A new design of post which could help save lives by reducing the fatal consequences of impacts with roadside furniture. The FSP Frangible Post System heralds a new era in passive safety, and provides an innovative solution that fits neatly with the Highways Agency’s commitment to creating a more forgiving and safer roadside.
any length up to 7000 mm
The passively safe posts have heralded a new era in road safety, and providing an innovative solution that fits neatly with the Highways Agency’s commitment to creating a more forgiving and safer roadside.
Great Crash Test Performance
In crash tests at TRL, the 140 post was rated as N3 classification at 100kph, and at NE2 at 70kph. That gives it the highest safety ranking for a post of this kind.
The FSP Frangible Post System is designed to crumple on impact, and can be said to reduce the risk of secondary accidents associated with debris from the first accident.
The post can be installed in a similar way to a standard steel post i.e. set directly into a concrete foundation or a socket that has previously been set in concrete. Even the clips to hold the sign in place on a steel post work on the FSP Frangible fibre reinforced composite post. And, of course the post is very light so this makes it much easier to handle, and potentially much easier and quicker to install.
Structural performance data for the product will be made available directly to specifiers and users of the FSP Frangible Post System in order that it can be designed into local applications. This data is also being distributed to providers of sign design software so that as new releases become available they can reflect the suitability of our product for particular sites.
Root Mounted Column:
• Column Length: 4 to 7 meters
• Column Diameter: 76mm
• Root Length: 800mm
• Root Diameter: 140mm
• Cable Slot in Root: 150mm x 75mm
• Door Aperture: 500mm x 100mm
If you intend to mount a road sign to a new or existing post, you'll need road sign clips.
Road signs for post mounting come with channel section on the reverse.
Clips come in pre-determined diameters for circular posts. One end of the clip slides into the channel, the other is then bolted in place around the post.
Mounting road signs to posts with channel section clips is very easy and only requires a spanner for an M6 bolt.
Road sign clips priced per single clip.
Welded-based post for road signs where the surface is unsuitable for posts with concrete foundations.
Material - 3mm steel
Length - 1 to 3.5 meters (all posts above 3 meters are non stock items and will incur a 14 day lead time)
Diameter - 76mm
Base Pad - 300mm square, 10mm steel
Colour - Black or Traffic Grey (any other RAL colour please request price)
Post with a welded-flange-bottom for drilling into the ground (no screws provided).
We accept no responsibility for improper installation of signs or posts. Ensure you check this post is suitable for the location and wind-loading requirements with a qualified person before installing.
Manufactured using 3mm aluminium, stainless steel and only the best quality 3M inks and vinyls. Performance lives of up to 12 years can be expected.
Choose from multiple sizes, mounting options and vinyl specifications. If you need to change the details on the sign just let us know if in the customer notes!
Usually delivered in 7 to 10 working days - please contact us for our latest lead times during the COVID period
Prices shown are exclusive of VAT, calculated during the checkout process.