Fibopost 600XT replaces steel to meet Frangibility requirements being non-hazardous in the traffic zone if struck by a vehicle, making the work zone safer and increasing the visibility at night .
The Fibopost XT Posts are great insulators in the event that they are driven into or next to power line, they will not conduct saving lives and preventing injury .
Fibopost 600XT is manufactured from 70% post consumer / industrial waste PET (polyethylene terephthalate) - "cool drink and water bottles"- giving the added benefit of recycling. Being light weight easy for the installation and transport .
Some states of Australia are very specific :
"3.9.3 Star pickets & fence droppers:
Do not use star pickets for support of road work signs, bunting, flagging, fencing, etc within 9 metres of the trafficked path." and "Do not use star pickets or any other non frangible items such as steel drums, for delineation or any other purposes within 9 metres of the edge of the trafficked lanes." from page 13, PERMIT TO WORK WITHIN THE NTG ROAD RESERVE – March 2011.
"The advice given to WorkSafe inspectors at this stage is that star pickets should not be used where they are located within one metre of the traffic path. Outside this area discretion should be used." from WorkSafe Victoria- Basic Traffic Management Overview May 2005, endorsed by VicRoads.
The Fibopost XT series posts meet requirements for AS1742.3 for various work zones adjacent to roads and is the new alternative that will not shatter on impact.
With the benefit of an environment friendly conversion of waste into a worthwhile product developed and manufactured in Australia.
The attached image shows the acceptance of the Fibopost in work zones to adjacent traffic zones the perfect application to improve work zone SAFETY to meet the demanding and essential requirements of work areas and traffic. NOW there is no excuse not to have safer work zones, replace the non frangible steel star pickets with Fiboposts.
Fiboposts are available in New Zealand from Fertile Fields Ltd. Please contact us for further information.