About our Post and Chain Barriers
Easy to set up and extremely versatile, post and chain systems are used ubiquitously for crowd and queue management. Being made from hard-wearing plastic they are simple to clean and take up very little space when not in use. Unlike metal chain options they do not rust, meaning they can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Ideal uses for post & chain sets
These plastic barriers are ideal where it needs to be visually apparent that a space is a restricted area due to the high contrast colours of the posts. As mentioned previously, they can be used both indoors and outdoors meaning they are often used at car parks, outdoor events, garage forecourts, shop floors and maintenance areas.
Being easy to manoeuvre when compared to other queue management barriers, they can be set up in a matter of moments when required. This combined with the fact they are made from extremely durable materials makes them ideal for both short and long term crowd control management.
How many posts will you need?
Our standard sets come with 10m chain and either 4 or 6 posts. This is a good ratio to aim for in terms of the spacing between posts and how taut the chain will look. If you do need more chain we sell it separately in 25m lengths so you can create huge barrier areas.
A great way to work out how many posts you need is to jot a visual down on paper, ideally graph paper, where you can mark out where the posts will be and measure how much distance between the posts. This gives you a quick and easy idea of exactly how many posts are needed for your space.
Which base option should you choose?
Our plastic posts are available with three base options; rubber, concrete and fillable. While all three provide great stability, you may find your environment calls for one option over another.
Rubber bases as the name implies are made from durable rubber and has a low profile close to the ground. This makes them ideal for areas where people are likely to be in close proximity to the bases.
Concrete bases are more sturdy than the rubber option but also much heavier. If you will be looking to move the barriers frequently and can sacrifice a bit of stability then the rubber option is for you. If the posts will be in the same place for a fairly long time then opt for the concrete base.
Fillable bases give you the greatest flexibility. You get to decide what to fill it up with, e.g. water, ballast or sand and also how much to fill it up. When not in use the bases can be emptied making them easier to transport and store than the other alternatives.
Post and chain accessories
As well as the range of kits we offer, we also sell individual 25m lengths of chain that is available in red/white or black/yellow colour combinations. These can be cut to the length required and used alongside our optional hooks and links to attach to posts, creating sectioned off areas over a large distance. When not in use the chain can be bundled up so takes up very little space.
If you need help choosing the right post queue barrier, please get in touch by calling 0844 800 1020 and our team of experts will be on hand to help.