Retractable Belt Barriers and Rope Barriers
Queue control barriers are a popular and easy way of controlling queues and crowds at busy exhibitions, museums, tourist attractions, airports and entertainment venues.
We offer two queue barrier options – retractable belt barriers and post and rope barrier systems.
Retractable barrier systems are popular and suitable for all types of venues or events. Each one consists of a pole, base and retractable belt which can be connected to other retractable barriers to create the customised system that suits your needs.
Retractable belt crowd barrier systems can also be helpful POS advertising tools with the addition of our Retractable Queue Barrier Rollersign; a product that allows you to display marketing materials from the retractable belt. This upgrades your standard queue system to a crowd management setup which also has a promotional value.
Our rope and pole barriers are sold separately to enable you to create a bespoke queue system. Posts and rope-style crowd control is effective for restaurants, nightclubs and hotels as it offers a more stylish and quality feel than a standard retractable belt system. Their high-quality design makes them ideal for directing customer footfall while providing an executive and professional look.
We are approved distributors for the leading Tensator® and Tensabarrier® crowd barrier systems. The UK’s safest queue management solutions with unique patented safety features and designs. Tensabarriers® are available in a wide range of stanchion post styles and webbing tape colours that are suitable for every sector and application. View our full range of Tensabarriers®.
For more information on our Crowd Control Barriers please contact us or call our sales team on 01733 511030. View our full range of outdoor advertising displays.
Benefits of Queue Barriers:
- Portable Crowd Control Barriers
- Quick And Easy to Deploy
- Re-Usable And Reconfigurable
- Pole And Rope Barriers Available
- Modular, Extendable Barriers
- Suitable For Social Distancing
- Black And Silver Stanchion Posts
- In Stock Solutions For Fast Delivery
- Market Leading Tensabarriers®
- Exhibitions And Events
- Entertainment Venues
- Retail And Shopping Centers
- Social Distancing And Safety
- Airports & Transport Services
- Warehouse And Factories
- Restaurants, Pubs And Bars
- POS And Promotional Events
- Queue & Safety Management
Queue barriers are a popular and easy way of controlling crowds at busy exhibitions, museums, tourist attractions, airports and entertainment venues. They are typically available in two different styles: retractable barriers and post and rope systems.
Retractable barrier systems are our most popular queue barrier system and are suitable for all types of venue or event. Each one consists of a pole and base (or wall-mounted bracket) and retractable belt tape which can be connected to other retractable barriers to create a bespoke queueing system that suits your needs. You can also include additional advertising to your queue barriers using our Printed Retractable Queue Barriers RollerSigns.
Rope and pole barriers are ideal for use in restaurants, nightclubs and hotels; directing customer footfall while providing an executive VIP and professional look. Posts are available in standard black or silver, with various rope colours to suit your requirements.
Crowd control queue barriers are designed to organise and structure queueing systems at busy exhibitions, museums, tourist attractions, airports and entertainment venues. They can also be used to mark queueing zones for social distancing purposes outside shops and retail spaces.
If your venue is expecting large numbers of people, installing crowd barriers, rope & pole systems or retractable belt barriers can help to manage those numbers and maintain order. As numbers inside venues are likely to be limited or closely managed for some time to come, having queue systems in place at your premises can help keep your visitors, customers and staff as safe as possible.
Queue barriers can be used at exhibitions, museums, tourist attractions, airports and entertainment events, as well as restaurants, cafes, clubs and other hospitality venues. They are designed for use anywhere where crowd management is required. We even sell a specific queue barrier for social distancing, with a black and yellow printed webbing belt.
Crowd queue barriers are available in two different styles: retractable barriers and post and rope systems. Retractable barrier systems are often a popular choice. These consist of a pole and base (or wall-mounted bracket) and retractable belt which can be connected to other retractable barriers to create a bespoke queueing system that suits your needs. Rope and pole barriers offer a more luxurious look, making them ideal for use in restaurants, nightclubs and hotels; directing customer footfall while providing a more upmarket, professional look.
Our retractable belt barrier posts are equipped with 1 starting belt, and two/three belt receiver notches, meaning you can create a multi-directional queue system.
To connect a retractable belt to the pole or wall bracket, simply slide the plastic end into the receiver notch until it is securely locked in place. Ensure the belt is fastened correctly to prevent the retractable barrier pinging back to its starting point.
A stanchion is an upright bar, post, or frame forming a support or barrier for either a retractable belt barrier system or rope and post queuing system. Stanchions include a post and supporting base.
All of our retractable belts have a standard belt length of 2m (2000mm). This means for a straight-line queue, you will need a post (or wall bracket) at maximum 2-metre intervals along your queueing system in order to correctly attach the belts. The number of retractable barrier posts you require will depend on the length of your queue. Retractable barriers typically include two/three arrival notches; in addition to the retracting belt so you can form queueing systems that run in different directions from the same post.
Please note: for snake or zig-zag queues, additional posts or brackets will be required at more regular intervals to form tighter corners.
To discuss your queue setup and requirements, please contact our team on 01733 511030 and we will be happy to help you design your bespoke queueing system.
Yes, we sell two different styles of rope barrier systems: our Standard Queue Rope Barrier and our Exhibition Queue Rope Barrier.
The Standard Queue Barrier System has a polished chrome pole base that’s 910mm high and is suitable for use with the coordinating black velvet rope, which is 1500mm long and finished with silver clips.
The Exhibition Queue Barrier System is available with either a black or silver post (950mm high) and is suitable for use with the coordinating 1500mm long exhibition barrier rope, which is available in red or black.
Social distancing is a construct developed by the WHO in conjunction with leading virologists and other experts which minimises the impact of infectious diseases such as COVID-19. The basic rules of social distancing are:
- Remain 2m apart from others not in your ‘bubble’.
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth in indoor public spaces (eg. shops).
- Isolate immediately if you develop symptoms or Coronavirus (until you receive a negative test result or for a further 10 days following a positive test result), if you have been in contact with someone who has developed symptoms or received a positive test result, if you have recently returned from travel abroad or if you have been notified by the NHS app that you must self-isolate.
- Businesses should install screens and dividers as barriers between people to limit the spread of the virus.
Social distancing measures are currently in place in most countries throughout the world and is a recommendation of the World Health Organisation (WHO). At time of writing, it is a mandatory requirement for citizens of the UK. Current UK Government guidelines state a minimum 2 metre distance between people who are not isolating together. Social distance measures must be in place for all shops, offices, businesses and public venues in order for them to re-open and be COVID safe. Queue barriers, floor stickers, hand sanitisers and social distancing screens are essential solutions for any business to protect their customers and staff.
Retractable belt queue barriers can be a useful tool for social distancing as they can be deployed when necessary to organise crowds outside venues or retail spaces where numbers inside are limited.
One of the key social distancing measures is to remain 2m apart from others not in your ‘bubble’. This means that retail outlets sometimes need to limit the number of people inside their stores at any one time. Particularly for smaller establishments or very busy shops, it’s likely that people will need to wait outside for their turn to shop. Queue barrier systems manage this waiting process in an orderly fashion, helping to keep pavements clear.
While all types of queue barrier systems can be used for social distancing, our Retractable Queue Barriers For Social Distancing come with a pre-printed 2m-long retractable webbing belt with a ‘maintain social distance’ message. The set also includes a 1040mm high silver steel stanchion post with option of a 4-way connection.
Queue barriers are a popular and easy way of controlling crowds at busy exhibitions, museums, tourist attractions, airports and entertainment events, as well as pubs, clubs, bars and other hospitality venues. They are designed to form queue lanes for orderly crowd control, or to direct footfall around a large venue.
However, crowd control barriers can also be used to help structure social distancing measures in shops, showrooms and hospitality venues during periods of national restrictions. We sell a specific retractable belt printed with a ‘Maintain Social Distance’ message. These queue systems are particularly effective when combined with other items such as floor stickers, sanitising stations or instructional signage.
All of our queue barrier products featuring retractable belts have a standard belt length of 2m (2000mm), including our printed Social Distancing belt.
If this belt length is not suitable for you, please reach out to our team via our Contact Us page or call us on 01733 511030 and we will be happy to discuss alternative solutions.
Rope and pole barriers offer a more formal and stylish alternative to retractable belt barriers and they are therefore popular choices for queueing systems and crowd control at bars, clubs, restaurants, museums, exhibitions and other luxury VIP venues.
Our Standard Rope & Pole Queue Barrier System has a polished chrome pole base that’s 910mm high and is suitable for use with the coordinating black velvet rope, which is 1500mm long and finished with silver clips.
Our Exhibition Rope & Pole Queue Barrier System is available with either a black or silver post (950mm high) and is suitable for use with the coordinating 1500mm long exhibition barrier rope, which is available in red or black.
For retractable queue barriers, the easiest way to add branded advertising to your crowd control system is with our Printed Retractable Queue Barriers RollerSign. Suitable for use with belt barrier systems with 64mm or 70mm diameter posts, these instantly transferable banners (display size W1455mm x H960mm) are perfect for different campaigns or events and offer high-quality, bespoke marketing imagery to maximise your brand’s visual impact. Simply attach the adapter cap to the top of the post, slide the sturdy aluminium display cassette on to the adapter caps (one at either end) and pull the banner down, locking it into place.
If you have metal crowd barriers, we sell personalised branded Printed Crowd Barrier Jackets. Made from either super stretch fabric or PVC vinyl (with double-sided printing as standard), they are ideal for covering up unsightly crowd barriers whilst enhancing your brand awareness.
The stretch fabric version is available in 2 sizes: 1900mm x 918mm or 2210mm x 918mm. The polyester graphic is printed using a dye-sublimation printing technique to ensure maximum vibrancy and longevity. As a result of the intense printing technique, the graphic is more durable and can be machine washed without artwork cracking, peeling or fading.
The PVC vinyl version is available in 2 sizes: 2180mm x 1837mm or 2410mm x 1837mm. These feature digitally printed and feature photo-quality artwork on a wipe-clean service; making them the ideal choice for muddier venues.
Both vinyl and fabric graphics are available in bespoke sizes upon request; please speak to a member of our team on 01733 511030.
Both our retractable belt barrier systems and our rope and pole barrier systems are suitable for use in shops and retail facilities, however, typically the retractable belt barriers are a more popular solution due to their flexiblity, ease of use and modular design.
Each one consists of a pole and base (or wall-mounted bracket) and retractable belt which can be connected to other retractable barriers to create a bespoke queueing system that suits your space and needs.
Our retractable belts have a standard belt length of 2m (2000mm), meaning for a straight-line queue, you will need a post (or wall bracket) at maximum 2-metre intervals in order to correctly attach the belts. Zig-zag queues will require posts or brackets at more regular intervals to form tighter corners.
In addition, these retractable barrier systems can benefit from the addition of a Printed Retractable Queue Barriers RollerSign which offers advertising space for branding or promotions.