New Avalon Clearpath-Extra Barrier

Avalon Clearpath-Extra Barrier available at Ernco-Traffic

A new pedestrian barrier design, the Avalon Clearpath-Extra Barrier, from Oxford Plastic, is now available from Ireland distributor Ernco-Traffic (part of the Ernco Group). The Avalon barrier with its innovative Clearpath feet has now been replaced with the new and improved Avalon Clearpath-Extra Barrier.

The Avalon barriers, along with the full Oxford Plastics site and traffic management range is distributed by Ernco-Traffic throughout both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland from the company manufacturing and distribution centre in Derrylin, County Fermanagh.

Oxford Plastics were the first manufacturer to offer the Clearpath anti-trip feature on their pedestrian barriers, with the foot of the barrier pared away on one side to reduce the risk of pedestrian being tripped up by the foot extended out into the pedestrian walkway. This pared-away section of foot was painted yellow for maximum visibility to further reduce the trip hazard. In order to prevent loss of barrier stability due to the reduce foot length on one side, the Clearpath foot was bulked up on the other side for extra ballast, and wind tunnel testing demonstrated that even greater wind loading resistance was being achieved with the Avalon Clearpath barrier than with the standard Avalon barrier.

The Avalon Clearpath barrier greatly reduced the risk of tripping passing pedestrians, and brought additional barrier stability, not just from the extra ballast provided, but from eliminating the need for “angling” of the barrier feet which had become common practice by contractors in an attempt to reduce the extent of barrier foot projection onto pedestrian walkway. However, product research and site surveys revealed that the effectiveness of the Clearpath system was reduced or negated in some instances by incorrect setup of the barriers, with the Clearpath side of the foot mistakenly turned into the site instead of towards the pedestrian walkway. Additionally, the uneven weight distribution in the feet made stacking of the barriers after use trickier than barriers with balanced feet. Armed with this feedback, Oxford Plastics Research and Development department set out to redesign the Clear-Path feet.

Now available from Oxford Plastics and in-stock at Ernco-Traffic, is the new Avalon Barrier with Clearpath-Extra feet. This new foot design is Clearpath on both sides with the ballast provided by the enhanced central spigot. The new design, available exclusively from Oxford Plastics through Ernco-Traffic eliminates the risk of incorrect setup and the new balanced foot it easier to stack the barriers after use.

Further details, specifications, or prices can be obtained from Ernco-Traffic by emailing or by telephone on 028 6774 1839 from Northern Ireland, or 049 489 0043 from the Republic of Ireland.