Imagine a forklift backing into your building? That could cause quite a bit of damage, as can any type of heavy equipment. Fortunately, it’s easy to prevent such damage by using bollard posts strategically.
Now you may wonder… what the heck are bollard posts?
They’re posts made out of hollow steel that you can simply place wherever you need a safety zone. Such a zone could be set up to protect work areas as well as buildings and equipment.
Any time a vehicle backs into a bollard post protected area, it will hit the posts rather than the building or the equipment.
And it gets even better. Sure, structural damage is bad enough. But real catastrophe can lurk just around the corner. Bollard posts are even more crucial for protecting areas where flammable materials, batteries, and machines are stored. If a vehicle were to crash into a flammable materials storage area, any “structural” damage might be the least of your worries.
Not only can bollard posts prevent property damage. But they also protect you from liability problems and worse. On top of that, they’re also very economical, especially if you consider the cost of the kind of potential damage that they can prevent.
Bollards are made out of 1/4″ thick steel and then mounted on steel plates that are 3/8″ inches thick. They are super easy to install.
Bollard posts actually can prevent accidents in another way too: Because of their bright yellow baked on powder coating, they’re easy to see — and avoid.
But if you’re still nervous and want to be sure, you can also fill them with cement. Simply remove the black high density polyethylene caps and fill cement into the hollow posts.