Determine Safety RequirementsOTW Safety has been in the business of improving airfield work zone safety since we started designing the first plastic low profile barricade. We pride ourselves on the quality and durability of our barricades.
When you’re employing a safety plan for an airport construction job it’s important to determine the number of barricades you’ll need for which stages of the project. Airports sometimes keep a stock of low profile barricades but most times contractors are required to purchase them. If you know you’ll need to purchase barricades the next step is to find out how many you need and when you need them.
We suggest studying the key in your construction documents and using a ruler to make an educated guess on the number of linear feet you need to cover with barricades.
Do the barricades need to connect seamlessly or do the requirements allow them to be spaced a certain distance apart? Once you’ve determined the linear feet required, add the number of allowable feet between barricades to the length of one barricade (8ft). Divide the total linear feet by that number and you’ll know how many sections are needed. If the barricades are to be interconnected you’ll lose about 6 inches per barricade where they overlap. In this case divide the total linear feet by 7.5 to find the total number of barricades needed.
If you need help determining how many barricades, flags or lights you’ll need, give us a call. Call (801) 363-7740