Bollards are short vertical posts that are commonly used to obstruct vehicles and heavy machinery. By placing bollards in areas that are “off limits” to vehicles, it restricts their access. This ultimately promotes a safe workplace while reducing the risk of collision. You can improve the visual appeal and performance of bollards, however, by installing covers (also known as sleeves) over them.
#1) Protects Against The Sun’s UV Rays
It’s not uncommon for bollards to crack and fade over the course of several years due to UV sunlight exposure. Placing a sleeve over the bollard protects it against such damage. Certain types of sleeves are made with high-grade polyethylene a UV-resistant coating, offering a shield a protection against the sun’s powerful ultraviolet light.
#2) Easier To See
Of course, sleeves make the bollards easier to see, which in turn reduces the risk of collision. When bollards begin to fade and lose their natural “luster,” they become less visible; thus, increasing the risk of worker accidentally driving a vehicle into them. Placing a sleeve over the bollard creates a bold new look that’s sure to catch the attention of workers.
#3) Easy To Install
You might be surprised to learn just how easy bollard sleeves are to install. The sleeve is placed directly over the bollard for a snug and secure fit. There’s no need to mess with tools or complicated mounting kits, as the sleeve fits directly over the bollard. Sleeves are available in a wide variety of different heights and sizes, so take a moment to measure your bollards before purchasing.
#4) Looks Better
Cracked, fading or otherwise damage bollards sends the wrong message about the workplace; it tells workers that the company doesn’t place an importance on maintenance and upkeep. Rather than replacing their aged bollards, companies can toss a cover on top to instantly improve their visual appeal. It’s a simple way to make old, worn down bollards look more professional without investing thousands of dollars into replacing them.
#5) Protects Against Scuffed Paint
A fifth reason why you should invest in bollard sleeves is because it protects against scuffed paint. Let’s face it, workers are going to bump into bollards from time to time. As long as a sleeve is covering it, however, minor collisions shouldn’t cause any damage to the paint. This means you can spend less time doing paint touch ups on the bollards and more time focusing on your business.