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the Postman

Manufactured by Melba Swintex due to increasing demand by our customers & demanding lead times, the Postman takes the current temporary barrier system within utility works and updates it by implementing a range of innovative features & increasing its strength and durability.


Post is high enough so that a temporary lamp can be attached into the top and the planks can be removed.
Posts & Planks can be manufactured in corporate colours to suit.
Bases can be colour coated.
Posts, Planks & Bases can have corporate brands embossed onto.
Planks are extremely durable and can last 8 times longer than uPVC Planks.
Base fits securely over the post and can also be doubled up.
All three products are compatible with older systems.


Conforms to requirements of BSEN8442
Reflectivity requirements of BSEN12899-1
Chapter 8 - The Traffic Signs Manual
The Red Book 2013
Traffic Signs Regulations & General Directions

Spec Sheet:

The Base

A self weighted Base that ensures stability.

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The Plank

Superior in strength & long lasting.

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The Post

Tough & Element resistant to ensure a stable system.

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Wind Resistance

All temporary traffic barriers must be able to withstand three different classes of wind speeds with the use of a ballast. The standard BS 8442:2015 states the three classes as the following:

Class A: 26.3 m/s (58mph)
Class B: 17.6 m/s (39mph)
Class C: 8.7m/s (19mph)

The Postman Barrier (2 metre) system was tested under strict conditions at the Full Scale Wind Tunnel at Mira to determine at which wind speeds the barrier can withstand. Below are the results and guides as to the recommended ballast weight for each Wind Class:

Class C
Withstood up to 20.6mph.
Recommended Ballast Weight: 0kg
Class B
Withstood up to 40.3mph.
Recommended Ballast Weight: 10kg
Class A
Withstood up to 59.8mph.
Recommended Ballast Weight: 25kg
Withstood up to 61.6mph.
Recommended Ballast Weight: 20kg
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