Last year saw the introduction of new legislation banning smoking indoors across NSW’s 3,700 licensed venues.
The legislation allows smoking in areas that are 25 per cent open to the elements (known as the ‘75/25’ open air provision).
Venue operators have been investing significant effort and expense into improving their gardens and outdoor areas to accommodate the smokers.
One relatively inexpensive product used by some of these venue operators to assist compliance with the 75/25 rules is the mobile trackless trellis barrier available from the Australian Trellis Door Company.
The open-style nature of these expanding steel barriers allows smoke to blow away.
The mobile trackless trellis barrier is mobile and operates on a series of trolleys and castors so that it can be used for the erection of temporary enclosures and wheeled away when not in use for storage out of sight.
This system is available up to a height of 2,500mm, is very economical and provides enormous flexibility allowing the closing off of makeshift and awkward openings, which may be typically very difficult to enclose.
The mobile trackless trellis barrier systems are secured on each end by a slam-lock facility, which locks the barrier to a side fixing point.
Shoot bolts drop intermittently into the floor helping to stabilise the system from sideways movement, especially on uneven areas.
If no suitable side-fixing point exists then one could use ATDC’s removable lockable posts, which lock down onto a laser cut stainless steel plate positioned on the floor creating the required fixing point.