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Protecting structures

Key messages

  • Protect the permanent features of your workplace that could be damaged in a collision.

Questions to ask

Your risk assessment should include answers to these questions:

Vulnerable features

Vulnerable parts of the workplace need to be protected from vehicles hitting them. Common features that might need protection include:


Protective barriers should be built to the standards set out in BS 7669-3: 1994 Vehicle restraint systems. Find out more in the British Standard Code of Practice BS 6180: 2011 Barriers in and about buildings