Chapter 8 Barriers, Plastic Pedestrian Barrier

What Are the Obstacles in Chapter 8?

Chapter 8 barriers, also known as pedestrian, roadwork, or plastic barriers, are typically used by road engineers, highway engineers, civil engineers, and local authorities to encircle roadworks and construction sites. They ensure a safe working environment by erecting a highly visible safety barrier between the roadworks, the general public, and nearby traffic.


In order to ensure that all street and road works are safe for both workers and the general public, the Safety at Street Works and Road Works' Code of Practice, also known in the industry as Chapter 8 or the Red Book, establishes the standard to assist you in safely carrying out all aspects of street and road works on all highways and roads.

Failure to abide by this code, which went into effect on October 1st, 2014, is unlawful.

It also stipulates that a traffic barrier with a retroreflective red and white barrier sign should be used when a traffic lane is closed for construction. Such barriers must adhere to European and British Standards (BSEN12899-2) and BSEN8442.

The variety of Chapter 8 barriers offered by Crowd Control Solutions fully complies with the HSE's directive on protecting the public, ensuring that you and your site are operating to the highest standards with regard to safety and legal requirements.

Different Types of Chapter 8 Barriers.

Chapter 8 barriers come in a wide variety of brands and are made by numerous different companies. We use Biri Trading UK, the top independent producer of protective gear in Europe. Biri Trading UK, a London-based company, takes pride in its dedication to innovation, research, and development. Details on our top 2 picks are provided below.

Barrier at the frontier.

A high-density polyethylene barrier that has been blown molded.

The fully reflective panel meets specifications.

Flexible linking and easy assembly.

These barriers can be stored and transported easily because they can be stacked.

Stability: This barrier has been tested to ensure that wind stability classes within BS8442 are met. It is designed to be easily deployed on uneven ground or rough terrain.

Available with the option of anti-trip feet to reduce worker/pedestrian accidents.

Chapter 8: Barrier.

Excellent surface traction is provided by feet, which also have an anti-trip option to reduce worker/pedestrian accidents.

Design enables straightforward and useful stacking.

Durability and Robustness - These barriers have been tested to see if they will break, crack, or split by slowly driving a 4000 kg forklift truck over them.