Using Decorative Bollards to Protect Educational Facilities

There are many areas where vehicles and pedestrians come into close proximity. None of these situations is as essential or emotive as a school or other educational facility. Typically, the people attending are younger, less experienced and easily distracted which can have fatal consequences. There are also other aspects to consider, such as vehicular access, security, and parking concerns. All of these problems can be solved by using the correct kinds of bollards, but they are ugly to look at and uninviting. Fortunately, there are decorative bollards available that are both functional and stunning to look at. Let’s take a closer look at how these kinds of bollards can be used to make educational facilities safer.

Perimeter Security

We all want our children to be safe, and perimeter security is vital to protect student drop off points. These areas can become slippery in colder or wetter weather leading to an increased chance of a vehicle losing control. Adding a more imposing physical barrier such as a brick wall would be impracticable as it would slow down student foot traffic and delay class starting times. A series of bollards can solve this problem by increasing visibility and offering a physical barrier to protect pedestrians.

Clearly Defining Pedestrian and Road Boundaries

A decorative bollard is a great way to set a clear boundary between a foot traffic area and a vehicular one. High visibility or reflective bollards can be used to ensure that the boundary is clear in low light conditions or at night for evening classes. This can also help with security as areas bordering the facility can be lit at night to increase visibility. When used in conjunction with appropriate signage and road markings this is also a great way to mark areas for authorized traffic only.

Using Removable Bollards at Entry Points

Having removable or collapsible bollards fitted at entry points offers a lot of flexibility for a site manager. Access to these areas can be granted or denied as required by officials at the school. A prime example would be a school trip where multiple buses for classes of students could necessitate the removal of bollards for easier organization when getting on and off the bus. In the event of an emergency where vehicles are in attendance, it would be helpful to remove bollards to allow easier access for emergency personnel. On the perimeter of the school, bollards could be raised to increase security or to prevent a vehicle leaving the area.

If you need decorative Removable Bollards for your site contact us here at Image Bollards. We can supply and install a wide selection of proven security and safety equipment including decorative bollards. All of our products are manufactured to be compliant with Australian safety regulations. Our sales team are looking forward to discussing your unique requirements in more detail.