MASS Safety Barriers

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MASS Safety Barriers

Multi Applicational Safety System

A better way of working safely

Maltaward are delighted to be suppliers of MASS for both sale and hire. This flexible solution is simple to install, offers an anti-vandalism design, is wind resistant and highly visible.

The MASS base unit is a steel barrier consisting of hot dip galvanised elements, powder coated in highly visible safety colours. Each individual base unit links together via vertical pins and the various MASS top sections can be added according to the specifications of the job.


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MASS 1 is the basis of the MASS system, used in many applications throughout Europe due to its versatility. It provides a stable, secure and highly visible safety temporary fencing solution. MASS 1 provides protection to vehicle drivers, pedestrians and work force having been fully tested to T2 and W5.

MASS Pedestrian Guard

MASS Pedestrian Guard is a cost-effective solution to improving public safety. It has been designed to be used in conjunction with the base unit and to provide safe separation of pedestrians and traffic. Quickly and efficient site assembly.

Tested to ensure that the Guard meets current European safety standards, the MASS Pedestrian Guard offers a cost-effective solution to improving public safety – available for hire and for sale.

MASS Visirail Guard

This High Visibility Pedestrian Rail complies with chapter 8 of the “Traffic Sign Manual”. The MASS Visirail Guard is vandal-proof and has minimal wind loading. This product combines a high visibility steel security rail with the benefits of the MASS Pedestrian Guard.

MASS Siteguard

This is a galvanised, anti-climb mesh site fencing system providing added security with integrated barrier gates available. MASS Siteguard is available for sale or for hire, and it is designed to provide high security to both equipment and workers on site.

MASS Siteguard - Galvanised anti climb mesh fencing with gates available

MASS Screenguard

Where privacy is required on a worksite, the MASS Screenguard offers a high steel hoarding panel designed to prevent access and visibility from the site. All MASS guard elements can be interchanged with the MASS base unit for ease of use.

We pride ourselves on our knowledge and expertise on a variety of temporary barrier applications and will always consider solutions to unusual circumstances. Please contact us to discuss your requirements on 01293 854930.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How big are MASS barriers?

    Maltaward MASS safety barriers are 1.5m long and 0.5m at the widest point. On its own, the base unit is 0.42m tall, although various panels and fence elements can be integrated to the top to increase the maximum height. The weight of an individual base unit is 48kg.

  • How do MASS barriers fit together?

    Base units connect to each other using vertical pins, with anchors at either end of the chain. The pins allow for units to be rotated by 180° so that barriers can be formed into curved or angular layouts.

  • Can MASS barriers be used at the roadside?

    Yes, they are ideal for roadside use and act as a robust barrier between pedestrian areas and vehicles. Should a vehicle mount the base of the unit, the flared base will deflect the wheels and cause it to safely roll off, protecting pedestrians and drivers without affecting the stability or integrity of the fence.

    The high visibility paint makes MASS barriers better suited to roadside use than plain alternatives, and the units do not need to be drilled or fixed into the road.

  • Are the barriers easy to move?

    Yes. The stability of MASS barriers is created from a steel buffer that is anchored with sandbags, making each unit much more portable than concrete blocks. Dismantling and repositioning are straightforward, allowing you to set up, transport and adjust entire barriers with little disruption to a busy site or high-traffic area.

  • What are the options for additional MASS fencing?

    We provide four types of panels that can be mounted to the top of your MASS base unit for additional security. More information about each type can be found in the sections above, and you can contact us if you require specific information about any of the fence specifications.

  • What is the best type of additional fencing for my site?

    The most appropriate type of barrier will depend on the nature of your site and the type of traffic you expect around your barriers.

    In general, our clients choose MASS Pedestrian Guard and MASS Visirail Guard units when their main concern is creating a safe barrier between pedestrians and vehicles. MASS Siteguard fencing and MASS Screenguard panels are more appropriate for preventing unauthorised access into a specific area or to obscure visibility of expensive equipment.

  • How quickly can you deliver MASS safety barriers?

    These are a highly popular product and we typically have a complete range of MASS base units and upper fencing elements available for immediate client use. If you require a versatile barrier solution urgently, get in touch and we will arrange for one of our teams to deliver as soon as possible.

    Alternatively, the shape and weight of MASS barriers make them relatively easy to handle, store, transport and assemble so you may decide that it is more convenient for you to collect them yourself.We are happy to accommodate this – simply give us a call and we will start working on the most effective security solution for you straight away.

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