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Oxford Plastics Top 5 Barriers

We’ve been manufacturing safety equipment and signage for more than three decades and have developed particular expertise when it comes to one of our core product sets; barriers.

Ranging from redirecting pedestrians on busy streets, to open-air gigs right through to today’s social distancing requirements, our barriers have helped thousands of projects and kept millions of people safe. Here is a summary of our top 5 barriers:

  1. OxfordWall

    The OxfordWall is designed to be water-filled or sand-filled on-site for strength and durability. When empty, OxfordWall is a light, blow-moulded barrier; it stacks efficiently for easy transport and assembly.

    OxfordWalls are made of UV stabilised polythene and are normally supplied in red or white. Designed for traffic delineation through and around work sites, the OxfordWall can create strong and safe cycle lanes and pedestrian access; crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic and the stringent social distancing guidelines. It is highly visible to road traffic users and is fast and easy to deploy.
  2. StrongWall® Barrier

    The StrongWall® barrier is heavy-duty, robust and strong, providing safe access for pedestrians through highways and construction works. The 18kg base, made from recycled plastics, weights the barrier for strong stability. The walls interlock using a pin and bucket locking system to prevent being dismantled or tampered with.

    The barrier is non-corrosive and non-conductive with compact stacking for easy transport and handling. Colours and customisation are available to ensure the StrongWall represents our clients’ brand.

    This heavy-duty, wind-resistant barrier can help keep cyclists, pedestrians and road traffic separated and safe. This system provides safe access and protection for semi-permanent or long-term use, throughout the year.
  3. StrongFence Barrier

    The StrongFence barrier is an extension of the patented StrongWall® Barrier.

    Enhanced Barrier, 2m tall for use at deep excavations. 100% plastic, non-conductive, used in Street Works & Construction jobs, in sub-stations.
  4. Avalon® Chapter 8 Plastic Safety Barrier

    The Avalon® is our most popular barrier and suitable for pedestrian and cycle lane delineation. It is Chapter 8 compliant and perfect for semi-permanent, temporary and short-term requirements.

    The barrier is available in 2m, 1m and 0.5m wide and can be used on uneven ground; ideal for temporary road surfaces or on non-paved surfaces.

    The barriers are available with the standard Avalon® linking system or the tube end linking system. Different feet can be selected dependent on customer requirements, and this safety barrier is customisable to ensure corporate colours and branding if needed.
  5. SafeGate Portable Gate Barrier

    The SafeGate barrier is designed for use around temporary excavations and commonly used in the communications industry and guarding manholes. Perfect for creating safe access and controlled entry to specific areas, it is ideal for temporary or semi-permanent solutions in environments such as schools, airports and high streets.

    Made from high-density polyethylene and small enough to fit in the back of a van, the SafeGate Barrier is ideal for single person worksites. It is very lightweight and can be erected in seconds.

Oxford Plastics has a long-standing and well-proven reputation in giving the best service and providing superior products to its customers. We manufacture intelligently designed, problem-solving products that make spaces safer, more efficient and effective. We produce safe, secure and compliant products, 75% of which are made from recycled plastic and are 95% recyclable.

Learn more about our products and equipment here, or get in contact with us to see how we can help with your requirements.

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