Barricades are an important part of work area safety that protect workers, visitors and the general public. If there is a potential hazard, signs must be visible at all times and when necessary, appropriate barricades must be in place.
Barricade means an obstruction to deter the passage of persons or vehicles. Barricades should be inspected daily (or more often) to ensure they are still in place and working as intended.
A barricade outlines or blocks a dangerous area and warns of a boundary not to be crossed to ensure employee and public safety. It is an obstruction to deter the passage of persons or vehicles.
Tapes, screens, cones, rope, wire, chains or signs can be barricades if set up properly.
Each year new and innovative products are developed that can improve safety and make it easier to implement barricades at a project. One example of a pedestrian safety barrier is shown below. Image courtesy of Omega Industrial Products (www.omegaindl.com).
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