5 of the Most Common Uses for Pedestrian Barricades

It’s difficult to name the #1 most common use for pedestrian barricades. Why? Simply because so many different organizations use pedestrian barricades for so many different reasons. Construction companies, event promoters, elementary schools, high schools, colleges, go-kart courses, military bases, and police departments all may make use of pedestrian barricades for everyday reasons or for specific functions during events. Among all the versatile uses for plastic barricades, we have found that our customers tend to value them for these five reasons most of all:

Construction

Pedestrian barricades are essential for many construction projects. After all, the last thing any organization would want is for a pedestrian to accidentally wander into a live construction site. At OTW, we’ve designed a line of construction barricades that are perfectly suited for roadside use. Additionally, we also offer a range of products like barrier fence panels and hazard lights that can further improve the security and safety of a construction zone. 

The billboard barricade is great for organizing queues at festivals.

Delineation/Crowd Control

Sometimes event organizers need to cordon off a restricted zone at a festival, or schools may need to use barricades to reserve a parking area for students or teachers. Pedestrian barricades are effective at separating large spaces because they’re highly visible, very durable, and they can connect together to form a continuous wall. In addition, plastic barricades are safer than metal barricades, which can rust, be tipped over, and form jagged edges that may harm pedestrians or staff members. 

Advertising & Branding

Plastic barricades present businesses and other entities with an excellent opportunity to promote their brand. Not only can consumers customize the color of some barricades, but most can also include unique signs or logos as well. For instance, schools sometimes sell space on our billboard barricades placed around their campus to local sponsors. This way, businesses can gain exposure at popular, high-visibility events like concerts or sports fixtures, and organizations can gain extra income. 

Construction companies have also used barricades with added fence panels and custom printed covers to promote their own business. Plastic barricades are colorful, highly visible, and are a savvy way for organizations to boost their own brand or raise money through advertising. 

Information

Plastic barricades with added signage can not only act as an advertising tool, but they can also be used to post information. For example, our pedestrian barricades are large enough to contain messages –– like directions around campus –– for visitors and new students. Other businesses may use plastic barricades to inform motorists about parking restrictions or time limits. 

Safety

Above all, pedestrian barricades help organizations keep people safe during events, construction, and day-to-day traffic. Whether that’s by directing vehicles, keeping school kids out of restricted areas, or warning motorists of a lane change, plastic barricades are designed to ensure the safety of pedestrians and workers alike. 

Contact the Pros

OTW Safety has years of experience teaming up with organizations and businesses across the country. We design, manufacture, and sell our barricades, and our goal is to deliver quality safety products for our partners. Contact us to get started here, or, for more information about our process and our service, check out our FAQ page

Orange Roadway barriers Used at UC San Diego

Safety

Above all, pedestrian barricades help organizations keep people safe during events, construction, and day-to-day traffic. Whether that’s by directing vehicles, keeping school kids out of restricted areas, or warning motorists of a lane change, plastic barricades are designed to ensure the safety of pedestrians and workers alike. 

Contact the Pros

OTW Safety has years of experience teaming up with organizations and businesses across the country. We design, manufacture, and sell our barricades, and our goal is to deliver quality safety products for our partners. Contact us to get started here, or, for more information about our process and our service, check out our FAQ page