Retractable Safety barriers are aimed at drastically reducing the number of potentially dangerous incidents happening at work or in a public place.
They’re cost-effective solutions which come in an array of different shapes, sizes and designs. And these safety posts should play a crucial part in any health and safety policy.
When should you use a retractable safety barrier?
Their numerous uses include foot traffic diversion, crowd control and the cordoning off of hazards to prevent access. They create a safe, productive environment for staff in a setting like a warehouse, and aid compliance with health and safety regulations.
Retractable safety barriers are not only for places of work you can also use them anywhere the public might go, from hotels to airports, supermarkets and council buildings, to keep people away from hazards such as spillages.
These barriers are ideal for preventing entry or access to an area. They are barriers which are not meant to blend in with the scenery. Available in a range of colours including black and yellow chevron, red and black and white stripes. The more highly visible they are, and the more they stand out, the better.
Retractable safety barriers are not so much about queues, although they can play a part in crowd control, but are about keeping places and people safe.
The benefit of retractable safety barriers is that they are easy to put up to close off an area at short notice. This is vital if someone has spilt something on your floor in a shop or warehouse and you need to set them up in a hurry.
Types of Retractable Safety Barriers
There are two types of retractable safety barriers, both come with a retractable belt:
wall-mounted retractable barriers – the wall-mounted versions can incorporate magnets, allowing them to be attached to racking or an aisle at speed. The other great advantage of these models is that they take up no floor space. Like our posts, they are the safest on the market thanks to our patented brake in the cassette.
Retractable safety barrier posts – functional lightweight plastic or aluminium barriers which can quickly be moved into place to cordon off an area.
Our selection of retractable safety posts are available in high-quality plastic or aluminium and they come in bright UV-resistant colours of yellow or red with matching chevron 2.3/3.65-metre webbing.
They’re now available with standard printed webbing like ‘No Entry’ or ‘Beware Open Pit’.
Our range of retractable barriers are all robust solutions and have a variety of bases available.
Choose from starter kits including sign holders, and posts in red or yellow with matching chevron webbing.
We have super light, and collapsible options to help with transportation and storage and hard-wearing options that suit heavy-duty industrial environments that require a more permanent barrier.
The Safest Barrier
Our Tensabarrier retractable safety barriers are widely known as one of the safest barriers on the market and boast a patented braking system.
Our braking system was an innovative solution to stop the cause of any accidents.
On release, the tape end drops harmlessly to the floor before retracting into the post instead of springing back and causing injury. This is all because of our patented brake, which slows the webbing retraction down. Unlike some, our posts also have anti-tamper tape ends which prevent accidental release of the webbing.
Additionally, our retractable safety barriers also have one of the best topple angles on the market at over 30º, which helps to stop the post from falling over.
In addition, we offer a two-year warranty and free delivery on all products.