Yes, about the only accessory available is the Bollard Sleeve. This sleeve is hollow plastic injection moulded cover that is usually capped off on the top end and designed to slide over solid steel Safety Bollards.
The intended use for the Bollard Sleeve is to help reduce damage to the vehicles, and to the bollard, in the event they collide or simply make an older solid style bollard look like new and increase its visibility. These sleeves also work well with heavy steel bollards in industrial applications that are large diameter pipe filled with concrete. Sleeves are perfect in this application as they are designed to fit over just about any diameter pipe and can be trimmed to length. Once installed, the sleeve gives a plain concrete filled safety bollard an attractive cosmetic facelift that will add to the aesthetics of any building or facility.
Heavy and medium duty bollards are typically constructed from heavy or thin steel pipe depending on the application. Heavier built units will come with square welded base plate that usually has pre-drilled holes for mounting it to the floor. Pre-built steel bollards usually are only available in safety yellow unless specified otherwise.
Economy bollards are made of plastic and do NOT offer the protection that solid steel units do. Plastic units are more for visual safety awareness rather than impact protection and are usually available in a few more colours than steel bollards.
Australian Bollards manufactures from four main material types;
1 - Cast Aluminium
2 - Extruded Aluminium
3 - Stainless Steel
4 - Galvanised Metal
Each of these bollard materials has its own unique characteristics and properties that make the bollard suitable for a particular application. Please contact us to receive an outline for some of these unique bollard material properties and the application the bollards are best suited for. Our bollards are manufactured to high quality standards to be durable, stylish, tough and secure, ensuring any of our bollards can be used in a park, public street or building environment.
With safety (OH&S) and security being key issues in today’s world and applicable to every business, bollards are the ultimate 24/7 solution for either restricting building access or to prevent serious injuries and costly accidents from occurring.
Safety bollards can be used in virtually every application to protect employee work areas, providing visual awareness and physical security to personnel working in the same areas where rolling stock and other hazardous equipment are being utilised. Bollards can be used in the same way to protect machinery and buildings from being damaged. Common building applications include inner building support protection, overhead door opening protection, and to protect corners and walls of buildings or anywhere that building damage could occur.
Over the last few years, there has been an increased use of security bollard to better protect people, property and doorways of buildings around the clock as they are an effective safety measure.
Bollards are more commonly being used to direct both pedestrian and vehicle traffic, mark parking and protect buildings. Bollards are also commonly used to protect doorways; placement of this type of security obstacle means the doorway is safer from the threat of moving vehicle.
Safety bollards are solid vertical posts usually constructed from steel pipe that protect the edge of overhead door openings, supporting beams, racking, personal work areas or any object that is in danger.
Bollards are ideal for protecting car parking bays, buildings and shop fronts. They can also be used to regulate pedestrian traffic flow and delineate pedestrian walkways.
Often, they are simply another form of security to prevent damage by vehicles to include trucks, skid steers, or forklifts in the workplace. Bollards usually are mounted to the floor in one fashion or another and stand vertical as illustrated.
5 - Maintenance of bollard (especially light bollard)
6 - Bollard installation
When considering the purchase of bollards, there are few things in which one should consider to find the perfect bollard for your intended purpose.
If the bollards are for security or protection, a strengthened impact absorbing bollard such as the Maximum Security Stainless Steel bollard by Australian Bollards would be the ideal choice as they provide the necessary strength and resilience. For decorative use on a streetscape or in a public venue, cast aluminium with powder coat finish would be better suited.
Also to be taken into account is the area of installation. If installing a street bollard, then a more stylish bollard is less intrusive appearing and would be the better choice. A powder coat finish can add colour and life to an otherwise dull and lifeless bollard. When placed in a public venue or park where vandalism is a threat, then sturdy cast aluminium or stainless steel bollard could be used in this application.
5 - Maintenance of Bollard (especially Light Bollard)
6 - Bollard Mounting
When considering the purchase of Bollards, there are few things in which to consider to find the perfect Bollard for your intended purpose. For instance, the intended use for the Bollard would be the first to consider.
If the bollards are for security or protection a strengthened impact absorbing Bollard such as the maximum Security Stainless Steel Bollards by us would be the ideal choice as they provide the necessary strength and resilience.
For decorative use on a streetscape or in a public venue, cast aluminium with powder coat finish would be better suited.
Also to be taken into account is the area of installation.
If installing a Street Bollard, then a more stylish bollard is less intrusive appearing and would be the better choice.
A powder coat finish can add colour and life to an otherwise dull and lifeless bollard.
When placed in a public venue or park where vandalism is a threat, then sturdy cast aluminium or stainless steel bollard could be used in this application.
Bollards may be practical, but they aren't always pretty. That is why bollard covers were created. Bollard covers are hollow objects made of a variety of materials such as concrete or plastic that is placed over the short vertical posts that are bollards.
Dress up a bollard; by placing a bollard cover over it, your practical solution for pedestrian and car traffic, public safety and parking now becomes a decorative piece as well.