New Year, New Focus: Get the Best Temporary Fence Products For Your Construction Site Safety
2021 is around the corner, and December is always a good time to evaluate equipment needs for the upcoming year.
According to the National Equipment Registry, the cost of equipment theft in the United States is as high as $1 billion annually. Studies have shown that unsecured job sites are one of the leading causes of these losses. With economic pressures from the pandemic still present, it’s more important than ever to secure your construction site.
A properly secured construction site minimizes the chance of theft, keeps the public out, and limits liability. Whether you’re a rental company providing fences to construction companies or a construction company yourself, you need fences that are safe, effective, and easy to use.
Here are some key things to consider in any construction fencing.
What to Look for in Temporary Fence Products
Stability is the most important attribute of any construction fence. It’s what keeps the fence in place even in harsh weather conditions or if someone attempts to move it. How easy are your fences to stabilize, and how secure are they once stabilized?
Most temporary fences in the US are stabilized using sandbags. While cheap and quick, sandbags deteriorate quickly, leading to unstable barriers that fall down and sandbags that need to be regularly replaced. This happens more frequently at job sites due to the traffic and movement that comes with the environment.
Falling or unstable fences can create safety and liability issues for both rental companies and construction companies.
The main purpose of a construction fence rental is to keep people out—for both safety and theft reasons. How easy are your fences to climb?
Approximately 95% of panels today are constructed using chain-link. Chain-link fences have an aperture of 2.25-2.50 inches, making them relatively easy to climb for children and many adults.
Construction professionals renting chain-link panels sometimes consider additional measures to discourage climbing, such as barbed wire. However, modifications like barbed wire will typically require additional time to set up and cost more.
Do you have a way to easily track your fence panels?
As a business, you understand the importance of being able to track your construction fence rentals, especially for large construction sites over a long period of time. Properly tracking your assets allows you to recoup expenses in the case of lost or stolen goods, forecast equipment needs, and properly manage depreciation schedules.
Storage and transport
Your construction fences are going to be moved around a lot—between the rental storage facility and at the job site. How easy are the fence panels you use to set up, tear down, transport, and store?
As mentioned earlier, the vast majority of construction fencing today is manufactured using chain-link. It’s common practice to store these panels by stacking them on top of each other. Unfortunately, the nature of chain-link is that the edges are jagged and often become stuck together, making them time-consuming to separate when unloading. The sharp edges can also be a safety hazard to your team and the construction workers.
Fences that are easier to move and store save both you and your customers time and hassle.
The Benefits of ZNDUS Fencing For Construction Sites
ZNDUS is a global manufacturer of barrier systems that supplies state-of-the-art temporary fences. Our products are specifically engineered to address many of the issues with most current temporary fence products, especially for construction sites. You can learn more here.
Most manufacturing for temporary fence panels in the US is completed manually—tubes are cut and welded and chain-link is attached to the frame of the panel all by hand.
At ZNDUS, fence construction takes place on a fully-automated manufacturing line. Our welded wire mesh is attached to the frame at every point instead of just at certain points. This unique process ensures several key features:
Unparalleled strength and stability
The fact that the wire mesh is attached to the frame everywhere increases the strength and support of the overall panel. Additionally, our SmartWeld process uses electricity to melt steel together, resulting in joints that are 70% stronger than a typical MIG weld.
Finally, our panels are designed to be stabilized using cinder blocks instead of sandbags—which last much longer and result in a stronger fence which is a great benefit for construction companies.
No fence is climb-proof, but our panels have an aperture of 1.2 inches compared to almost double that for chain-link panels, making them much harder to climb.
This provides additional security and safety measures for temporary fencing at job sites. With ZNDUS, you have the assurance that you’re using a best-in-class fence product that reduces the risk of climbing.
Easy storage transport
ZNDUS provides specially-designed storage stillages that solve the issues typically associated with stacking and moving fence panels. The stillages can be forklifted directly onto a delivery truck, completely removing the risk of injury by manual stacking and eliminating the risk of damaging panels.
Reducing the risk of damaged panels ensures that your fence panels stay in great condition. More importantly, this helps prevent injury and maintains safety standards for construction job sites.
Purchasing temporary fences from ZNDUS
If you are looking for high-quality, state-of-the-art temporary fence and barrier solutions for your rental or construction business, we’d love to talk. Give us a call at 704.981.8660 or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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