New Barrangaroo ferry terminal secured with double diamond safety barriers

The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) supplied and installed their S04-1
DD double diamond safety barriers at the entry to the new ferry terminal in
Barrangaroo, Sydney. The requirements from the state government client were
very demanding since the installation involved issues of public safety. The
safety barriers had to address concerns about high volumes of pedestrian
traffic at peak times.

The brief sought a safety barrier that met the relevant requirements of
Australian Standard AS 4687-4007 for Temporary Fencing and Hoardings: The safety
barrier had to comply with The Simulated Climbing Test, The Impact Test, The Foothold
Aperture Test and The Wind Force Overturn Test.

ATDC successfully passed all the stringent tests
at an independent NATA testing facility in Sydney (except The Wind
Overturn Test, which couldn’t be properly conducted as the safety barrier had
an open grille design).

The only one of its type in Australia that is safety rated and compliant
under the relevant Australian Standards, ATDC’s portable safety barriers
already hold an independently certified WHS certification rating under the
relevant Australian OHS legislation.

Following the certification, ATDC was officially specified by Cox
Architects for the prestigious state government project. ATDC worked closely
with Cox on all design aspects of the installation including finding the
optimum way of configuring the safety barriers so they could be stored in the
most space-efficient way. The project managers on the job were Gartner Rose.

The design brief wanted some sections of the safety barrier to be
lockable while other sections remained open at the same time to control
pedestrian flows during peak periods.

The safety barriers at Barrangaroo were installed at a height of
2400mm, the maximum height available being 2520mm. Other height options are
available on request while the width is unlimited. Each of the safety barrier
spans at Barrangaroo measured approximately 8500mm wide.

ATDC’s safetybarriers combine high safety benefits with technological advancement. Special
features include compliance for emergency egress under the Building Code of
Australia (BCA) where required; innovative double lattice mesh preventing
persons from reaching through the safety barrier; and different options for
seamless secure down-locking mechanisms.

Trackless, fully mobile and portable, these steel constructed safety
barriers can span unlimited widths without needing any overhead support
structure. An option for aluminiumsafety barriers is also available from ATDC.

ATDC’s portable safety barriers are ideal for securing temporary
tenancies, pop-up stores, warehouse loading areas, work-safe areas and
construction sites, providing access control for public utilities and
government facilities, and ensuring crowd control for public venues among many

ATDC’s safety barriers are now sold in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide,
Perth, Canberra, Newcastle, Geelong, Townsville and Darwin as well as in all
regional centres across Australia.

For further information on ATDC’s premier grade
safety barriers, please contact toll free from anywhere in Australia on
1800657435 or visit ATDC’s website.

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