Impact and Pedestrian Barriers – Reasons and Standards
At present, many safety barrier designs on the market do not really meet the safety requirements of the on-site working environment, and there have been no official work environment safety barrier norms or standards, because of the lack of on-site safety
Why Do You Need Safety Barriers?
As for the industrial environment where vehicles and pedestrians work at the same time, the on-site workers would get hurt easily. According to HSE's official industrial safety statistics, there are 317 million safety accidents in workplaces around the world, and about 2.3 million people die every year, which means that 6300 people lose their lives every day. These safety accidents often change their whole personal life and family, and they also will cost a large amount of additional money and lose great profit.
Which Standards for Safety Barrier Can Rely On?
At present, many safety barrier designs on the market do not really meet the safety requirements of the on-site working environment, and there have been no official work environment safety barrier norms or standards, because of the lack of on-site safety facilities, effective anti-collision protection for the work environment is insufficient. Measures are not enough. "PAS13 Safety Barrier Design Implementation and Testing Standard" provides expert guidance on how to apply safety barriers to improve industrial environment safety and achieve reasonable internal traffic management, it outlines technical requirements for safety barrier performance and manufacturing, through the standardized anti-collision barrier testing, the product quality and impact protection of anti-collision barriers can be ensured, which can help users choose the responsible supplier and solution, and ensure the maximum benefit for safety investment.
What is PAS?
PAS means Publicly Available Specification and is an official document produced by the British Standards Institution (BSI). A PAS provides independent detailed guidelines on good practice when using a product or process. PAS 13 refers to the code of practice for industrial safety barriers. It is broken down into two sections: the first section provides Health and Safety and Operations managers with details on the correct application of safety barriers at busy industrial facilities. The second section is primarily for safety barrier manufacturers. It covers how to conduct standardized testing of safety barriers for strength and durability, and records results clearly and transparently for customers. PAS 13 is the only code of practice for industrial safety barriers that are recognized globally. It provides the most reliable guide to optimizing safety and improving traffic management for maximum protection in industrial environments.
Why Do You Need PAS13?
At present, many Fortune 500 companies have adopted the PAS13:2017 standard as one of their internal safety implementation standards. Using the PAS13 safety barrier standard, business decision-makers can determine when and where safety barriers are required in the workplace environment, and what type of safety barriers are required. The PAS13 safety barrier design standard provides standardized test methods for safety barrier suppliers so that you can obtain accurate performance grades and purchase evaluations so you can evaluate the safety barrier products provided by suppliers. The implementation of the PAS13 safety barrier design standard by enterprises will help ensure the correct configuration of workplace safety solutions, and ultimately improve the safety of workplaces.
Compliant with PAS13:2017 standard and certified by third-party TUV NORD technical solutions, can ensure:
• Correct product type
• Correct product specification
• Reliable product performance
• Correct installed products location
• Complied with international and local laws and regulations