A-SAFE is the inventor and manufacturer of fixed, polymer safety barriers, used around the world to offer unbeatable, cost saving protection for buildings, personnel and equipment.

Made from a patented polyolefin blend called MemaplexTM, A-SAFE barriers absorb and dissipate impacts from vehicles or hardware, protecting structures, people and machinery and offering huge cost savings in maintenance, replacement products and down-time.

Rigorously FEA tested using an in-house Research & Development team and independently verified by TÜV, A-SAFE barriers are a giant leap forward for modern health and safety practices and requirements in the workplace.

A-SAFE products have been rolled out as best practice across the world by Nestlé, and other recent clients include Coca-Cola, BMW, 3M, Heathrow Airport, Unilever, Amazon, Heineken and Jaguar-Land Rover.

The company was formed in Halifax, UK in 1984 and now has offices in ten countries (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Scandinavia, USA, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Australia) and resellers in over 60 more.

A-SAFE also regularly create bespoke pieces for clients which address individual issues of safety concern and compliance. The company also has systems for testing the performance characteristics of existing barrier systems and are able to suggest best products and procedures should a company’s barriers be unfit for purpose.

Atlas iFlex Barrier

Originally developed in consultation with Heathrow Airport, the Atlas iFlex Barrier has been designed to meet – and go beyond – stringent airport safety and protection standards.

The unrivalled qualities offered by the products in the A-SAFE Airport Barrier range make them ideal for protecting vulnerable airport equipment or structures from damage from vehicles.

Installing A-SAFE Atlas iFlex Barriers offers large-scale savings in maintenance, manpower and downtime, as damage repairs or need for replacement barriers are dramatically reduced.

Micro Double-Rail iFlex Barrier

The Micro Double-Rail iFlex Barrier protects walls, structures and machinery from workplace equipment such as hand pallets.

Although these impacts are unlikely to be catastrophic, the barrier protects against the continual wear-and-tear of frequent low energy impacts that, over time, degrade safety. The double rail system protects at both near-ground level and low level heights.

Tested and independently verified by TÜV, all A-SAFE barriers come with the reassurance of being the strongest, most innovative products from the global industry leaders.

“The safety of our people is the main goal for the Nestlé Company worldwide. For the group, one accident is too many. A-SAFE brought us tailor-made solutions that can be adapted to each specific case in our factories. In addition to how well the barriers perform, the savings in barriers and warehouse protection maintenance costs has dropped dramatically. Even if each factory case is really different, A-SAFE has been able to adapt, and work closely with our people.”

Micro iFlex Barrier

The Micro iFlex Barrier protects walls, structures and machinery from workplace equipment such as hand pallets.

Although these impacts are unlikely to be catastrophic, the barrier protects against the continual wear-and-tear of frequent low energy impacts that, over time, degrade safety.

Tested and independently verified by TÜV, all A-SAFE barriers come with the reassurance of being the strongest, most innovative products from the global industry leaders.

“The safety of our people is the main goal for the Nestlé Company worldwide. For the group, one accident is too many. A-SAFE brought us tailor-made solutions that can be adapted to each specific case in our factories. In addition to how well the barriers perform, the savings in barriers and warehouse protection maintenance costs has dropped dramatically. Even if each factory case is really different, A-SAFE has been able to adapt, and work closely with our people.”

Pedestrian +4 iFlex Barrier

The four rail version Pedestrian Barrier adds better visibility, improved protection and superior guidance for pedestrians.

The multiple rails stand-out as a visual hazard warning, while the low to high level rails offer advanced protection and guidance for personnel, as well as segregation from workplace vehicles and equipment.

Available to fit any requirements, the Pedestrian +4 is a straighforward choice for those seeking extra guidance and vivid people/vehicle segregation in the workplace.

RackEnd Double-Rail iFlex Barrier

The four rail version Pedestrian Barrier adds better visibility, improved protection and superior guidance for pedestrians.

The multiple rails stand-out as a visual hazard warning, while the low to high level rails offer advanced protection and guidance for personnel, as well as segregation from workplace vehicles and equipment.

Available to fit anyMade from a flexible, impact-absorbent polymer blend, A-SAFE’s RackEnd Double-Rail iFlex Barrier protects the ends of racking aisles at two low level impact heights in areas where turning vehicles and equipment can often impact vulnerable rack legs.

In-built modularity assists install and repairs and the high-visibility properties of the barriers make prevention of accidents a priority.

Innovative spinning collars deflect impacts, dissipate the impact forces and prevent damaging energies from reaching the floor and fixings.

“Losing a set of racking would cause much disruption to our business and be expensive to replace, so protecting all our racking is essential. This is why we have worked closely with A-SAFE to develop the model to best suit our needs. The cost effectiveness of the system also works well, as any initial outlay is spread out over the long term with no replacements or repairs required.” requirements, the Pedestrian +4 is a straighforward choice for those seeking extra guidance and vivid people/vehicle segregation in the workplace.

RackGuard

Protecting your rack legs is a logistical priority and the iFlex Rackguard is the next generation of racking protection.

Scientifically developed by A-SAFE’s in-house Research & Development department, the design improves on an already world-leading product. Quite simply, the iFlex RackGuard is on another level from anything else that protects rack legs. The new benefits include:

Side impact absorption:
If struck from the side, the impact energy is absorbed and the guard then reforms to its original shape.

Front impact absorption:
When hit from the front the guard absorbs the impact and dissipates the energy around the rack leg rather than through it, reducing damage.

The Compression Hinge:
This unique feature ensures that the leg is in a constant state of compression and grips securely around the racking leg.

Centralising Rubber Lug:
A distinctive benefit, specially designed to ensure the RackGuard fits central to any sized rack leg.

Built-in Memory:
Made from our exclusive material, Memaplex, this strong and flexible product allows the RackGuard to return to its original shape after impact time and time again.

Various leg lengths and sizes:
Whatever your rack leg size, our RackGuard will fit.

Ten Frictional Grip Points.
For an improved overall grip to any rack leg.

Traffic Double-Rail iFlex Barrier

The Traffic Double-Rail iFlex Barrier is a robust product ideal for use in areas where high energy impacts are a possibility.

The strong double rail design is capable of absorbing and dissipating impact forces from large workplace vehicles such as heavy duty forklift trucks, protecting personnel, equipment, floors, structures and the vehicles themselves in the process.

An in-built modularity assists easy install and quick repairs and multi-directional posts allow the system to fit more economically into any facility, removing the hard angles that can often be the cause of accidents.

New hygiene seals and an absence of ingress points are revolutionary for sensitive environments and the non-scratch, non-corrosive, non-repaint properties of the system create huge costs savings on maintenance, downtime and manpower.

The high-visibility barriers will organise and streamline a facility, optimise productivity and make prevention of accidents a priority.

“The benefit of A-SAFE is that, quite quickly and efficiently, we could replace the existing barriers with A-SAFE’s yellow polymer Traffic Barriers which clearly demark the pedestrian and vehicle segregation. A-SAFE was agreed as the preferred supplier as they are capable of understanding our needs and providing the right equipment in response to this and to budget. Above all, they had the products that are effective in protecting staff and equipment.”

Traffic High Level iFlex Barrier

The Traffic High Level iFlex Barrier offers robust protection at 560mm overall height to protect against vehicles and equipment which operate at a similar height.

This fully modular system can be used with Bollards and Pedestrian Rail products for a fully-integrated traffic management and protection system.

Non-scratch, non-corrosive and non-repaint, these properties save companies large amounts on manpower, downtime and maintenance. Include the flexible, reformative nature of the barrier, which prevents floor damage, and you have a health and safety investment that offers a fast and enduring return on investment.

High Level iFlex Barrier (with roof)

The High Level iFlex Barrier with roof is available as an additional feature to any High Level iFlex product, such as High Level +7, High Level Traffic +6 and High Level Double Traffic +5 Barriers.

The roof offers extra protection for people and property on workplace walkways against the toppling of stacked goods.

The rails will guide, protect, organise and segregate personnel, while the roofs ensure high level protection on the pedestrian walkways.

Micro Ground Level iFlex Barrier

The Micro Ground Level iFlex Barrier will protect property from low energy impacts at close to floor level.

While impacts like these on equipment are unlikely to be catastrophic, the gradual wear-and-tear will, over time, cause quality and safety to degrade.

Non-scratch, non-corrosive and with no need for repainting, the Micro Ground Level iFlex Barrier will offer protection and organisation while saving large costs on maintenance.

Pedestrian +3 iFlex Barrier

The Pedestrian +3 iFlex Barrier will segregate personnel from workplace vehicles, clearly create and define walkways and help organise a facility for maximum productivity.

Preventing pedestrians from moving in areas of vehicle activity is critical to traffic management in the industrial workplace. A-SAFE’s Pedestrian Barrier range will help form pedestrian routes and remove the dangerous crossing points that can so often be the cause of accidents.

When used with robust products such as iFlex Traffic Barriers, iFlex Double Traffic+ or Bollards, A-SAFE’s modular system will create the ultimate safe, streamlined and protected working environment.

“Health and safety is the number one priority at Toyota UK and the vehicle-pedestrian interaction is one of the biggest health and safety concerns and also one of the most difficult to control. However, the A-SAFE barrier system has supported TMUK in taking a big step towards controlling this issue and reducing our risk. Whilst we considered traditional steel barriers, A-SAFE was considered to be the best option. It is the most cost-effective – especially in the long-term – and is easy to maintain if damaged.”

Pedestrian Handrail +2 iFlex Barrier

The Pedestrian Handrail +2 iFlex Barrier will segregate pedestrians from workplace vehicles such as forklift trucks, clearly define pedestrian walkways and help organise and streamline a facility.

The modular barrier system is highly visible to assist vehicle operators and can be used in conjunction with other A-SAFE products such as Swing Gates, Slide Gates, Sign Boards and Kerb Barriers.

Non-scratch, non-corrosive and with no need for repainting, A-SAFE barriers create huge maintenance savings and offer a permanent return on investment.

Tested and independently verified by TÜV, all A-SAFE barriers come with the reassurance of buying the best possible products from the global industry leaders.

“A-SAFE has done its job well. The Pedestrian Barriers are bright, colourful and easily seen by passengers. They are also very robust and no damage has ever been reported. We are pleased with the performance of A-SAFE and are considering more of the barriers for new projects and re-locating some of the existing barriers. We appreciate just how versatile this safety barrier is.”

RackEnd iFlex Barrier

Made from a flexible, impact-absorbent polymer blend, RackEnd iFlex Barrier protects the ends of racking aisles where turning vehicles and equipment can often impact vulnerable rack legs.

The height of the RackEnd iFlex Barrier has been designed to match the centres of gravity of the vehicles from which it is likely to receive impacts. Due to the use of the circular end posts it provides enhanced protection at the barrier ends, which are the parts of the barrier most vulnerable to impact as loaded or unloaded manual or powered lift trucks are turned into or out of the aisles between racking bays

Innovative spinning collars deflect impacts, dissipate the impact forces and prevent damaging energies from reaching the floor and fixings.

“We’ve found A-SAFE RackEnd Barriers to be a great product. Before, we just had steel barriers, which bent and buckled after the inevitable collisions occurred. A-SAFE is so much more durable and we’re expecting to make cost savings in the long run.”

Swing Gate

Made from a flexible polymer blend, A-SAFE’s Swing Gate is essential for providing access points when used with walkways and as part of an integrated traffic management system.

Important as part of pedestrian routes, Swing Gates will manage access to dangerous vehicle zones and provide clear and durable entry/exit points.

The hydraulic swing mechanism is smooth to operate with fixed stop positions at 0°, +90° and -90°.

When used with Pedestrian Barriers and Traffic Barriers, the gates complete a fully-integrated traffic and pedestrian safety system.

“We service the power cars, which are the engines of the train, and therefore big units. We need to have access to these but also adequate protection once we are working on them. Therefore, A-SAFE’s solution of Pedestrian Barriers with Swing Gates is ideal – practical and offering maximum protection.”

Traffic Double-Rail+ iFlex Barrier

Able to flex, absorb and reform following impacts from heavy duty workplace traffic, the Traffic Double Rail+ iFlex Barrier is a multi-functional product, which combines extremely strong barrier protection with handrail guidance and pedestrian/vehicle segregation.

Ideal for use in critical areas where pedestrians and workplace vehicles are mobile, the product is fully independently-tested, with in-built modularity assisting easy install and quick repairs and multi-directional posts allowing the system to fit more economically into any facility, removing the hard angles that can often be the cause of accidents.

New hygiene seals and an absence of ingress points are revolutionary for sensitive environments and the non-scratch, non-corrosive, non-repaint properties of the system create huge costs savings on maintenance, downtime and manpower.

The high-visibility Traffic Double Rail+ iFlex Barrier will protect, organise and streamline a facility, optimise productivity and make prevention of accidents a priority.

“Like many companies, we have found great difficulty with traditional steel barriers getting damaged and constantly needing maintenace. By using the A-SAFE barrier range, we feel we now have a long-term solution, peace of mind in keeping our staff safe on site and eliminating the need for on-going maintenance and repairs. A-SAFE also offers us a very aesthetically pleasing product which aids in our Health & Safety policies.”

Traffic iFlex Barrier

Able to flex, absorb and reform following impacts at low-levels from vehicles such as counterbalance forklift trucks, the Traffic iFlex Barrier is designed with the standard wheel arch impact height in mind. Highly-visible, resilient and low maintenance, the barrier will protect vehicles and machinery and segregate pedestrians from workplace traffic.

An in-built modularity assists easy install and quick repairs and multi-directional posts allow the system to fit more economically into any facility, removing the hard angles that can often be the cause of accidents.

New hygiene seals and an absence of ingress points are revolutionary for sensitive environments and the non-scratch, non-corrosive, non-repaint properties of the system create huge costs savings on maintenance, downtime and manpower.

The high-visibility barriers will organise and streamline a facility, optimise productivity and make prevention of accidents a priority.

“The decision to make the change to a safer and more cost-effective barrier alternative has yielded significant benefits for the company. The initial cost of installing A-SAFE barriers has been more than offset by the savings we have made on the replacement of damaged parts and regular painting and maintenance. The barriers are effective in reducing damage to our forklift trucks, and the workforce feel confident that they are better protected.”