An on-board crash cushion system is a device set up on the back of worksite vehicles or vehicles intervening on the roads / motorways, downstream from fixed works or at the end of mobile works.
It controls impact and avoids vehicles becoming trapped under the chassis of the lorry. It thus protects users suffering a loss of control of their vehicle, as well as agents working on the site and fitted equipment.
Crash cushion systems are safety devices positioned in front of very rigid obstacles (bridge piers, toll promontories, etc) or obstacles with a weak front section (end of metal or concrete guardrails), with a view to limiting or eliminating damage to the occupants of any vehicles hitting these obstacles.
Safety barriers are restraint systems installed along roadsides to limit the consequences of a vehicle leaving the road. This term is commonly used in to designate crash barriers with a high level of containment: H1, H2, H3 or H4 as specified by EN 1317-2.
A road closing allows us to stop wild animals coming onto a section of a road or motorway. It thus avoids accidents linked to the striking or avoidance of animals on the road by protecting them from road traffic.
Road closings are particularly suited to road, motorway or rail stretches, as well as the perimeters of car parks, golf courses, hunting reserves, green spaces, private properties, etc…
Trims are made using an aluminium modular system, often powder coated, placed horizontally on the edge of engineered structures in order to improve their aesthetic appearance. Some trims are equipped with gutters.
Road restraint system is the official term used for protective measures installed along roadsides aimed at preventing vehicles from leaving the road. The crash barrier is a road restraint system.
A spillage barrier is a system installed above a restraint system for roadsides or other structures. It restrains vehicle loads in the event of an impact.
Motor cycle barriers are installed as part of the lower part of a restraint system. Its purpose is to reduce injuries to motorcyclists that skid off the road and hit the crash barrier.
The EN 1317 European Standard falls under the European Construction Products Directive.
The EN 1317-5 standard (Requirements with regard to products, sustainability and compliance evaluation) is aimed at CE marking of road protection equipment, in particular safety barriers, crash cushion systems, barrier transitions and ends.
To obtain this accreditation, the equipment must meet the requirements set out in the corresponding technical standards (“crash-test”) for the mark in question (e.g.: EN 1317-2 for safety barriers), as well as undergoing an audit of the production process as defined in the EN 1317-5 standard.
Road safety equipment includes all the materials, products and systems used in road safety and in ensuring the comfort of road users.
A pedestrian parapet is protective barrier placed at the sides of a structure: viaduct, bridge or crossing, in order to prevent pedestrians from falling off the structure. Although there are several types of pedestrian parapet, their construction implies that they must not be easily climbable or allow children to slip between any gaps in their components.
The term Wooden Barrier is often used slightly incorrectly to mean crash barriers that combine wood and metal. Under no circumstances should the latter be confused with a 100% wooden barrier, which is not suitable as a roadside crash barrier. Wood-metal barriers offer a restraint system that integrates perfectly with the environment. They are made using two materials: side panels and posts in galvanized steel and wood cladding. For example: the MB1 and MB2 barriers. See also Wood-Metal Barriers.
Crash barriers are restraint systems installed along road sides to limit the consequences of a vehicle leaving the road. Various types of crash barrier are available in different materials and with different levels of containment. In , the term barrier is often used to refer to structures with an N1 or N2 level of containment as specified by EN 1317-2.
Wood-metal barriers offer a restraint system that integrates perfectly with the environment. They are made using two materials: side panels and posts in galvanized steel with wood cladding. For example: the MB1 and MB2 barriers. See also Wood-Metal Barriers.
Here are the modalities for applying CE marks to road protection devices
An anti-freeze road protection system is a permanent device which detects meteorological conditions liable to cause ice to form on the road and releases anti-freeze liquid on request. This system is monitored and activated remotely.
Industrial safety systems are protection devices designed with direct inspiration from road safety systems. They are designed to separate the movement of different objects and individuals: HGVs, forklift trucks, pedestrians, etc, within an industrial area: factory, logistics platform, etc.