Fresh dimension: GSI's Dave Lee with the new barrier sections
South Korean company GSI is boosting its barrier range with the addition of a new adjustable corner section. This retains the innovative roller system integral with the barrier but users can adjust the angle of the corner to fit around a traffic light or signpost.
These sections are available with the firm’s new solar powered warning light also. GSI hopes to make its barriers available in Europe soon, as the South Korean authorities have been in discussion with a Czech body that carries out testing to the EN1317 rating.
The aim of this agreement will be for the South Korean authorities to commence testing to the EN1317 standards in the country, rather than having to export products to Europe. GSI’s director KJ Ahn said: “We can save a lot in cost and time as we won’t have to send personnel and products to Europe for testing.”
This move will benefit GSI and other South Korean suppliers and the firm is hoping to commence testing to EN137 standards later in the year, which will then allow it to sell its products in Europe. In addition the firm has also developed a light duty barrier designed for use in separating cycle lanes or motorcycle lanes from pedestrian walkways, as well as a centrelane barrier without rollers.