What are retractable barriers?
Occasionally known as retractable belt barriers, or tape barriers, they can be found all over the world in any industry. From retail, to airports, to even theme parks. Whether you’re young, old, small, or tall, you will almost certainly have stood in a queue made by retractable belt barriers.
Retractable queue barriers will normally have some form of barrier belt that extends out from the post cassette. This will then clip onto a corresponding point to establish a clear queue layout. When the barrier needs to be taken down, just unclip and it will retract automatically.
Why use Retractable Belt Barriers?
There are numerous reasons to use retractable barrier posts in a business. The first is that they are easy to use for staff. Little user input is needed as they only need to be pulled away and attached to the corresponding spline. Then they automatically retract when needed. This will reduce time spent setting up and removing queues, freeing up staff for other tasks.
The second is that they offer a longer lasting solution than just cones and tape, especially in high-traffic areas. Tensator® products are manufactured from high-quality materials, and the design has been refined over decades. This includes a safety feature to slow barrier tape retraction when released, so unsuspecting pedestrians aren’t struck by flying tape-ends (like some competitor products).
Thirdly, retractable rope barriers are highly visible and clearly highlight queue spaces for visitors. Queue anxiety in unfamiliar locations will impact the customer experience if they struggle to find the correct queue. Additionally, without a clear queue space, they may inadvertently stand in the wrong line and become frustrated when they find they’ve wasted their time. Visible retractable barrier posts and barrier tape aid visitors with locating queue spaces.
Choosing the right Retractable Barrier
It’s important to understand your own requirements and what you need. If you’re looking to set up a professional queue system, retractable barriers like our Tensabarrier® Advance Posts offer a sleek and modern solution which rarely clash with a location’s aesthetic.
Alternatively, if you need a temporary outdoor queue, the Tensator® Popular Posts are an ideal choice. Manufactured from lightweight plastic, it can be deployed in different areas for a variety of applications. If staff need to prohibit access to certain areas quickly these retractable belt barriers offer a fast and temporary workaround.
Finally, many of our retractable barrier tapes and posts can be customised to meet your requirements. Adapting colour schemes will personalise the product for your business without reducing the integrity of the product.
If you only have limited floor space, look at our range of wall mounted retractable barriers for an alternative solution.
How do I purchase?
The Tensator® UK shop allows you to make purchases online with free next-day delivery. All product pricing is shown on the website, and the overall cost will be calculated in your basket. If you need to order a large quantity of retractable barriers for a project, please contact our sales team directly for a quote.
Choose from our range of Tensator® retractable barriers and set up your customer queue tomorrow.