What is an Armco Barrier System?
An Armco crash barrier system consists of two component types, the untensioned corrugated armco rail and the fixing post that holds the armco rail in place. Armco crash barriers work by absorbing the impact of a crash – usually involving a vehicle.
Referred to as an Untensioned Corrugated Beam, the Armco barrier is developed in a ‘W’ shape. It’s this bending shape that allows for impact by slower-moving objects such as cars or bikes. Because the metal of the barrier is bent one way, it’s very hard to bend it the other way, and can therefore withstand more impact energy. The ‘W’ shaped metal rail is then held in place using a number of vertical posts and help to absorb the impact from behind the strip.
Whilst the easy installation process makes Armco crash barriers the ideal solution for protecting large areas such as stretches of road and motorway; they are increasingly used in ‘offroad’ (not on the public highway) situations.
The versatility and ability of Armco barriers to tailor the size, length and corners means they can be used in car parks, warehouses, factories and industrial plants where low speed low impact collisions between vehicles, machinery and people often occur. In short, armco crash barriers protect customers and staff, vehicles, machinery, and buildings inside and out.
Why Choose CT Safety Barriers
CT Safety barriers have been designing, manufacturing and installing off road Armco crash barriers for over two decades. Using our own production and manufacturing facilities means armco barriers are manufactured with military precision and delivered fast thanks to extremely quick turnaround times. Being one of the only companies in the UK that have their own ARMCO production facilities has enabled us to maintain our reputation as an industry leader. Also, being ISO 9001 certified means exceptional customer service is at the core of everything that we do.
With decades of expertise working with armco crash barriers, we are also well placed to advise on the best solutions - something which our customers value greatly. Protecting your property is important. This is why we also provide a tried and tested armco barrier delivery and fitting service to make the entire experience as simple as possible.
The expert insight that we provide, from advising on the most appropriate resolution for each situation, to drawing up a tailored plan that helps to achieve your objectives, has resulted in much repeat business. We have found that this, combined with being able to manufacture on site helps to set us apart from the suppliers that offer crash barriers.
We have recently completed a large project for the new Crossrail Depot in White City, London. As you can see from the images below, we designed and installed high-quality safety and protection items, which includes crash barriers that were galvanised in our own warehouse, to secure the property which will open with the new Elizabeth line in December 2019.
No job for us is too big, or too complicated! Contact us today using our online form for a free online quote!
Building Your Armco Barrier System
Unsure about what kind of Armco barrier system will meet your need? Confused about what type of post is most sutied for your installation? That is why we’re here. Delivering a full life-cycle service, from initial consultation to production and then fitting, we will spend time getting to know exactly what your requirements are, which will enable us to advise on the best course of action. Let us handle the entire process for you!
Manufactured to British Safety Standards with top of the range machinery, crash barrier that we produce can be done to exact length or thickness, used as single or multiple height barriers, while the legs can include handrails to protect pedestrians and can either be bolted or cast into the ground.
We offer you a number of armco crash barrier supports, from the RSJ, Z-Type, and Spring Steel Buffers, though due to having our own production centre, we can customise to meet your exact objectives and ensure timely delivery.
Terminal ends for your Armco barrier
CT Safety Barriers supply terminal ends to suit every Armco purpose and applications. Should they need to be pedestrian-friendly, we can incorporate armco posts, Pedestrian Ends or Plastic End Caps, powder-coated in any colour. Contact us for further information on the terminal ends we stock.
We also now supply safety barrier ends as well as Polymer fishtail, Pedestrian ends and Plastic end caps for posts, these are available in both yellow or black.
Using corner ends allows us to produce crash barriers that change direction and are available in a variety of different angle. These corners are available in 90 & 45 degrees, however, if you need your barriers to go in a different angle, the flexible corners are added to the system.
An Armco crash barrier to address every kind of situation
Being one of the UK’s leading suppliers & manufacturers of crash barriers and crash barrier attachments, we have developed a wealth of experience to ensure your needs are met every time you place an order. Quick delivery on all crash barrier system items is guaranteed to destinations throughout the UK.
When it comes to manufacturing the ideal armco barrier system for your solution and to provide the desired protection, we cater for almost all circumstances and applications. The installation of Armco Barriers increases the security within a area. Railings will provide protection to pedestrians, vehicles and buildings from damage that could be caused by a collision or impact. With the crash barriers themselves being galvanised right here in our UK based product facility, they are suitable for a wide range of applications including:
External Safety With Armco
Our standard crash barriers are extremely versatile and made from corrugated steel which is a key factor in making sure that each Armco barrier can suitably protect pedestrians in the event of any crash. Typical scenarios include supermarket car parks, Multi-storey car parks, Business car parks and more!
Whether these are with our steel hoop barrier system, which can line the sides of pavements or car parks segregation which are often used in supermarket parking bays, each of our products serve an effective purpose.
We even provide manhole safety guard rails which prevents people falling down them, just like we did for the industrial site at Knostrop in Leeds.
Internal Safety With Armco
From industrial zones, warehouses and distribution centres, to offices we make each part of the building safe by identifying any potential risks and installing the necessary safety barriers, handrails and bollards just like we designed for the Cooperative in Motherwell.
We also stock and install safety aids in the form of wheel guides which help HGV vehicles with their loading speeds, while door height restrictors prevent damage to any lorries. Perfect for industrial scenarios.
Our on-site Armco crash barrier production facility allows us to design and custom make any safety product required, so if you need any form on internal safety features just get in contact with us using our online form and we’d be happy to help you.
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Armco Barrier Testimonials
We came to CT Safety Barriers with a very limited knowledge of crash barriers. The team are very knowledgeable and spent the time to really listen to my requirements in order to work out exactly what we needed. Once we had ordered the barriers, they arrived onsite very quickly as promised. We would recommend them in a heartbeat.
Nick - G & O Fencing
We have been using CT Safety Barriers as our main supplier since we set up the business. They are efficient and reactive to our needs which is very important in a busy business. They always meet timescales agreed. I would highly them.
Dale - Edwards Fencing
CT Safety Barriers were awarded the contract to install various safety protection equipment at the new Crossrail Depot in White City, London.
The Crossrail depot will play a critical role in the day to day operations of the brand-new Elizabeth line which is said to fully open in December 2019. The new depot, which begun operations around May 2018...
CT Safety Barriers were asked to install safety barriers and other protection products at the Sludge Treatment Facility in Knostrop, Leeds.
The facility was granted a sizeable investment and proceeded to develop the site into a state-of-the-art sludge treatment and anaerobic digestion facility. When the full development of the facility is finished The facility...
CT Safety Barriers Ltd was asked to design, manufacture and install steel safety products at the cooperative distribution centre in Motherwell.
Co-Op asked us to provide all of the safety products for both the internal side of the site and the external side in order to protect their employees and assets from damage...