Whether the coast is clear or a collision is imminent isn't always immediately apparent at gateways that are difficult to see, or in production areas teeming with activity. At least they are until security mirrors are put in place, which turns a game of chance into a well regulated affair – and this not only in outside spaces areas.
Legislators don't quite seem to agree about when mirrors should be used for safety at work (and other areas). Interestingly, mirrors are not traffic signs as defined by the road traffic regulations. Austria is one exception to this. If the worst comes to pass, this point might be important when negotiating with the insurance company.
On the other hand, the health & safety executive (HSE) specify thatsurveillance
mirrors are clearly essential components of safe traffic routes – and intersections or junctions that are difficult to see find explicit mention in them.
However, the HSE also clearly states: safety mirrors alone aren't enough. Additional barriers and bollars are always necessary to draw attention to the potential for danger and accidents in a certain area.
By principle, you can recognise designated traffic mirrors at KAISER+KRAFT by the typical red and white safety marking, an eye-catching and attention-grabbing border. This has two functions: it arouses the attention and ensures that the person who sees the mirror – and therefore the danger zone – is aware of it. Furthermore, this marking shows that this mirror is one that shows the surroundings in a very specific way. This image varies according to product:
Traffic mirrors optimised for universal indoor and outdoor use are also made of impact resistant and shatterproof material and are, due to the special bracket, resistant to wind speeds at hurricane strength (wind load certified). Furthermore, their function is not impaired in winter.
Traffic mirrors alone don't exhaust the range of reflective products available at KAISER+KRAFT, not by far. You'll also find numerous models here which increase visibility in a diverse range of situations and areas:
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