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Oxford Plastics upgrades its innovative Watchman Barrier

Posted: Tuesday 25th August 2015

Market-leading UK manufacturer Oxford Plastics has launched a new variant of its popular Watchman Barrier – a plastic post and plank barrier system for manhole repairs, cable laying and other temporary excavations as well as a range of indoor uses

Following customer feedback, the Watchman II has been upgraded and now features tougher HDPE planks, heavy duty weights fitted inside the posts, and anti-trip rectangular bases in hi-vis yellow.

The Watchman II can also be used with the Oxford Ballast Tray, which clips onto the barrier and does not protrude into the workspace, to meet new regulations regarding wind speed.

Peter Creighton, Business Development Director for Oxford Plastics Systems, says: “We are constantly innovating to solve safety issues for our customers and end users, and as such, we are always keen to receive feedback to help us fine-tune our products to meet their needs.

“The Watchman II is a new, improved variant of our hugely successful Watchman Barrier with additional features to ensure the safety of pedestrians, other road users and contractors.”

Designed and manufactured in the UK, the Watchman II is compliant with Chapter 8 Streetworks regulations.

A versatile modular barrier system suitable for controlling traffic or crowds, it offers an unlimited combination of layouts and is compact for easy transportation and storage.

Watchman planks are reflective, in lengths of 1.25m or 2m, and are fitted with end connectors incorporating a unique locking feature. The system cannot be easily dismantled while unattended, while lamps can be fitted to upright posts for additional visibility at night.

Although the system comes as a complete set of plants, posts and bases, items can also be purchased separately.

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