To the present day, bollards share a large part of our traffic and crowded places security management systems. They are primarily used to control/direct the traffic, whilst used both to delineate vehicles in entering a restricted area and can protect pedestrians from accidents and attacks. Although their appearance and functionalities have altered slightly over the years, the use of bollards dates back to the eighteenth century when old cannons would be buried to its reversed position and repurposed to be used on quaysides to moor the docking ships along.
Later on, cannon bollards came to be referred to as the classic traffic management solution of ‘a big post that stops horse-drawn carts smashing into things and/or killing pedestrians’. This, incidentally, is still the primary point of the things: the City of London Technical Manual specifying that “bollards provide protection to both paving and buildings and offer safety for pedestrians”, as well as noting that historic bollards “reinforce local character”. Today, most of the cannon bollards around the world have been replaced with more modern offerings and wider usage while continuously protecting a number of heritage sites.
Designed with flexibility and simplicity in mind, our Safetyflex Bollards offers customisable features such as colour, height, and finish to suit any heritage-listed sites. The bollard shrouds have the capability to be customised to suit architectural requirements.
View Safetyflex Installations within the heritage sites below.