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    How bollards can improve the safety of children around schools

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    The end of the school year is in sight. With summer holidays on the horizon, there’s no better time to evaluate the safety measures around your school. It’s no secret that the morning drop off can be a bit manic – with so many vehicles trying to manoeuvre in such an enclosed space, coupled with the unpredictable nature of young children, the risk of an incident occurring is significantly increased.

    Here at Bollard Security, we understand the difficulty involved with trying to bring order to these kinds of situations. This is why we provide a wide range of telescopic bollards which you can implement in particularly sensitive zones as part of an effective safety strategy. So, here are a few of the ways that our security bollards can help to protect your students from harm.

    Provide a physical barrier from dangerous drivers

    Our bollards can be used to provide an effective, robust barrier between walkways and street traffic. They’re rigorously tested to ensure they can withstand high impacts, so should the worst happen and a vehicle veers off the road onto the pavement, our bollards will provide a protective barrier for anyone occupying the pavement. It’s thankfully a relatively rare scenario, but it’s never worth the risk when it comes to the lives of children.

    Our bollards also make for effective traffic calming measures when placed in highly congested areas like intersections and public transportation areas, and are an effective way of creating safe zones for students to walk and gather while waiting to be picked up.

    Illuminate walkways

    Bright colours can help to make your bollard more visible from a distance, helping to prevent drivers from accidentally knocking into bollards, and they’re particularly helpful during those darker winter afternoons where visibility is low. They’re the ideal choice for schools that regularly host after-school activities that go on into the evening, as black bollards can all too easily blend into the night.

    One of our most popular products are our telescopic driveway security bollards, which come with a standard galvanised finish, spanning a variety of colours, along with an optional powder coating. Perfect for schools.

    Prevent parking issues

    Let’s be honest, it’s often pretty tempting to try to save time on the school run by parking as closely to the entry points as possible – but obviously, it’s deeply annoying when other people do it (life’s like that sometimes). It’s a common issue, and failing that, it’s not unusual to find people trying to park in unauthorised areas, like on verges, pathways and in areas that cause road blockages, and obstruct traffic. Strategically placed bollards can help to alleviate this issue by providing an effective way to help drivers navigate through traffic and stay within the designated parking lot.

    As you can see, there are a variety of different ways in which implementing bollards can help you to improve the safety and around your school. Here at Bollard Security, we carry huge stock of all types of bollards including parking posts and telescopic bollards. Check out our products online to find out which ones could be the best fits for your business. And if you ever need any guidance or you’ve got questions that need answering, you can call up one of our in-house experts on 01535 509001 – we’re always happy to see how we can help!