Manual Swing Barrier

Following reports of several accidents involving swing barriers, below is essential safety information aimed at ensuring the secure operation of these installations.


✅ Make sure that the barrier is fitted with a suitable hold open catch for use in the open and closed position

✅ Order the barrier with a high viz end piece to ensure the barrier arm is always clearly visible, use high viz paint to further enhance visibility

✅ Train all users to always secure the barrier in the open and closed position, including checking the latch has properly closed

If you are maintaining a site and you encounter this type of barrier, take the opportunity to conduct a quick risk assessment to determine if the barrier is fit for purpose. If not, offer a solution to the owner of the barrier


✅ The barrier should always be held in an open or closed position and, never allowed to move freely in the wind

✅ Always check that the lock has latched

✅ If there is no high-viz end section please arrange to have one fitted

For further advice or guidance, please do not hesitate to contact us