Pedestrian fencing to protect students in high traffic locations
ENCAT was chosen to supply pedestrian fencing to the local civil works company that won the contract to install new safety fencing for Northern Beaches Council on the busy Pittwater Road. We had manufactured and supplied new steel pedestrian fencing to current RMS specifications. The area chosen for this installation was the median strip that separated Narrabeen Sports High School and the retail shopping area on the opposite side of the main road.
The local council has already designated the area to be a 40km/h zone during peak school times & had installed safety speed cameras on this strip of main road to try and protect students in the area coming or leaving school.
The next step they took was to use pedestrian fencing on the media strip to control the flow of students trying to cross the road to get to school. By installing safety pedestrian fencing panels on the main road in this manner the school & council can force students to move from a bus stop to the correct pedestrian crossing on the road.
It will stop the students from trying to run directly across the main road to get to the retail stores on the other side or bus stop locations. Pittwater Road is one of the busiest main roads on the Northern Beaches and there are pedestrian accidents on this road.
Installing pedestrian fencing at night time on a main road
The ENCAT team produced the required pedestrian fencing panels in our factory in NSW & arrived at the site at night time to begin the installation process. Installing pedestrian fencing at night time can reduce the potential risk associated with dealing with day time traffic volumes while making it easier to work with heavy moving equipment.
This is an example of the service we can provide with our RMS Pedestrian Fencing that we manufacture and supply in Australia to civil works contractors. We make sure every small detail is looked at, including the required safety needs to install them efficiently.
Why was pedestrian fencing needed in this location?
Pedestrian fencing was required on this main road site because on one side there are bulky goods retail stores, service stations, and bus stops. On the other side is the Narrabeen Sports High School. With up to three lanes of traffic flowing in each direction, Pittwater Road is a good example of how important pedestrian fencing can be to maximise safety.
By putting this type of metal physical safety barrier it deters anyone from considering a direct crossing of this busy road. It will force pedestrians to use the purpose-built traffic light crossings.
Pedestrian fencing installed in NSW Northern Beaches suburbs
ENCAT supplied the Northern Beaches Council with our Australian made RMS compliant Pedestrian Fencing which was installed at this popular stretch of road on the Northern Beaches.
We supply all types of RMS Pedestrian Fencing safety barrier products.