Traffic Cones: An OverviewTraffic cones are a common sight on highways, streets, parking lots, and work and construction sites.  They are used to designate “no access” areas and to provide motorists, pedestrians, and workers with warnings regarding the danger of entering these areas.  They are popularly understood and accepted and are thus an effective way of re-directing vehicle […]
Efficient Moving and Storing of Crowd Control BarricadesA number of sites which maintain an inventory of crowd control barricades have found that utilizing carts which have been specially-designed to transport these barriers has resulted in increased time-efficiency, and decreased physical stress on employees. The Tamis Corporation, manufacturer and supplier of Blockader crowd control barricades, has designed two models of portable carts that […]
Steel Barricades Line Up at ParadesIntroduction For cities and municipalities, both large and small, parades are a source of civic pride.  But they are also a crowd management challenge.  Planners not only have to worry about the logistics relating to parade marchers and vehicles (and sometimes floats), but also consider arrangements for those who come to watch the parade – […]
Signage for Crowd Control BarricadesIntroduction Hundreds of thousands of crowd control barricades are in use or in storage throughout the nation.  With barriers being continually rotated in and out of use, any entity which owns barricades has a vested interest in keeping control of its stock.  Because so many barricades look alike, loss – and even theft – of […]
Portable Carts for Steel BarriersIntroduction Portable carts are used to move crowd control barriers around a facility.  They are designed for pulling and lifting steel barriers, and are meant for internal, off-road use within private facilities, not for moving barriers on the open road. With carts, steel barricades can be moved quickly from inventory to their place of use […]
Plastic Crowd Control Barricades: An OverviewIntroduction Traditionally, the crowd control barricades that have been used at various sites and events have been made of steel.  This product has provided both a physical and psychological barrier to potential trespassers. In recent years, the popularity of more lightweight plastic barricades has increased. Plastic barriers are viewed as less labor-intensive, since they are […]
Packing Shipments of Steel BarriersExperience Reduces Damage and Increases Accuracy Introduction For a customer, sometimes the final part of the steel barrier purchase process is the most frustrating or anxiety-ridden.  You may have researched your product selection and done due diligence on you choice of a vendor.  You may have even obtained the best possible price. But when the […]
Gates and Arches for Crowd Control BarricadesIntroduction Valuable accessories to crowd control barricades, gates and arches make steel barriers more functional by helping to channel the direction of crowds.  Arches help crowds see specifically designated areas, while gates allow a line to open up for planned or emergency access at designated points. Gates A gate (also sometimes referred to as a […]
Beware of Inferior Barriers Produced to Achieve Cost-CuttingCustomers who choose crowd control barriers strictly on the basis of price often deal with suppliers that cut corners on quality.  Purchasing lower-cost but lower-quality barriers can often have negative long-term consequences. Experienced buyers of crowd control barricades know the difference between cheap knock-off barriers and high-quality products that meet the standards established for use […]
How to Identify Heavy Duty Crowd Control BarriersA new slide show video presentation on the Blockader website (www.blockader.com/classic-barrier) provides an overview on how to choose quality crowd control barricades, and how to identify companies which supply heavy duty, rust-resistant steel barricades. Because it is difficult to assess crowd control barrier quality based on a picture on a website, Blockader provides information and […]
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