Hardstaff Barriers | Roadside safety gets a boost as pavement licences come into play
Hardstaff Barriers, a division of Hill and Smith Ltd are busy helping organisations to keep pedestrians, customers and diners safe when they are creating new alfresco dining areas when granted a Pavement licence.
A pavement licence is a licence granted by the local authority, which allows the licence-holder to place removable furniture over certain highways adjacent to the premises in relation to which the application was made, for certain purposes. Where a pavement licence is granted, clear access routes on the highway will need to be maintained, taking into account the needs of all users, including disabled people.
This new process introduces a streamlined and cheaper route for businesses such as cafes, restaurants and bars to secure a licence to place furniture on the highway. This will support them to operate safely while social distancing measures remain in place. This will provide much needed income over the summer months and protect as many hospitality jobs as possible.
Why Hardstaff Barriers?
Many removable barriers and/or delineators have been used globally to separate outdoor diners. However, the dangers of our road network to pedestrians cannot be ignored.
This video from the United States shows what can go seriously wrong for pavement dwellers after this accident in New York.
Hardstaff Barriers are now deploying surface mounted products such as their M.A.S.S. Barrier system, Multibloc F & Surface Guard to prevent such dangerous, and potentially fatal accidents in the UK as pavement licenses become more and more prevalent due to covid-19 adjustments.
- Surface Mounted
- High visibility
- Vehicle Roll-on-Roll-Off Stability – M.A.S.S. 1 TESTED TO T2 W5
- No tools required to install
- Protects alfresco diners from vehicles
- Can be painted a colour of your choice
- Fencing options can be added for security measures or to protect from debris from vehicles if needed
- Suitable highway product and crash tested to EN 1317
- Ideal for pedestrian protection where there is large footfall.
- Lightweight Design
- Installation can be achieved across one standard road width with kerbs in just 40 minutes with four people and lifting bar.
- Surface Guard Vehicle Access Point (VAP) option allows for emergency vehicle access if required alongside the flow of pedestrian footfall.
- Security rated to IWA 14
Kathryn Cooper of Hardstaff Barriers commented:
“Seeing businesses able to reopen and maximise their opportunity to not only survive but thrive in some cases during this pandemic, whilst keeping people and property safe has been great to be a part of.”