Category: Road Safety

Chaos causing concrete crash

Chaos causing concrete crash

A driver has been arrested after their van crashed into concrete bollards.

A witness recalled the incident, saying the van “took out all the pavement concrete bollards and spun a few times.” The force of the incident was so great that one wheel was detached from the van.

While the damage to the van was quite significant, it is a small price to pay when people’s safety is at risk.

Australian bollards’ event bollards are a total leasing solution for public safety. They can be deployed at a moment’s notice, with installation by our in-house installation team. Our event bollards provide VBIED and PAS 68 protection.

Our concrete event bollards also include a propriety security insert to ensure they are even more impact resistant than other similar bollards on the market and have the option of solar lighting so they can be visible at night time.

While no one was significantly hurt, dangerous incidents like these can occur at any time.

Just recently, a couple in New Zealand took measures into their own hands by installing concrete bollards outside their home to keep their family safe. They were proved right when a car smashed into their bollards only moments after their kids were playing outside.

We believe that concrete event bollards are the best solution to keep incidents like these from getting out of control.

For more information on our event bollards please visit,

UNSW Safeguards their Students

UNSW Safeguards their Students

With the increasing occurrence of terror attacks around the world, Sydney’s city council has been taking steps to enhance security around public spaces in the city centre.

In June this year, the council installed concrete bollards along Martin Place at the location of the Lindt Café siege, to prevent terrorist attacks like those we have seen in London, Barcelona and Nice.

According to a City of Sydney spokesperson, the bollards will help to “strengthen security in public places”.

We couldn’t agree more. With terror attacks sparking fear, the best thing we can do is create safe zones for people, allowing them to go on with their lives unobstructed. By installing bollards, we ensure our right to move freely without fear.

Australian Bollards is proud to assist with this process by providing heavy duty but visually appealing bollards to do the job.

Our bollards have been installed at universities around Australia such as RMIT, Melbourne University, Deakin, and University of Tasmania.


One of our recent installations can be found at The University of NSW where 80 High Impact Energy Absorbing Bollards have been placed in front of the university’s entrances and car parks, providing protection for teachers and students.

We are proud to present a security solution that protects against any vehicle borne attack but also look beautiful and blend in seamlessly with the surroundings.

We look forward to supplying and partnering with other universities around Australia in the future to create safer public spaces.

Eliminating High-Risk Highways

Eliminating High-Risk Highways

VicRoads is in partnership with the TAC to deliver improvements on the top 20 highest risk rural roads.

NJM Group applauds this move and is well positioned to assist VicRoads and the TAC in providing solutions as we move towards a safer Victoria.

One of the targeted areas is the Princess Highway which VicRoads has proposed the installation of wire rope centerline barriers between Stratford and Bairnsdale.

According to a VicRoads spokesperson the main reason behind this move of installing safety barriers is to prevent cars running off roads.


And when it comes to preventing vehicles careering off rural roads W railings is an ideal solution.

When drivers lose control of their vehicle on rural roads, it is often the moment the car tires hit the unstable surface next to the road when cars flip or spin out to a greater degree.

The W railing can prevent the car from reaching the unstable surface to minimise the damage to the car and more importantly injury to the car occupants.

NJM Group will continue to work with councils, the State Government and traffic organisations to provide consultancy, products, installations and maintenance as we work towards fulfilling the goal of reducing the dangers of 20 of Victoria’s most dangerous rural highways.

Softer Speed Humps for Parking Safety

Softer Speed Humps for Parking Safety

Speeding in car parks is an incredibly dangerous thing to do, but with shoppers racing for parking spots, it is an all too common occurrence.

Speed Humps provide an effective solution for slowing down cars forcing commuters to drive at a safer speed.

However, many speed humps have steep inclines making it uncomfortable for drivers and passengers passing over them, particularly children, babies and the disabled. It also can be strenuous on car suspensions and can aggravate or cause spinal injuries.

This is why our speed humps are designed to provide a gentle drive over experience.

It is tall enough to meet Australian Standards and provides a visual deterrent to speeding, making parking lots safer for pedestrians while not aggravating drivers enhancing everyone’s shopping experience.

They have been tested against high volume traffic flows, and the materials used ensure durability and longevity over an extensive range of time.

Our range of speed humps are environmentally friendly and are made from recycled rubber.

They are tested and approved to be used in car parks, commercial premises, petrol stations, roads and driveways to provide a gentle approach to car park safety.



Contriving a safer 80 Collins Street

Contriving a safer 80 Collins Street

QIC’s 80 Collins Street project recently approached NJM Building Contractors, a division of NJM Group, for consultancy on installing bollards at their site.

The building is going to have 39 stories and host 5.800 sqm of retail space as well as a 250-room SilverNeedle hotel, making 80 Collins Street a busy city hub to be. As with all crowded places, security in and around the building is essential.

NJM Building Contractors has extensive experience with manufacturing, supplying, installing, and maintaining bollards and numerous other architectural solutions.

We have a wide range of clients including Metro Trains Melbourne, SA Water, Crown, Etihad Stadium and Melbourne Museum.

Our Avetto certification demonstrates our ability to take on high level government, industrial and commercial projects.

After a thorough consultation, NJM Building Contractors took over management of the bollard installation at 80 Collins Street, making sure it was completed in a safe and timely manner.

NJM Contractors take pride in efficient and safe conscious service and are dedicated to fulfilling the needs of our customers.

If you need professional consultancy, our customer service team would love to hear from you.

Configuring your curved railing

Configuring your curved railing

At Australian Bollards we supply a numerous amount of W Beam railings, and sometimes it’s hard to know which ones to use and for what purpose.

Our curved W Beam railing comes in both 90-degree and 45-degree angles as well as internal and external. Manufactured from galvanised steel, these railings are heavy duty and offers high visibility which enables driver confidence in dark areas.


These barrier systems are designed for along curvatures in highways, roads, around water tanks, gas tanks, car parks, acting as column and pole protection and curves in industrial warehouses.

These beams are installed where protection for drivers, pedestrians and slow moving vehicles is paramount.

If a larger radius curve is needed it can be obtained using our standard straight sections.

The railing can be custom ordered to suit the needs of the space intended, as well as connecting with other W Beams for greater protection and security.

Repairing W Beams is easy and cost-effective, a section can be taken and replaced if needed, and doesn’t have to compromise on strength or safety.

If you would like to know more feel free to contact our sales team on +61 9549 3488

Our cities would be safer using Trident Bollards

Our cities would be safer using Trident Bollards

Premium protection calls for premium products, which are durable, strong and resilient.

In high traffic scenarios, where protection of people, assets and buildings is our main goal, high impact resistant and subsurface mounted bollards provide a secure protective environment.

The market is in demand for a stable protection solution, especially now that the Omni stop bollard has been withdrawn from the market place.

Tram stop is a particularly sensitive location. According to Yarra Trams, over 3.5 million of passengers use the tram service in Melbourne every week. Weekends are particularly busy, with over 500,000 people using the trams.

With our Trident bollard system, designed carefully to prevent impact from vehicles moving at speed of 40 km/h, which is the most common speed limit in major city streets, and weighting roughly 1650 kg, security is never compromised.

Placing the right bollard at tram stops can play a crucial role in protecting the passengers and being OH&S compliant, they can help save lives during incidents which can occur at or around tram stops.

Manufactured from 350 grade Australian steel and with Australian Bollards durable finish, they have an additional distinguishable feature. Namely, installed with FD 300, which is a solar powered LED amber safety system placed between the bollards, making it a perfect safety solution.

The highly visible LED markers which flash during the night serve as guidance indicators for drivers, increasing the night time visibility, making the area safer and clearly marked. Night visibility is further enhanced by the 3M reflective tape at the top of the bollard.

Our Trident bollard system is the perfect solution for protecting government buildings, hospitals, pavement cafes, shopping centres, bus and tram stops, retail shop windows and similar. These locations are now at high risk due to previously installed inadequate protection systems.

Overview of the Caribbean Business Park project

Overview of the Caribbean Business Park project

With 200,000m² of state-of-the-art office buildings surrounded by lush grasslands and lakes, the Caribbean Business Park truly is staking its claim as the premier business park in Australia.

To achieve their desires of grandeur, the Caribbean Business Park team has joined forces with NJM Group, to provide safety solutions which come with a level of sophistication and professionalism.

We have recently completed the stage one construction process which involved installing handrails, balustrades, parking bollards, wheel stops, light bollards, height bars and card readers.


And following that successful installation we are proud to announce, we will be heavily involved in stage two.


While talks are still going on, we do know there will be many handrails and balustrades being installed by Australian Handrails, a division of NJM Group.

The handrails will be custom built to seamless blend in to the surroundings.

This installation is just one of many examples of how we provide perfectly tailored solutions for clients from our wide range of products to ensure all their safety requirements are met while achieving any aesthetic our client’s desire.

Creating ‘safe zones’ at supermarkets

Creating ‘safe zones’ at supermarkets

Supermarkets often feature long glass walls which back on to parking lots and Coles Patterson Lakes is no exception.

For this reason, bollard protection is essential and Australian Bollards was happy to oblige by installing a row of grey high impact bollards to provide protection.

Whether it be protection from ram-raids, terrorism, machinery accidents or simply someone mistaking their accelerator for their brake, this installation will ensure the safety of shoppers as well as protecting the building itself.

Coles Patterson Lakes now has two layers of protection, the first being a row of wheel stops which would slow down a driver who is headed towards the building and now a very sturdy second layer of protection in the bollards.

In recent times, ram-raiding thieves and terrorists have targeted all kinds of shopping facilities whether it is major shopping centres or standalone supermarkets.

Australian Bollards is well-known for keeping Australias most frequented areas, facilities and precincts safe through customising solutions which not only provide protection but look good. 

What is a Trident Bollard System

What is a Trident Bollard System

NJM Group has launched the Trident Bollard system.

So, what is a trident? Traditionally a weapon used by Poseidon, the Greek God of the Sea, it resembles a pitchfork with three prongs that has long personified strength. In the case of Australian Bollards, the Trident System is a supreme safety solution for high traffic areas.

Comprised of Trident Bollards that flank Solar LED Line Markers, this initiative incorporates a collaboration between exceptional defence and visibility enhancement to produce a versatile protective system.

Ideally utilised in construction zones where building apparatuses and overhead gantries are in place, Trident Bollards are engineered to safeguard pedestrians, vehicles and assets while the line marker offers illumination after dark in order to warn nearby drivers to slow down, rendering this as the perfect day and night solution.

As a result, local councils are a specific entity that would reap the benefits of implementing a Trident Bollard system on site in construction scenarios to further improve workplace and community safety, as well as other high risk areas such as the front of cafes and primary school pedestrian crossings.

The Trident System will challenge Saferoads’ Omni-Stop Bollard as the premium item on the market, with both products equipped to handle 40 kilometre an hour impact while retaining structural integrity.


This system not only delivers quality protection and durability but does so in an environmentally conscious manner, with the Solar LED Line Marker demonstrating Australian Bollard’s commitment to sustainability.

Manufactured from stainless steel in a yellow powder coated finish, Trident Bollards are high impact resistant, key lockable and subsurface mounted via core drilled housing for convenient and simple removal.

Perfect for application in congested areas, these bollards boast a 9.9 millimetre wall thickness and are capable of withstanding vehicles weighing roughly 1650 kilograms travelling at around 40 kilometres an hour.

A model of functionality, the Trident System from Australian Bollards is the obvious choice for ensuring a sustainable and secure protective environment in heavy traffic situations.