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primary bollards

What are primary bollards?

The primary bollard is a School Zone bollard that can be used in a multiple of ways and can be used to display all types of signs or messages in the school and in the surrounds of the premises. These bollards are designed to look like traditional pencil crayons.
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Signalling School Safety

As the school holiday period is upon us, we are gearing up for a busy few weeks supplying our Twin Amber Flashing Light Unit (TAFLU). In the busiest time for road safety projects at schools, orders have already been coming through on a daily basis throughout July, with this set to increase as schemes get
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The government’s new ‘Road to Zero’ policy launched in July is a positive move towards implementing charging infrastructure on a large scale and we have the ideal solution to help councils and local authorities meet the measures set out in the new strategy with our EV Charging Column.
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How 20mph Speed Limits Help

There are many young people outside schools daily at the start and finish times. Where 20mph speed limits outside schools exist.
ADDING VALUE WITH UKAS
We are extending our offering beyond the manufacture and supply of traffic management and street lighting products, to provide Unmetered Supplies (UMS) testing services to manufacturers with UMS inventories, through our accredited (UMS) test house. An Unmetered Supply refers to any electronic equipment that draws a current and is connected to the Distribution Network without
Jerol Traffic Sign

Who and What are Jerol

With close to 30 years’ experience in technical plastics, Rolf Jernström founded Jerol Industri AB in 1999. Today, Jerol is at the forefront of the production and development of composite utility poles through our successful pairing of Swedish concern for safety and technological development. Environmental responsibility and individual safety are the common threads throughout our
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The Benefits of Delineation

Edge and centre delineation treatments help drivers keep aligned with the road, and provide information about conditions ahead. Delineation treatments are extremely helpful when visibility is poor (for example, due to fog, rain or darkness) or on tight bends.
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Speed humps vs Speed bumps

Wherever cars and people are near, safety is of high concern. Near schools and play grounds, in car parks and multi-use areas, aggressive driving is a serious risk for pedestrians. Speed reduction is one key way to protect people in these areas. The slower the traffic speeds the less likelihood of an accident and the
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When were Bollards first used?

Starting in the early 17th century, old cannons no longer useful as weapons would often be utilized and then used as bollards for aiding ships to moor alongside quaysides. They would bury the cannon in the ground muzzle-first, approximately up to two-thirds of their length which would leave the rear end (breach) protruding above the
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History of Mallatite

Mallatite Plastics was formed in 1982 as a small plastic coating business and was acquired as a going concern by John Bowden in the mid-eighties. The business focus turned to the lighting columns and signposts in the late eighties, pioneering innovative products and new  coatings which were becoming available. Alliances developed with Dupont who were offering
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Brighter nights for Erskine Bridge

Mallatite has supplied aluminium lighting columns and LED road lanterns as part of the Erskine Bridge Lighting and Electrical Refurbishment Project for Transport Scotland. The project has enhanced night-time driving visibility and reduced energy consumption by up to 80% through the use of dimming. The A898 Erskine Bridge is a 15-span cable-stayed box girder bridge
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An end for traditional road humps?

Recently the government have told councils to ‘optimise traffic flow’ and scrap road humps. In the article, shared online at Highways Industry, ‘speed bumps could be removed from UK roads after Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, told local councils to scrap them as part of plans to reduce pollution. ‘https://www.highwaysindustry.com/speed-bumps-could-disappear-from-uk-roads/.    Current tarmac road humps
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The Association of Road Traffic Safety and Management (ARTSM), have published their most recent guidance document, Sign Savings – Replacing Obsolete Road Traffic Signs. The document, available for download, explains that the statutory “savings” period for many signs revoked by the 1994 Traffic Signs Regulations has now expired. This means that it is no longer
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Dave Franklin, Project Manager and also a key member of our TransCalm design team, recently took part in a charity cycling event for The Christie Charity, cycling from Manchester to Blackpool. The event is attended by over 6000 cyclists each year and this year saw another great turnout. This was Dave’s first time participating in
Traffic Jet News - Mallatite welcome a brand new Traffic Jet Printer
More efficient. More competitive. We’ve just completed the refurbishment of our traffic sign production facility at our Oldbury site and are excited to introduce the Traffic Jet 1638X Printer and Mistral Laminator. The Traffic Jet prints the signs directly onto the reflective material making production more efficient, and enables us to offer you much shorter lead times.* This investment also allows for very
globalroadsafetyweek 2017 1170x585 - Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week
We are currently in the middle of the Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week. The United Nations is an international organisation, that was founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the UN is to take action on the issues confronting humanity, including peace and security,
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