Positive Protection in Work Zones

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Providing Positive Protection on a road construction site is a key tool to improve safety for both construction workers and the motoring public. Road construction projects change the road conditions, sometimes several times over the course of a project.  These changes create unfamiliar driving experiences for motorists.  We ,in the road construction industry, must not […]

Temporary Barriers – Test Track to Work Site

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Road Construction sites are dangerous for both construction workers and motorists.  Changed traffic conditions, a multitude of warning signs, narrower lanes and varied speed zones increase the chance of driver error.  The increased chance of driver error means that the work zone is a dangerous place for road workers and motorists, requiring a layer of […]

Free Standing Defender Barrier versus Water Filled Barriers

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Across Australia & New Zealand on urban and arterial road works sites, the most common barrier in use is a plastic water filled barrier. When these barriers were introduced circa 1995, they were a great solution, greatly improving road construction safety at the time. However, time moves on and innovation around barriers to suit these road […]

U.S. and Canada Approvals

Defender Barrier is designed and tested to MASH16 standards. This is just the beginning because we continue to innovate and evolve our temporary steel barrier systems and to introduce new work zone safety products. We focus on your most important asset, your workers.  Our goal is to bring superior safety and superior value to our […]

Document Upload

Document Upload

Safe Barriers has added the capability to upload project documents directly to Safe Barriers through our website. On our “contact” page you can add files that will be forwarded directly to our team for review and advice on use of our products on your construction project. Visit our Contact Page and upload your drawings and […]

Work Zone Awareness

As we move through 2019 the increase in passenger vehicle miles driven continues its growth from its 2011 most recent low, along with the increase in miles driven we have seen increases in road fatalities and construction zone fatalities. WorkZone fatalities across the United States have grown from a low in 2010 of 586 to […]

Why Select Defender Barrier?

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Why Defender? Defender Barrier temporary steel barrier was envisioned at the outset from the perspective of providing our contractor and rental company partners a barrier that provided them value, versatility and foresight for the future. Value & Versatility Temporary Steel Barriers are a 20-year asset for contractors and hire companies.  While the market can forecast […]

Massachusetts Accepts Defender Barrier


Safe Barriers Defender 70, Defender 100 LDS, and Defender 100 HC Temporary Steel Barriers are newly approved for use in the state of Massachusetts. MassDOT issued their approval on 23 October 2018.  Safe Barriers is currently ready to deploy temporary steel barriers for your Massachusetts projects.  One barrier shell provides full MASH 16 compliance from TL-2 […]

Load Rated Barrier Lifting Points


Safe Barriers Defender Barrier offers our contractor customers a National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) certified Load Rated Barrier Lifting Point on every Defender Barrier. Every lifting point (2 per barrier) is load tested and NATA laboratory certified to a minimum Peak Load force of 81kN, that results in a maximum lifting point hole […]