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7 Features of Plastic Crowd Control Barricades

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A barrier is a barrier is a barrier, right? Actually, no! The reality is that crowd control barricades come in all different shapes and sizes, and they often serve a variety of purposes. A barricade that works perfectly for one event or organization may not be the right fit for another. As such, let’s take a closer look at plastic crowd control barricades and highlight some of the unique features that our models at OTW have to offer. 

High-Quality Material and Durability

When you begin your search for new event barriers, take a look at what material they’re made from. High-quality plastics, like high-density polyethylene, make a great, strong barricade that can resist the effects of bad weather and withstand the test of time. 


In order for barriers to be effective, they have to remain upright at all times! Though this may seem very obvious, it can be very problematic when crowd control barricades fall over and lead to certain dangerous situations. So it is crucial for barricades to be designed to ensure structural integrity and to maintain balance at all times. The best plastic barriers are able to be ballasted with water or sand in windy conditions. Last, but not least, make sure that any crowd control barriers you purchase are capable of standing up on uneven surfaces. You never know where you may have to set up a barrier on a hill or slope! 


One of the most valuable features of a plastic barrier is its portability. Plastic barriers are lightweight enough to move around and rearrange on an as-needed basis. Plus, they’re perfectly suited for use both indoors and out, so they can be deployed virtually anywhere you may need them. 


Not only are plastic barriers easy to move around, but they’re also a breeze to store. Our plastic crowd control barriers are stackable, which means that they can be broken down quickly and stored in an efficient manner when you’re not using them. This not only helps save you time and effort, but also can help you cut down on storage costs. 


OTW crowd control barriers come with interlocking mechanisms that allow organizers to connect them and set up temporary fences. This means they can be utilized standing on their own, or can be connected to form a continuous wall. 


OTW plastic barriers can be customized in a wide variety of colors and designs to suit your branding or event. Additionally, they can be modified with custom signage to contain messages, directions, and even advertisements or branded materials for organizations or businesses. 


Unlike single-use plastic items, OTW’s plastic crowd control barriers are made with sustainable materials and are able to be recycled into other useful items. They are able to last for years without significant maintenance or upkeep. 

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There’s a reason why so many organizations— regardless of industry or size— trust OTW Safety to provide them with high-quality plastic barriers. We offer a wide range of safety products and we have years of experience developing and manufacturing excellent barriers. You can contact us here for more information on our product line or to place an order with us today!