The use of a vehicle by terrorists to attack crowds is on the rise. In 2016, more people in Europe and the United States were injured or killed by vehicle attacks than by shootings and bombings combined. The Storefront Safety Council notes that commercial buildings are struck 60 times per day, resulting in over 4,000 serious injuries and as many as 500 deaths. The use of bollards and barriers in high security applications is well known. This interactive online course will teach professionals the Why and Where and How of using bollards and barriers to protect people and property, and give design parameters that account for vehicle weights and speeds, approach vectors, penetration levels and more. The course will give numerous examples, will teach about ASTM standards F2656 and F3016 for the testing of bollards and barriers, and discuss recent code changes and legal and other trends as pertaining to providing effective protection and security to the public by specifying the correct product, installed in the correct way, and tested to the correct standard of performance.
Health, Safety and Welfare
Describe how to specify safety and security bollards and barriers for public and private projects.
Identify areas of particular risk of vehicle intrusions at parking lots, retail storefronts, commercial buildings, and public areas.
Evaluate ASTM test standards, manufacturer's claims and installation limitations.
Summarize how to limit the possibility of future liability claims by designing to a greater level of safety and by excluding post-construction conditional uses and changes in parking lots, traffic controls, and additional subsequent exterior features or uses.
Locate recent additions to codes, ordinances, and trends in local and state jurisdictions.