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Crowd Control

Crowd Control products generally include barriers designed for use in areas where access by people needs to be controlled. These generally include belt barriers, which are useful in offices and production facilities, or rope barriers for a more executive look. For outdoor applications, we recommend using plastic barriers or trellis barriers.

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Belt barrier clip for crowd control

What is crowd control? 

Crowd control is a catch-all term for products and techniques that 'manage' the movements of staff, customers or members of the public. The three most common types are: 

  • Keeping people away from an area. This can include blocking off a suitable distance from an exhibit, piece of machinery or even doorways, lifts and staircases. 
  • Marking out walkways and queue areas. This can be found in warehouses, where a walkway may be separated from a forklift/pallet truck path, extending a queue area outside a club or restaurant, or managing customers in a bank, post office or other busy customer areas. 
  • Highlighting and blocking off hazard areas. Use cases here include marking out trip or fall hazards, water or oil spills awaiting clean-up and other areas that might present a risk of injuries such as roadwork or construction sites. 

 What kind of crowd control system is best for me? 

 If you have are looking for subtle but effective control for a higher-end, more luxurious area (like a nightclub, VIP area, art gallery or museum, for example) then a rope barrier is the best option for you. Available in a variety of rope colours and with metal stanchions and bases, these barriers lend a sense of grandeur to the area, whether you are blocking off doorways, specific seating areas, exhibits or even using longer runs to form queue areas. 

If you need a more clean, clear and professional solution, you might want to look at retractable belt barriers. They are easy to deploy, alter or remove quickly, allowing you to form new queuing areas when required or allow temporary access for machinery, personnel or goods in industrial settings. 

When marking out hazards or setting up short-term walkways, you should consider temporary barriers. These include trellis-style barriers in highly visible colours, ideal for preventing pedestrian access to roadworks or building sites, plastic crowd barriers which are well suited to external use in high-traffic areas, and chain and post sets, which are available in red and white or yellow and black stripes to present a clear, versatile barrier.

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