As the intensity of traffic on the public roads increases, so does the density of our road network. To promote traffic safety, building contractors, governments and road administrators are increasingly choosing concrete safety barriers over traditional (steel) guard rails. Haitsma Beton’s ingenious solutions in the area of safety barriers offer substantial advantages for both temporary and permanent applications.

What makes your precast barrier reliable? Aside from the product characteristics themselves, the entire process, from design all the way to mounting, inuence an element’s functionality on the road. For this reason, it is Haitsma Beton’s policy to handle all aspects of production in-house – we are the only Dutch manufacturer in our field to do so –, and this gives us complete control over the quality of all our elements. In contrast to systems that are poured in situ, our precast barriers offer a constant level of quality.

Design principles

The design principles employed in creating Haitsma Beton concrete barriers can be summarised as follows:

  • as required by the Dutch Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management for barriers used in permanent situations, Haitsma barriers feature a Step-shape (cross-section);
  • our barriers are designed to satisfy requirements for both temporary and permanent deployment;
  • our concrete barriers are suitable for use without anchorage;




General brochure barriers

  • our standard barriers can be mounted in a radius of curvature of at least ca. 250 m1. For situations with a smaller radius of curvature, shorter elements, e.g., the BA-R, can be used;
  • the substrate (preferably: asphalt) must be completely at and smooth prior to mounting;
  • the bottom of each barrier is fitted with two fork-lift-lorry recesses (70 x 300 mm1), rendering both mounting and water discharge less problematic.  

Important advantages

Haitsma Beton’s Step-barrier differs in several respects from the standard steel guard rail:

  • high degree of safety and retaining capacity (Class H2);
  • slim design, resulting in a minimum of spatial use;
  • very attractive price/quality ratio;
  • suitable for both temporary and permanent use;
  • rapid mounting/removal (less nuisance, increased safety for road users and road workers);
  • anchorage not required;
  • no shifting or damage from minimal contact (99% of all collisions);
  • a minimum of maintenance for permanent barriers;
  • environmentally friendly (no ground contamination through soil leaching);
  • durable (extremely long product life);
  • short delivery times.