘temporary crowds’ gather in places not equipped to manage vehicles or pedestrian traffic effectively. This can include sporting events, concerts, outdoor entertainment, marathon runs, race meetings and a number of other specific occasions where large crowds gather and frankly become potential targets.

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AML Risk Management have access to and provide a very effective range of crash barriers and vehicle mitigation devices. The Meridian Crash Barrier range is a portable range of crash barriers with proven capacity. The barriers can be easily deployed by either two or one persons.

Click here to view our previous blog where the units are fully explained via video. The Meridian Barriers have been widely used in the USA, at Port Facilities and Oil Refineries as well as in theatres of war such as Afghanistan (Kandahar Airport) and other places.

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AML Risk Management are both trained and proficient in providing the right protective strategy for specific events and locations and provide sensible, cost effective prevention and protective services.

Call now on 03 9326 2244 to enquire further on Crash Barriers or other service provision. Or leave your details here on our website and one of our friendly staff will contact you ASAP.

AML Risk Management – Planning, Protection, Prevention

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