As part of Victoria’s Regional Roads Towards Zero plan, Safe Direction was selected to supply new safety barriers in Romsey, Victoria.
MASH compliance for guardrail barriers and end terminals commenced 1 January 2020 throughout Victroria. The introduction of MASH follows changes to the vehicle fleet, researching of real-life impact conditions and updated criteria for evaluating barrier performance.
Safe Direction was pleased to supply MASH compliant RAMSHIELD® Guardrail, BikerShield™ Motorcycle Protection Barrier and MSKT Guardrail Terminals providing motorists with the latest innovations in road safety barrier systems.
BikerShield™ has been demonstrated to significantly mitigate the risk to motorcyclists through compliance tests performed with instrumented dummies projected at the system at an impact speed of 60km/h. Tests were conducted with the impact point at the post as well as mid span between posts to verify performance with strict European standards. Moreover, BikerSield™ has also been crash test validated to MASH to verify that the addition of it to the guardrail system does not impair the performance for vehicle impacts. Being mounted from the back of the rail via a simple bracket makes BikerShield™ significantly easier to install than post mounted systems. Such mounting always ensures the correct alignment of the BikerShield™ rail with the RAMSHIELD® rail.
James Foden, Safe Direction Victorian Manager commented ‘the ease of installing both BikerShield™ and MSKT terminals minimises the potential for installation errors and reduces the time workers spend on the roadside. This is an important consideration for installation contractors.’