Meeting the Standards of Security
by: NJM Group Marketing on
Australian Bollards provides a range of products for HVM (Hostile Vehicle Mitigation). The strongest ones can stop a truck, and in order to prove it, the bollard designs are crash-tested using a special vehicle towing rig.
PAS 68 and IWA 14-1 are industry standards for testing how bollards hold up against vehicle impacts. The documents lay out the procedure for testing the bollards, including specifying vehicle mass and impact velocity.
The strongest bollards are typically those with a lot of sub-surface mass, like the tip of an iceberg sticking out of the ocean. However, it is possible to create shallow-mounted and even surface-mounted bollards that are rated to stop serious vehicular threats. In addition to the standard fixed and retractable bollards, Australian Bollards now offers cutting-edge horizontal sliding bollards, which allow a movable bollard to be used without the need for deep excavation.
For locations such as government buildings, airports, and shopping centres, protection from VBIEDs (Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices) is an important consideration. For such applications, the placement of the bollards is as important as their resilience, since they must stop the vehicle far enough from the building to minimize explosive damage.
Vehicular terrorism has been an issue in Europe and Australia, prompting the installation of bollards in many cities to protect pedestrians. Australian Bollards has worked to upgrade the security in many places around Australia to keep such attacks from happening again.
For more information about our range of PAS 68 and IWA 14-1-rated bollards, visit our website or call +613 9459 3488 today.