Moddex Conectabal Balustrades trump compliance for crowd loading applications
For areas susceptible to over-crowding such as sporting stadiums, grandstands, theaters, bars or shopping malls, barrier systems must comply with minimum imposed actions for barriers of 3.0kN/m, as per Class C5 of the Australian Standard 1170.1-2002.
Following extensive load testing at Melbourne Testing Services, a National Australian Testing Authority (NATA) accredited laboratory, Moddex Conectabal proprietary balustrades achieved compliance for overcrowding applications.
The Development Manager at Moddex stated the increasing prevalence of overcrowding requests in conjunction with crowd control and emergency procedures across several industries: “Moddex works across all industries throughout Australasia in the supply of handrails and balustrades for edge and fall protection. Over the last 18 months, we have noticed an upward trend in client requests for barrier solutions that will sustain accidental or unexpected overcrowding in public spaces.
Not originally having a proprietary off the shelf solution we went back to the drawing board; we redesigned, re-engineered, tested the product and came out trumps. We are excited to now be able to offer to the market a proprietary system which can be simply drawn & specified for crowd loading applications. Our first install went into the Sir John Guise Stadium in Papua New Guinea for the Pacific Games and we have completed a number of new projects since.”
Conectabal Commercial Balustrades - preventing injuries or falls from retaining walls and elevated areas.
Not sure if you comply for overcrowding? Call Moddex Tech Support on 1800 663 339.