Wall Mounted Systems
Berry Systems offer a range of safety barriers to prevent expensive damage to walls adjacent to traffic areas. Consideration must also be given to what lies behind any given wall. If it is on the edge of the car park then BS 6399 applies (see sections on floor mounted systems and column mounted systems for perimeters, twice force areas, ramps and split level applications).
With modern building materials getting lighter and lighter, it is important that walls are adequately protected to both minimise damage from traffic flow and, more safety critically, avoid materials being displaced and falling onto pedestrians or vehicles below.
Protection to stairwell walls adjacent to parking or traffic flow areas have been highlighted as a requirement to be considered in the ODPM report of Sept 2002.
Structural damage can be very expensive to repair and all damage, whether structural or cosmetic, looks unsightly and harms the overall image and ambience of the car park. Consideration must also be given to what lies behind any given wall. If it is on the edge of the car park then BS EN 1991 -1-1 2002 Annex B applies. This is the European Standard that has taken over the mantle of BS 6399 Part 1 1996.
Anywhere that could sustain a head on impact should be protected by steel barrier systems such as the examples shown here. If impacts are likely to be glancing blows causing cosmetic damage only, then it would be sufficient to use Rubber Wallguard and D Section systems as illustrated. These also give good protection to the impacting vehicles from light knocks and scratches.
Where walls are directly facing traffic flows longer than 20m or facing down ramps then ‘twice force’ barriers must be used.
We can provide bespoke designs to suit your requirements, please contact our sales department for further info and discuss your needs.