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Dive into the world of temporary fencing solutions with the Fortress Fencing blog, your trusted source for everything you need to know about temporary fencing, barriers, accessories and more. Whether you’re a professional in the field or an individual seeking practical solutions, our blog is a comprehensive guide, offering valuable insights and advice on the selection and utilisation of temporary fencing for a variety of applications.

Explore our in-depth articles that encompass a broad spectrum of topics. These range from choosing the right type of temporary fencing for specific projects to practical tips on installation and upkeep. Learn about the latest trends in safety barriers, discover innovative applications of temporary fencing across different sectors, and get the first look at the newest additions to our product range.

Join our journey in creating safer, more efficient environments with every insightful post we share.

Fortress MASH compliant concrete barriers

By the 31st December 2020, any temporary safety barriers used on Australian roads need to comply with a set of testing criteria known as MASH. This transition from the existing test criteria to new MASH standards has been going on since 2017 and is soon to become mandatory at the end of this year.

A water fillable barrier that is great for rental companies

The Lo-Ro has a stout design for maximum stability and durability. This reduces the clear zone requirement which provides an additional margin of safety for construction crews in the work zone. When full of water it weighs 726kg, and when empty weighs 72kg.

Our specialist team of barrier experts can provide all the documentation you require along with a fast quote and estimated delivery times.

Modular anti-gawk screens for concrete and plastic barriers

Concrete and water filled barriers are a key part of any work site. Tough, sturdy and seriously heavy, they serve to protect workers from vehicles – and protect the public from the work zone.

So what’s the solution? How do you get a water filled barrier with a fence panel in one unit? Well, conveniently, we can help!

VicRoads Approved Barriers

Make sure your barrier is approved for road use in Victoria. Aside from keeping your workers safe, you need to ensure you’re meeting other compliance obligations too. Any contractors working on the declared road network in Victoria need to ensure they’re using a product that is in line with the VicRoads standards for safety barriers.

RMS Approved Temporary Barriers: Concrete and Plastic

The RMS website contains a list of MASH tested products that are accepted by RMS. This includes water filled barriers like the Armorzone and Lo-Ro and more heavy-duty concrete barriers like the Deltabloc. 

Confused? We can help you choose the right barriers that are accepted by RMS and that are best suited to your project. 

Concrete Barriers: Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve probably seen a few brand names on barriers as you drive past roadworks or construction zones.

At Fortress we sell and recommend the Deltabloc concrete barriers: these are fully approved, tough, tick all the boxes, are freight friendly, easy to install, reasonably priced and fit a wide range of crash cushions.

Is it better to buy or hire water filled barriers?

Having spent decades in the industry providing fast, cheap and effective fencing and barrier solutions to contractors, we’re not going to pull the wool over your eyes.

Our team have experience on both sides of the fence, so to speak – with years of experience in both hire companies and in sales. So, we know a thing or two about cost/benefit ratios and return on investment. If you’re wanting to hire water filled barriers, give our Fortress Fencing team a call first.

The 4 types of fencing your construction site needs

Depending on the area and considerations such as the type of traffic, the type of protection/security, and the permanence of the barrier, there are four main types of barriers to choose from.

Depending on the area and considerations such as the type of traffic, the type of protection/security, and the permanence of the barrier, there are four main types of barriers to choose from.

Fix your site security problems with Fortress Fencing

Having proper security in place on construction sites is essential to ensure you protect your valuable assets.

Whilst no solution is 100% foolproof, there are 3 things you can do to ensure your site is protected against damage, theft and vandalism. 

What to look for in a crowd control fence

Crowd control fences or barriers are a simple, cheap and effective solution for keeping people in designated areas and out of harm’s way. They are great for worksite safety, changed pedestrian routes during road works, event management and creating temporary pathways.

Crowd control barriers are a simple and affordable safety precaution that can be purchased, delivered, set up and packed away quickly and efficiently. But how do you know which barriers to buy?

Fencing tips to immediately improve your site safety

Construction and civil professionals use temporary fencing on all types of jobs. From small residential builds to huge infrastructure projects, temporary fencing is an important part of running a safe and compliant site.

Checking and managing these 3 things as a ‘best practice’ approach will go a long way to safeguarding your temporary fence against collapse or damage.