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Hire - Crowd Control Barriers

At HERMEQ, we supply Crowd Control Barriers for hire – commonly used to assist with traffic management and events to help clearly mark footpaths and guide pedestrian traffic safely. These fixed leg barriers require no accessories and can easily deal with uneven terrain. Our crowd barriers are available in a standard galvanised finish which guards against rusting, and powder coated for a more aesthetically pleasing finish.

Crowd control barriers (also referred to as ped barriers and crowd control barricades), are commonly used at many public events. They are frequently visible at sporting events, parades, political rallies, demonstrations and outdoor festivals. Event organisers, venue managers, and security personnel use crowd control barriers as part of their crowd management planning.

Crowd control barriers act as a physical and psychological barrier, used to demarcate "no access" zones, and to designate space for queues. These crowd control barriers are most effective when they are interlocked using the "hook and eye" connected on the outside edge of each steel barrier. When pedestrian barriers are interlocked, security personnel can create lines of barriers that are very difficult to penetrate. This is because when the ped barriers are interlocked they become stronger and can't be easily toppled over.

Our crowd control barriers are particularly strong because they have a singular piece of tube making up the entire frame, resulting in only one joint. They also have stronger than average crowd barrier legs due to the thicker gauge of steel used (1.2mm), meaning they can take the weight of people standing on them without the need for an extra support bar. This results in a crowd barrier that lasts longer, making it perfect for hiring or using multiple times, making your money go further. Combine that with an incredible label price and you have yourself a fantastic deal.

We favour this more robust barrier, as damage to crowd barriers is most often caused by site machinery or the public. By choosing a barrier that uses thicker gauge steel you can dramatically increase the life span of your crowd barriers. We have found that these safety barriers are extremely popular amongst event organisers and we have supplied events ranging from music festivals to agricultural shows with our crowd control barriers. The ability to reuse these barriers time and time again also makes them a firm favourite for construction firms and home builders, who use crowd barriers in order to more efficiently manage site work and keep both civilians and the workforce safe in and around construction works. These pedestrian barriers are also extremely popular amongst nightclubs and other busy venues to help organise and control entrance and exit. 

The fixed leg crowd control barriers have the four feet welded to the frame of the crowd barrier, these crowd barrier legs are splayed, making them easy to stack & maximise your storage space. The fixed leg crowd barrier feet also have domed ends, in order to make sure there are no sharp edges to potentially hurt someone. If you are looking for a detachable leg, most commonly favoured by people who are looking to store or transport their pedestrian barriers lying down, then you should take a look at the loose leg crowd barrier variation that we also have available for purchase direct from our website. 

We offer a range of powder coated pedestrian barriers. Some of the most popular colours we offer are: 

  • Red Crowd Control Barriers
  • White Crowd Control Barriers 
  • Black Crowd Control Barriers
  • Yellow Crowd Control Barriers
  • Blue Crowd Control Barriers 
  • Green Crowd Control Barriers
  • Pink Crowd Control Barriers 

Whether you are looking for your crowd barriers to be galvanised, painted or powder coated, we’ve got you covered. Just let us know what you want and we’ll do all the work. If you're interested in advertising on your crowd barriers using specially printed banners then please get in touch

To fit alongside all of our crowd control barriers we offer a range of walkthrough crowd barriers, also known as hoop barriers, to give you a compete crowd control solution. 

  • Basic Walkthrough Crowd Barrier - the simplest and cheapest form of marking a pedestrian access point is using a basic walkthrough crowd barrier. Powder coated in red as standard these highlight crossing points in your pedestrian barrier line. 
  • Advanced Walkthrough Crowd Barrier - the advanced walkthrough crowd barrier comes fit with a bottom bar, to make the barrier more durable, and a spring-loaded gate to help control the access and flow of people through your temporary fencing barrier.  

What Makes A Good Pedestrian Safety Barrier?

Pedestrian safety barriers are versatile and used for a number of applications from improving construction site safety to effective event crowd control. What makes a “good” pedestrian safety barrier does depend on which application you are using them for, but there are some general points that broadly apply across the board.


The safety barricade should be strong, allowing it to deal with the pressures exerted upon it by a large crowd or daily use on a construction site. The best way to ensure your crowd barrier is strong is to check the thickness (gauge) of the steel used. Typically barriers labelled as demarcation barriers are made up on thinner gauge material. Ideally effective safety barriers are made from 1.0-1.2mm thick steel.


To get the best return on your money you will want pedestrian barriers that can be used multiple times, or that are still in good enough condition to sell on once you have used them. Typically the “weakest” points on a barrier are where they are welded together. Therefore the less welds, the more durable and less likely to break the barrier is. That’s why as standard we sell the 2.3 meter fixed leg one-piece pedestrian barrier, which means the frame has a single weld, making it one of the most durable safety barriers on the market.


Crowd control barriers need to be easily stackable so that when you are not using them on site or at an event they can be transported and stored away easily without taking up excessive room. Loose leg crowd barriers have detachable legs and so are easily stackable. With fixed leg barriers you should make sure that the legs are staggered or offset to make sure that they can easily stake against one another. Offset legs on safety barriers are also important for making the crowd barriers more stable and allowing them to deal with uneven terrain that you find on most construction sites. 


Separating Pedestrians & Vehicles at Work

Barriers and markings

Effective ways to keep vehicles away from pedestrian areas include:

  • protective barriers; 
  • clear markings to set apart vehicle and pedestrians routes; and
  • raised kerbs to mark vehicle and pedestrian areas.

Where needed, provide suitable barriers or guard rails:

  • at entrances and exits to buildings;
  • at the corners of buildings; and
  • to prevent pedestrians from walking straight on to roads.

Need any help? Contact HERMEQ Today.

Contact our team via phone 0800 043 2520, email or use our live chat feature between 8:00am & 17:00pm for help discovering our range.

Height: 1.1m 
Width: 2.3m one-piece frame / 2.5m two-piece frame
Weight: 14kg / 16kg 
Finish: Galvanised to BS EN 10244-2 standard / Painted / Powder coated 
Tubular frame: 38.1mm dia / 1.2mm gauge circular hollow section
Tube infills: 12.7mm dia circular hollow section
Distance from the bottom bar to floor: 230mm approx 
Distance between the infill bars: 110mm approx 




Offset fixed legs to increase stability and strength of the barrier while making them easily stackable.
Hook and eye system makes the barriers simple and easy to connect together.
Top of frame punched, infill bars slotted inside the frame and secured with weld.
One-piece tubular frame reducing the number weak spots (only one piece barrier on the market).
Thicker gauge frame and legs increases the durability of the barrier.