These queue management systems, often called rope barriers, are classic queue barriers that you’ll see everywhere from reception areas to restaurants. Designed for orderly queuing at venues and events, while giving a professional feel and appearance. Indeed, there’s no more elegant way to tell people ‘No Entry’! What’s more, they’re easy to transport, clean, set up, take down and reassemble – create your barrier in seconds.
These smart-looking yet functional items are made up of braided or velvet-style rope and movable posts in varied styles. They’re particularly useful when any other type of barriers would be too large or severe-looking – and perfect for when you want to create a feeling of exclusivity.
They’re flexible in that you can modify them into different configurations for different events. Equally, the rope in these stylish solutions can be attached to the wall with a wall receiver clip if necessary, as well as to the posts, using matching brackets.
Use post and rope system anywhere in any of the above venues where you want to rope off a VIP area, or to restrict access, say to a particular display or painting, to prevent people from touching a particular exhibit or, for example, from sitting on very old furniture in a museum or stately home.
Post and rope barriers are useful where an existing barrier has started to look less than its best.
The list doesn’t stop there – churches, golf clubs, opera houses, theatres and hotels will also benefit from rope barriers. It has a wayfinding purpose, to steer people in the right direction as well as keeping them out of areas you don’t want them to access.
You can attach the rope to a second post or the wall, making these solutions even more versatile in terms of where you set them up. Many are also hardwearing enough to go just outside a venue, on the pavement.
What are the different types of post?
Post and rope units have varied ropes available:
Sphere Post – this style has a sphere or ball at the top of the post.
Classic Post – a traditional style with a crown-like top to the stanchion.
Contemporary Post– clean lines and a flat top, this look is the perfect accompaniment to more modern décor.
Finally, stanchions or posts come in a range of finishes, from gold-finished to chrome, brass and stainless steel.
Which rope should you choose?
Take your pick from braided rope or elegant velour (which has the luxurious look and feel of velvet). At Tensator, we offer a rainbow of colours including cream, brown, red, blue, green, black and purple. Both are extremely hardwearing, so the one you go for will ultimately come down mostly to personal preference and taste.
You can use both types with any kind of post; just clip on to the top of the post and it’s all in place. (That also means you can buy ropes separately if you’re just replacing them, with no need to buy accessories to keep them in place.)