The safest and most durable barrier on the market

Tensator is the inventor of the original retractable queuing barrier – setting the market standard for crowd control products.

Whether you want to manage your queuing space, or cordon off access to a restricted area, there will be a Tensabarrier® for your needs. Tensabarrier® allows you to enhance space, while reducing risks of costly accidents that could be caused within your business area.

Unlike competitor products, Tensabarrier® has an originally patented braking system that incorporates twin brake shoes. As a result, the webbing falls to the floor upon release before slowly retracting back into the stanchion. Tensabarrier® is one of the safest stanchions on the market and has been designed using the highest quality materials and extensive expertise.



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Enabling accessibility for all

The latest innovation in the Tensabarrier® range has been designed with accessibility in mind. The universal base features the lowest leading edge on the market, allowing you to create a more accessible environment for everyone including users of mobility aids or the visually impaired.

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Why Buy Tensabarrier®?


Optimum Belt Length

Other competitors offer longer belts, but this is only made possible by using thinner webbing, most commonly of lower grade, while keeping the same diameter post. For as long as the post diameters remain the same, longer belts always mean poorer quality webbing, which wear far less well than Tensator’s thicker, better quality material.

Highest Quality Belts

Made from 0.89mm military grade fabric, the Tensabarrier® belts are significantly thicker than other retractable stanchions, meaning it is less likely to suffer from degradation over time. Unlike competitor products the thread on the belts will not unravel if cut. Tensator’s digital dye printed webbing offers a higher quality print.

Height Matters

The Tensabarrier® has been designed and refined over its lifetime to ensure it is at the optimum height. At 970mm / 38” tall, it is deliberately shorter than competitor products to prevent people going under or over it. The Tensabarrier® is harder to knock over due to having a lower centre of gravity and less likely to catch on clothing or bags.

The Thicker The Better

The Tensabarrier® steel post offers flexibility in terms of colours and finishes – something that is limited when purchasing an aluminium post from competitors. The Tensabarrier® post material at 1.5mm is thicker than competitor products at 1.1mm, making it a harder wearing product than cheaper alternatives and less likely to get damaged.

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Safest Barrier on the Market


Safety First

Tensabarrier® is the safest retractable barrier on the market – our cassettes have the most unique braking system on the market the webbing retracts 2.5 seconds slower than its closest competitor; making it the safest solution for your customers.


Anti-Tamper Device

All cassettes have an anti-tamper tape end that prevents the webbing detaching accidentally from the post when pulled out and connected. This connects to all competitor products and is marked with the Tensator® stamp of quality, for instant brand recognition.

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The most comprehensive barrier solution


Metal Post Solutions

Tensabarrier® is the leading barrier on the market for durability and safety. It can be customised to a large range of colours and finishes, and can be specified with one of our many base options to suit your requirements.

Plastic Post Solutions

Tensabarrier® is one of the safest barriers on the market, and our plastic post range is ideal when posts need to be placed outside, or need to be portable and highly visible for health and safety purposes.

Wall Mounts

Tensabarrier® Wall Units are perfect for situations where you want a flexible retractable barrier without taking up any floor space. Great value stylish metal and plastic wall mounted barrier units also feature our patented braking system.

Webbing Options

Made from 0.89mm military grade fabric, the Tensabarrier® belts are significantly thicker than other retractable stanchions. We offer the optimum belt lengths which come in a variety of colours with full colour graphics.

Signage & Accessories

Whether you’re looking to engage with customers or add additional directional guidance to your Tensabarrier® posts, we have the accessories for all types of situations. From merchandising to safety, we have you covered.

Banner Solutions

Tensabarrier® banner solution offers a graphic representation of your brand or company messaging, whilst maintaining a rigid and clear crowd control solution to clearly define areas. Banners can come in a variety of colours with full colour graphics.
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Downloadable Content


Tensabarrier® Brochure

Download our Tensabarrier Brochure that contains an overview of the solution and additional information of what we can offer to your business.



Tensabarrier® Wall Units Flyer

Take a look at our range of wall-mounted units, their features, benefits and applications.

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We understand each business, their requirements and goals are different. With our extensive knowledge and expertise we can help achieve your aims. Complete the form below with your enquiry and we will be in touch.

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Don’t just take our word for it

Tensator® solutions are used across the world in many different environments and for a multitude of applications. Their strength, quality and versatility means their purpose can range from a queuing system, a crowd control aid, a signage solution or a safety barrier.

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