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ATDC Installs Safety Barriers at New Ferry Terminal in Sydney


ATDC Installs Safety Barriers at New Ferry Terminal in Sydney

The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) has recently completed a successful installation of its S04-1 DD double diamond safety barriers at the entry to the new ferry terminal at Sydney’s Barrangaroo.

Safety Barriers Meet Demanding Requirements  

ATDC had to overcome significant challenges to produce a safety barrier of sufficient quality that satisfied the demanding requirements of this state government project. Further information on ATDC’s Double Diamond mesh safety barriers is available on our product page.

Being at the entry to a major utility with high volumes of pedestrian traffic at peak times, public safety was always going to be the primary concern for the government client. It became clear at an early stage that ATDC would have to produce a safety barrier that met the relevant requirements of Australian Standard AS 4687-4007 for Temporary Fencing and Hoardings, In other words the safety barrier had to comply with The Simulated Climbing Test; The Impact Test, The Foothold Aperture Test and the Wind Force Overturn test. ATDC successfully passed all these stringent tests (other than the wind overturn test which couldn’t be properly tested as the safety barrier is an open grille) at an independent NATA testing facility in Sydney. ATDC’s portable safety barrier is the only one of its type in Australia that is now safety rated and compliant under the relevant Australian Standards. ATDC’s safety barriers already hold an independently certified WHS certification rating under the relevant Australian OH+S legislation. Further information on ATDC’s safety barrier testing is available on our product pages.

Configured for Space Efficiency

With this successful certification in place, ATDC was then officially specified by Cox Architects for this prestigious project and ATDC worked closely with Cox on all design aspects of the installation. This included finding the optimum way of configuring these safety barriers so that they are stored in the most space efficient way. Portions of the safety barrier had to be lockable at the same time as other sections remained open in order to control pedestrian flows during the peak periods of the day. The project managers on the job were Gartner Rose. The safety barriers at Barrangaroo were installed at a height of 2400mm.The maximum height available is 2520mm. Other height options are available on request. Each of the safety barrier spans at Barrangaroo measured approximately 8500mm wide although the maximum available width is unlimited.

Safety Barriers – Special Features

ATDC’s safety barriers are now widely regarded as stand out leaders in their field both from both a safety point of view and also from the aspect of their technological advancement. Special features include their compliance for emergency egress under the Building Code of Australia (BCA) where required; their innovative double lattice mesh which prevents persons reaching through the safety barrier mesh; and their different options for seamless secure down locking mechanisms. Trackless, fully mobile and portable, these steel constructed safety barriers can span unlimited widths and require absolutely no overhead support structure. An option for aluminium safety barriers is also available from ATDC. More information is available on ATDC’s range of aluminium safety barriers.

Excellent for securing temporary tenancies, pop-up stores, warehouse loading areas, work-safe areas and construction sites, access control for public utilities and government facilities, crowd control for public venues and many more applications.

Contact Us – Our Locations

ATDC’s safety barriers are now sold in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Newcastle, Geelong, Townsville and Darwin as well as in all regional centres across Australia. For further information on ATDC’s premier grade safety barriers please contact ATDC toll free from anywhere in Australia on 1800 657 435. Further information on our Safety Barriers is also available on our website.