Energy Absorbing Bollards – Providing a Safeguard

With the number of near misses between cars and commuters at an all time high, and seven people struck by vehicles while trying to get off the tram just this year, the need for increased security and protection measures is imperative.

About 40 percent of collisions happen in situations where barriers were not installed. Partnered with Yarra Trams, Australian Bollards is committed to bringing the percentage of car and tram collisions close to zero.

Installation and maintenance are our top priority with the most recent engagement being the replacement of an energy absorbing bollard (EAB) at tram stop 29 on St Kilda Road.

The energy absorbing bollard (EAB) is designed to halt vehicles weighing 1700kg while travelling at speeds of up to 65 kilometres an hour. Located across work zones, low speed roads and high foot traffic areas to protect pedestrians from hostile vehicles.

Its shock absorbing capabilities comes from the VVH Grade Polystyrene foam making it compliant with AS/NZS 1698:2006.

Installed at a sub-surface level, the AB-EAB comes in a galvanised steel and powder coated finish to provide an aesthetically pleasing touch to the product.

The AB-EAB is the benchmark bollard when you are looking to protect critical infrastructure, public transport hubs, tram stops, busy intersections, construction site loading docks and general asset protection or are just looking to upgrade your public bike storage or parking spaces on the metro train network and near schools or universities.

Engineered to save lives the energy absorbing bollards are designed, developed, and manufactured in Australia.

Contact the team at or speak to a team member on +613 9459 3488.

Keep it safe. keep it Local. Keep it Australian made.

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