We have put together a comprehensive range of portable crowd control barriers designed to make light work of setting up queues and restricting access to certain areas of your premises. The majority of our barriers are available with next day delivery and come backed by our no fuss 14 day money back guarantee. We also offer a lowest price promise, so if you see the same product elsewhere let us know and we will beat it.
As the name suggests these barriers are often used to create queues and are seen in airports, nightclubs, cinemas, hotels, music venues, exhibitions and much more. As well as being used for queues outside your business you will often find barriers being used to cordon off displays or VIP areas. A great example of this is in art galleries and museums to stop people getting too close to the exhibits.
As an alternative to being used for pedestrian queue control, we have options for health and safety barriers to ensure the well being of your employees and customers. You will often see these in warehouses and to section off rooms when cleaning is in progress.
Our high-quality crowd control solutions includes systems from well known brands such as Tensator, Queuemaster and Skipper barriers as well as the ProQ range, which is exclusive to Discount Displays.
Queue Management Barrier Types
Retractable Belt Barriers
A similar system to retractable safety belts you find in a car. These can either be floor standing stanchions like the ones you may have seen in airports or wall mounted retractable belt barriers where access may be temporarily restricted; in a museum for example.
They are easy to position and connect up to one another, enabling you to create a queue area in seconds. When not in use, they are portable and take up a small area so can be easily stored.
Some retractable belt barriers are intended for indoor use only, while others may be used either indoors or outdoors. We also offer a range of robust industrial style retractable belt barrier that are intended for outdoor use only. These specialist outdoor barriers are made from durable materials and tend to have heavier bases. For even greater visibility we have twin belt barriers and wide webbing barriers. View our retractable belt barrier page to browse our full range.
You can read our full retractable barrier guide for further information.
Post and Rope Barriers
Traditional rope and post systems are a very popular options, especially to compliment contemporary decor such as at art galleries. They comprise a free-standing stanchion onto which a rope clips using a spring clip and can be easily unclipped to allow temporary access through the barrier. Because of these benefits, they are often used in hotels, nightclubs and reception areas. They are not as flexible as retractable belt barriers since the ropes are a set length, but they are still just as portable and easy to store when not in use. We offer ropes with either a velvet finish or a braided style, with both available in a choice of colours.
Post and Chain Barriers
Plastic post and chain systems are more often used for outdoor events and as safety barriers to safely close off restricted areas. Plastic stanchions are striped for high visibility and bases are either water fillable, concrete base or made of robust rubber. High visibility plastic chain hooks onto the stanchions in seconds.
Consisting of a custom printed banner between two posts, cafe barriers allow you to make the most of your outdoor promotional space and also protect your customers from the wind when sitting outside restaurants, pubs and bars.
We offer PVC, mesh or fabric banner material options and a choice of cafe post styles to best suit your requirements. All banners are custom printed with your design at our in house studio to ensure a ultra high quality end result.
Considerations When Choosing A Queue Barrier
Belt Tape Lengths
When looking to buy a retractable barrier, you will have a decision to make about which belt length option to choose. They vary between 1m to around 9m, the longer length barriers tend to need heavier posts but you can save money since you will need fewer posts. For changeable pedestrian queue control, shorter barriers gives you more flexibility to create different flow solutions.
How Many Posts You Will Need
You will need to work out how much area your barriers will need to cover and then look at the belt or rope length of the barrier. With retractable belts this is fairly obvious as you can just use the belt length and work from that. Ideally you want to go a bit below the maximum belt length to give it a bit of slack in case it is pulled on when in use. For post and rope or chain systems you want there to be a bit of sag between the posts for maximum stability.
No matter which barrier option you go for, a great way to work out how many posts you will need is to draw it out on a piece of paper to scale. We offer a range of bundle options to help you save money when buying a complete barrier solution.
Belt Tape Styles
Most tapes are a standard 50mm deep with some exceptions where a deeper 150mm high visibility tape can be chosen. Tapes can either be plain, in a choice of colours, have a pre-printed safety message such as ‘Caution’ or ‘Keep Out’ or can be printed with your company brand.
Base Weight and Type
Cheaper barriers may have lighter bases that use concrete with a metal cover. The more expensive units will have a moulded base that is kinder to floors and offer greater stability. Outdoor units may have water or ballast fillable bases for extra stability or rubber base for more durability.
Cheaper units, ideal for indoor use, will be made of mild steel, while more expensive units will be made of durable stainless steel which is ideal for indoor or outdoor use.
Safety Brake System
Many of our retractable barriers include a system that means when a belt is released it will slowly retract into the post, rather than snap back, to avoid any danger to bystanders.
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