Bollard Posts – The Low-Tech and Economical Way to Protect Buildings, Equipment, and Personnel

What happens if a forklift backs into your building? Imagine the damage! Read on to find out how this sort of thing can easily be prevented.

Heavy equipment can cause heavy damage. Fortunately, such damage can be prevented by the strategic use of bollard posts.

Bollard posts? They’re posts made out of steel that can be placed anywhere where you need to create a safety zone. Such a zone could be set up to protect work areas as well as buildings and equipment.

Should a vehicle back into a bollard post protected area, it will hit the posts rather than the building or the equipment. This will prevent the equipment or the building from being damaged.

But that’s only half the story. Sure, structural damage is bad enough. But real catastrophe can lurk just around the corner. Bollard posts are even more crucial for protecting areas where flammable materials, batteries, and machines are stored. If a vehicle were to crash into a flammable materials storage area, any “structural” damage might be the least of your problems.

So bollard posts are an excellent way to prevent property damage and worse. In fact, they’re also very economical, especially if you consider the cost of the kind of potential damage that they can prevent.

The posts themselves are made out of 1/4″ thick steel and they are mounted on steel plates that are 3/8″ inches thick. They also are easy to install since the plates have pre-drilled holes.

They are easy to see as well since they have a bright yellow baked on powder coating. For a greater degree of security, they can also be filled with cement. All you have to do is to remove the black high density polyethylene caps and fill cement into the hollow posts.

They come in various sizes. There are round posts with a diameter of 4, 5, or 6 inches, as well as square posts. They also come in several heights, from 24 inches to 42 inches.