The Fibopost XT series posts meet requirements for AS1742.3 for various work zones adjacent to roads and is the new alternative that will not shatter on impact.Fibopost 600XT and 369XT replaces steel star pickets and other non Frangible posts to meet Frangibility requirements being non-hazardous in the traffic zone if struck by a vehicle, making the work zone safer and increasing the visibility at night .Some states of Australia are very specific in regard to the use of Steel Star Pickets :"3.9.3 Star pickets & fence droppers: Do not use star pickets for support of road work signs, bunting, flagging, fencing, etc within 9 metres of the trafficked path." and "Do not use star pickets or any other non frangible items such as steel drums, for delineation or any other purposes within 9 metres of the edge of the trafficked lanes." from page 13, PERMIT TO WORK WITHIN THE NTG ROAD RESERVE – March 2011"The advice given to WorkSafe inspectors at this stage is that steel star pickets should not be used where they are located within one metre of the traffic path. Outside this area discretion should be used" from WorkSafe Victoria- Basic Traffic Management Overview May 2005, endorsed by VicRoads
Consider the headlines:
“ 16 May 2007 – So I fell off at buck five and my arm landed on the star picket instead”
“26 Dec 2009 – A 12-year old boy is in a stable condition after he was impaled by a star picket in a trail bike accident near Dalby in south west Queensland”
“25 Mar, 2011 – Firefighters were called to the scene of the single-vehicle crash on the Cotter Road just before 6pm, where the metal star picket had come through the floor of the vehicle and impaled the 47-year-old driver's left thigh.”
“We attended some painful injuries sustained in the home recently. Just after 4pm on Sunday, October 9, an 11-year-old boy bounced off a trampoline at his Beacon Hill home and injured himself on a star picket. The lad sustained a large laceration to his leg”
“ She said a 67 year-old Mornington man was riding a motorbike on private property when he collided with a star picket. He received head injuries.”
Fibopost is the post that is frangible , flexible and safer . The FIBOPOST does not rust ever !! Rusty steel is also a favourite place for C. tetani to hang out along with other infectious bugs another reason to replace the steel Star Pickets with the Fiboposts.
Fiboposts are great insulators in the event that they are driven into or next to underground power lines they will not conduct saving lives and preventing injury .
The Post will flex and is frangible in extreme circumstances where a bolting horse would break through rather than be ripped and torn as in other fence posts in steel, concrete or timber. The top of the XTPost does not become a hazard through it sharpening from impact.