What are impact tested bollards?
As vehicle security barriers (VSBs), such as HVM bollards, are designed to help counter against vehicle borne attacks, they are commonly used to protect high profile sites and secure locations. With the use of HVM bollards as a means of perimeter protection, a variety of standards have been prepared to address the needs of those who wish to have the assurance that the bollards will provide the level of impact resistance they require.
Our range of HVM automatic bollards have been tested to a number of these standards, including ISO IWA 14-1:2013 and BSI PAS 68:2013
ISO IWA 14-1:2013 is an International Workshop Agreement which specifies the essential impact performance requirement for a vehicle security barrier (VSB), and a test method for rating its performance when subjected to a single impact by a test vehicle not driven by a human being. It is supported by IWA 14-2, which is designed to provide guidance on VSB selection, use and installation.
BSI PAS 68:2013 is the latest Publicly Available Specification in the UK for Vehicle Security Barriers, such as automatic rising bollards. The rating a product receives is dependent on several factors, including test vehicle type, vehicle travel speed and vehicle weight. BSI PAS 69:2013 provides guidance on the selection, installation and use of vehicle security barriers tested to PAS 68 specifications.