Chapter 8/Plastic Pedestrian Barrier

These plastic pedestrian barriers can be placed on temporary road works, ground work and open excavations – Chapter 8 barriers are the perfect temporary solution to separate works from pedestrians.

All the pedestrian barriers for hire at PAL Hire are fully Chapter 8 compliant barriers (See below for details on Traffic Safety Measures and Signs for
Road Works and Temporary Situations Part 1: Design 2009).

Chapter 8 barriers available for hire from PAL Hire, are and have to be suitably designed and built for road use. Made of durable plastic, these plastic pedestrian barriers are extremely robust and long-lasting.

We offer a range of anti-trip or standard feet. Our Chapter 8 Barriers also can also be easily linked via plastic clips of a linking pin system. Ask us about our hire and install service. With a great supply of barriers UK wide, we can have your barriers on site and ready to deploy as early as tomorrow.



These barriers are 2 meters long and conform to all mandatory regulations.

They are designed to link together and can form a barrier as long as you require.

Each barrier is 1 meter high and features top-faced reflective material on one side and built-in swivel feet for 360 degree positioning.

They are made from a heavy-duty construction for high impact strength and durability.

Delivery & Removal

Barriers and fencing are nationwide and can be delivered and collected on the date and time that you require.

Area for delivery drop-off and collection must be clear and free from obstruction.

Did you know that Chapter 8 is not the name of the barriers. Chapter 8 is the name of the guidelines that should be followed when completing temporary road works.

The DfT (Department for Transport) has released a comprehensive guide known as the Traffic Signs Manual, in which Chapter 8 is split into two parts:

  • Part 1: Road Works and Temporary Situations – Design:
    • Guidance for the design of temporary traffic management arrangements which should be implemented to facilitate maintenance activities or in response to temporary situations.

Part 1 can be read here.

  • Part 2: Road Works and Temporary Situations – Operations:
    • Guidance for planning, managing, and participating in operations to implement, maintain and remove temporary traffic management arrangements.

Part 2 can be read here.

Chapter 8 not only incorporates barriers, but also includes signage, temporary traffic lights, and traffic cones. All these products can be hired via PAL Hire, alongside a range of other equipment to help you complete your road works. Read the full article here.

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Technical Information

Length Height Weight
2 m 1 m 14 kg

(Please note, these are an approximate guide only and can differ depending on supplier)

Safety information

Safety Information

  • Ensure barriers are locked together correctly when erecting
  • Barriers must be placed on flat, sturdy ground
  • Barriers must be dismantled after your event has ended, when the crowds have dispersed and there is no risk of overcrowding
  • Barriers must be dismantled safely, frame by frame
Things to consider

Things to consider

  • There is no limit on how many barriers can be linked together
  • Barriers are used to protect the public from potential hazards; please ensure you have the correct type of barrier to suit your event
  • PAL Hire can supply any number of any type of barrier that you require
  • PAL Hire can drop off and pick up the barriers on any day that you require, get in touch to arrange a suitable time and date

Why don’t we display prices?

We don’t show prices on the website as we prefer to quote on an individual basis to make sure your quote is fully tailored to your complete hire needs.

For tools and equipment secured from third parties prices change often so just call us on 0844 288 7265 for availability and to get the best rates on the day!

Whether you are looking for a single skip or a complete site hire, we can find the right deal for you and the best prices for your area.