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A question we get fairly often is how far apart should bollards be placed. It's a question that I understand is confusing seeing as Bollards have such a wide use and can fit into many different scenarios.
The key thing to consider when planning your bollard installation depends on the environment, for instance let's say you need to protect a warehouse and inventory protection.
While there are no Australian Standards on how far apart steel bollards should be placed there are some guidelines to keep in mind. This is especially correct for area's that are surrounding dual or multi channels of traffic where vehicles need to be correctly managed in order to protect your customers, employees and other assets.
How you place bollards can prohibit vehicles access and still allow pedestrians to flow through easily and without noticing any changes to the area.
So How Far Apart Should Bollards Be Placed?
When installing bollards in Brisbane for our clients, we recommend a space no greater than 1500mm or 1.5 meters. The reason for this is simple - the medium sized car in Australia is 1.6 meters in width so your allowing for vehicles to not be driven through the correctly placed steel bollards.
This is particularly true when choosing bollards to protect car yards. Seeing as you will have varying sizes of cars on premises the importance to safely stop entering vehicles and eliminating the risk of your vehicles being stolen is paramount.