How to Make Your Traffic Safety Products Last Longer

Friday, September 6, 2013 By: admin

tool boxTraffic safety products are temporary in nature and are designed to be replaced every now and again, however this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of your equipment to make it last as long as possible.  Keeping them clean is the first step in helping to prolong the life, but here are some more specific tips:

Plastic Products: When your plastic products (such as traffic cones, plastic traffic barricades etc) are stored, try to keep them out of direct sunlight.  This will help to stop the breakdown and fading of the PVC plastic and reflective sheeting.  Otherwise the sheeting will become brittle faster.

palletsWood Barricades: If your wood barricades are in shrink wrapped pallets keep them in a dry place.  This is because if the pallets end up getting wet and don’t have a chance to dry the dampness will turn to mold ruining the barricades.  If you are going to put them in storage, you must remove the shrink wrap.

Stacking products: Most traffic safety products (besides delineators) are stack-able with or without the bases attached which saves a bunch of space.  However the weight of the bases can cause the products to get stuck together depending on a) the weight of the base and b) how long they have been store for.

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