The growing use of bollards to protect people’s lives and properties has proven to be a handy and cost-effective way to meet the goal. Bollards are found nearly everywhere nowadays when we move out. There are bollards on roadsides, outside offices, restaurants, schools, hospitals, etc. A very popular use of bollards is protecting vehicles in parking. The bollards are available in several different types and sizes. Moreover, now most of these different types of bollards are easily available online, just a click away.
The use of bollards at hospitals is also gaining a lot of popularity as the situations at a hospital pose several different types of threats that bollards can prevent. Some of the uses of bollards for hospital emergency entrances are as follows:
- Protecting vehicles
Hospitals usually have a massive inflow of people consisting of patients, visitors, doctors, or other staff of the hospital. With those people comes a large number cars. As the number of vehicles increases, so does the risk of accidents. The risk is increased even more when those people are in a hurry or are tense due to some developments at the hospital. So, to reduce that risk and to protect the vehicles, hospitals make use of bollards. Bollards perform two very important roles in protecting vehicles. Firstly, it draws a boundary around the parking space notifying people about the starting and ending limits of the parking. Secondly, in case of an accident, bollards protect the cars that are parked by acting as a shield. Therefore, if a car gets out of driver’s control and is headed towards a couple of parked cars, the bollards can protect the parked cars.
- Protection for pedestrians and property
A lot of driveways inside a hospital are alongside pedestrian sidewalks and the vehicles driven on those driveways are very close to the people walking on the sidewalks. Therefore, passing vehicles pose a threat to injure people due to an accident. Even if not an accident, a car can bruise a person walking at the edge of a sidewalk. This is where the bollards come into play. A bollard will form a very visible boundary dividing the sidewalk and the driveway. Therefore, the drivers will be able to more clearly judge the end limit of the driveway and drive far from it and not injuring any pedestrians.
Adding to this, there are several properties in a hospital premises that are quite sensitive yet placed outside in open areas alongside driveways. An example might be a generator. So, if not kept protected, those sensitive and important pieces of property can either be stolen, manipulated with or meet an accident. A bollard lining around the property can help protect it by specifying a boundary around the property, thereby protecting it from any unauthorized entries. Furthermore, the bollards will also act as shields and protect the property from getting damaged.
- Creating boundaries
A hospital contains several departments and several areas that are strictly inaccessible for unauthorized personnel. Apart from that, some areas are reserved for certain types of patients who might have a contagious disease. Furthermore, there might be buildings that hold strategic assets or other medical equipment of the hospital that is extremely compulsory for the well-functioning of the hospital.
So, to make sure that all these areas are appropriately segregated, hospitals make use of bollards to draw boundaries around those areas.
Bollards for hospital emergencies, vehicles and parking are very compulsory. Those bollards are responsible for the efficient functioning of hospitals usually and prevent a lot of accidents and thefts. The increasing use of bollards have given a rise to the introduction of several different kinds of bollards. Some of the most popular ones include security bollards, steel bollards, decorative bollards, removable bollards, bolt down bollards, collapsible bollards and more. Hospitals make use of several of these bollards.
All of these bollards are available in multiple styles, colors and sometimes designs. Decorative bollards are very much in fashion these days as they provide multiple functions. They act as protective equipment which is the primary function of bollards and they also look extremely good. Hospitals use decorative bollards to make their premises good looking as well as very well protected.