It is also ideal for narrow road widths. The slim system width of 30cm and the low working width W1 are important determinants, if little space is available. Each element is anchored with only four anchor pins, which can easily be installed and removed. For operator safety, installation also reduces hand arm vibration due to limited need to use hand tools when pining the Varia-guard.
The interlocking coupling means that there are no loose parts, which prevent unauthorised removal of pieces and protects fully against vandalism. The large contact areas with integrated elastomer pads result in a low surface pressure.
The benefit brought to the project was that the barrier creates a much smaller overall footprint in comparison to the steel barrier, this has then allowed the project to increase works area by 400mm along the spur, which in turns increases the safety zone of that works area for the operational teams.
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Impact on local traffic and parking is perhaps the biggest cause of frustration with the construction industry. Proactive management and communication will avoid, or at least minimise this, by keeping the public up to date regarding site traffic. Public highway works are also major sources of public irritation and complaint. If possible, road closures should be shared with utilities to avoid multiple closures. Numerous additional cars parking nearby will inevitably have a negative impact on neighbours.
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