HIGHWAY GAURDRAIL AND POSTS

Galvanised w-section guardrail and creosote treated poles all manufactured to SABS standards

Guard rails are something most people don’t think about until it saves their lives. Annually, over 6,840,000 people in the U.S. are involved in roadway accidents resulting in 3,511,000 injuries and 41,907 fatalities (source: Federal Highway Administration). Guardrails play a major role in saving the lives of people involved in many of those accidents.

Galvanized guardrails are constructed from high-strength galvanized steel for effective impact absorption. The most common highway guardrail is the galvanized W-Beam, which are longitudinal highway barriers designed to reduce the severity of run-off-road (ROR) collisions. The “W” shaped roll-formed Guardrail is designed to catch car bumpers at that low level height. W-beam guardrails have proven an effective and economical solution to roadside safety. Every component of W-beam guardrails, from the mounting to the wooden posts to the terminal ends, have been subjected to numerous full-scale crash tests to determine the optimal construction method for reducing injuries.

Terminal Ends

Rail terminal ends provide effective deflection and absorption of oncoming traffic without spearing. Rail end treatments are available in a variety of end types.

Steel or wooden posts?

The American State and Federal highway posts regulations have recently been updated after a NCHRP 350 report determined that wooden posts provide increased safety over steel posts.

Our Highway Guardrail is manufactured in accordance with SABS 1350:2005

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