Updated June 23, 2020 by Jack Mclennan

The 10 Best Expandable Barricades

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Expandable barricades can come in handy when you or your team is trying to stop people or cars from entering an unsafe or dangerous zone. There are many different types, from scissor gates to reflective cones to chains, that you can use to cordon off areas. Keep in mind some options do not meet OSHA color guidelines, so be sure to check if this is something you require. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Flex-Safe Safety Barrier

2. Tenax Safety Fence

3. Essentially Yours Foldable Safety Barricade

Editor's Notes

June 16, 2020:

These barriers can certainly come in handy in a work or construction environment when you want to warn people or keep them out of a dangerous area. A lot of the options on our list are lightweight and collapse down to a relatively small size so you can store them or take them with you to a work site. We have also included some options you can employ in your neighborhood to keep your children safe from cars passing through.

The Retractable Cone Bar, the US Weight Retractable Belt, and the Crowd Control Center Security Chain are all minimal options that are inexpensive, but still get the point across. These selections all can be used to cordon off areas with the least amount of material, but they can also easily be stepped over or gone under if necessary.

The Cartman Collapsible Traffic Cones and the Kid Kusion Driveway Guard are great for increasing your child's safety when their playing with their hopper balls in the driveway or the neighborhood. The former can also be used to light up your car in case of a roadside emergency where you might have to use a scissor jack, as this choice comes with LED lights.

The Tenax Safety Fence is great option for construction workers because it can easily be attached to fence stakes and comes in bright, fluorescent colors that visibly warn people of the restricted area.

We have also included the Essentially Yours Foldable Safety Barricade and the Amazon Commercial Mobile Barricade which are perfect solutions for stopping pedestrians from entering a bathroom out-of-order or letting them know a spill has taken place in the area.

With all these signs it is important to note that OSHA has specific guidelines that warning signs must meet in order to be used in OSHA-compliant spaces. If you are looking for something that falls under this category, make sure to check its compliance, and visit the OSHA website for more information regarding safety standards and protocols.

4. US Weight Retractable Belt

5. Amazon Commercial Mobile Barricade

6. Kid Kusion Driveway Guard

7. Vestil Pexgate

8. Cartman Collapsible Traffic Cones

9. Retractable Cone Bar

10. Crowd Control Center Security Chain


Jack Mclennan
Last updated on June 23, 2020 by Jack Mclennan

Jack McLennan is a writer residing somewhere in the greater Los Angeles area. He is a recent graduate of UC Santa Cruz, where he obtained a bachelor’s in Literature and Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry. He is currently pursuing standup comedy and working on sketch writing, among other things. Jack has worked myriad jobs throughout the years from house painter to gravedigger, which has given him insight into varied fields such as woodworking, furniture, gardening, animal care, handiwork, camping supplies, and more.


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