Temporary Vehicle Restraint Systems

BG800® temporary Steel barrier

Highway Care's BG800® temporary steel barrier is a leading, rapidly deployable, low deflection vehicle restraint system (VRS) in the UK market. Along with its success in the UK, BG800® was the first temporary steel barrier introduced overseas and has continued to be a primary choice of road barrier system.

Made from galvanised steel and features a unique quick-link connector for rapid connection and installation. All at competitive rates delivered from our strategically located depots.

Accepted for use on Highways England roads BG800® offers an energy absorbing feature, which when hit, results in minimal damage to both errant vehicles and the barrier itself due to its distinguished stepped profile design.

Standards, Testing & Performance

The BG800® temporary steel barrier has been tested in accordance with EN1317 and meets N2 W2, N2 W5, H2 W8 performance standards. Also successfully tested to NCHRP 350 TL-1, TL-2, TL-3, TL-4 and MASH TL-3.


  • Rapid deployment
  • Easy installation
  • Saves work zone space - up to 800 mm
  • Lightweight, 90 kgs per metre
  • Permanent and temporary applications
  • Minimum deflection system - only 200 mm
  • Roadside and central reservation application
  • Suitable for contraflow due to bi-directional nature of the barrier
  • Life cycle of up to 25 years

Supply & Installation

With three depots located around the UK, Highway Care can service small up to large scale installations and provide emergency call-outs in the rare event of an unforeseeable accident.

BG800® can be hired directly from Highway Care in both 6 m and 12 m sections, resulting in rapid installation. Our temporary steel barrier will be delivered, installed and maintained by our highly trained in-house operations team. The standard BG800® requires anchoring to the ground at each end of a run.

BG800® Range of Products and Options

      BG800® Wheeled

      An option that is available for the BG800® is the wheeled version. Wheels are added to the BG800® for projects where there is restricted space, so that the barrier can be wheeled into position. Installations can be completed in a quicker time frame and allows for short runs to be opened up.

      Standards, Testing & Performance

      Tested in accordance with EN1317 and meets N2 W2 and H2 W8.

      StandardsEN1317 N2 W2 | EN1317 N2 W5 | EN1317 H2 W5
      Weight90 kg per metre
      Width540 mm
      Height800 mm
      Deploymentapprox. 216 m per truck

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