Temporary Barriers

Our Temporary Barriers are ideal whenever a barrier is required for a short term deployment. Popular examples include protecting pedestrians from road works, or managing queues in an out of buildings. Our temporary barriers are all manufactured to the highest standards to ensure top level safety over a long lifespan.

Temporary Barriers - More Information


temporary chain post barrier

What are temporary barriers?

Temporary barriers are barriers used for managing queues and crowds, as well as protecting pedestrians traffic, road works and other hazards. They are deployed quickly and easily, then either moved to another site or stored when no longer required.

How do temporary barriers work?

Temporary barriers provide a physical barrier so that pedestrians are kept away from prohibited and hazardous areas such as traffic and construction sites - the barrier could be in position for hours or weeks, as needed. Their brightly coloured markings act as a visual 'no go' / safety sign. Some temporary barriers work in other ways, such as providing a screen to protect workers from viruses and other germs.

What are the benefits of using temporary barriers?

Temporary barriers protect workers, pedestrians and others, helping employers to meet their health and safety responsibilities and minimising the risk of serious injury. They also keep people away from unauthorised or restricted areas.

Because temporary barriers are not bolted into position, they can be quickly and easily deployed for events / temporary works, and used on different parts of your site. They can also be removed and stored when not in use.

Their highly visible markings give a clear hazard warning and let visitors and employees know that safety is being taken seriously.

Which temporary barriers are in the First Mats range?

First Mats has a wide range of temporary barriers with many different designs and types to choose from.

Managing queues and crowds

For queue management, our Chain Post Set is available with a concrete filled, hard rubber or round hollow base. For extra stability, even in strong winds, our Heavy Duty Chain Post Set has a strong concreted base.

    If space is limited, our Wall Mounted Belt Barriers, in hazard strips and plain stripes are a neat solution; they have the added advantage of being easy to install and use.

    Space saving is also a feature of our strong steel Flexible Trellis Barrier, in either a heavy duty and lightweight version, as the extended barrier can be closed up when not in use. The Heavy Duty Extendable Barrier is much larger than these trellis barriers and is manufactured from ultra-strong but light aluminium. In fact, it's light enough for one person to carry and deploy easily.

    HDPE (high density polyethylene) is another popular material choice for temporary barriers. Strong and lighter than metal barriers, it is used in our Plastic Crowd Barrier in Grey HDPE, for example.

    Traffic management

    We have several temporary road barriers in our collection, designed to be safe and stable even in poor weather conditions:

    • Chapter 8 Plastic Road Barriers 
    • Temporary Barrier Board System
    • Water Filled Pedestrian / Traffic Barrier
    • Outdoor Folding HDPE Pedestrian Safety Barrier

    All have highly visible red and white markings and conform to relevant road safety / road works Standards.

    Hygiene measures

        Finally, our Freestanding Table Top Workstation Divider, for use in offices on desks and in meeting rooms, is a great way of protecting staff from airborne germs, as is our Freestanding Protective Clear Workstation Divider.

        Why buy temporary barriers from First Mats?

        We provide comprehensive information about the different types of temporary barriers, including safety features, materials and dimensions.

        Our team can guide you through our range of quality, durable temporary barriers, and make sure you get the best value from money. We pride ourselves on offering the best quality product at a competitive price, backed up excellent customer service that’s earned us a Five Star rating from Trustpilot. 

        To find out more about any of the products in our collection of temporary barriers, speak to the friendly and knowledgeable team at First Mats today.


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