It is very important for traffic control and utility companies to have reliable equipment that can protect the public from dangerous situations. Some safety tools like fire extinguishers are used solely after an accident has happened and damage control is necessary. On the other hand, some tools excel at preventing incidents from occurring. Although damage control is always necessary, it is a proven fact that it is better to prevent the damage from happening first and one of the most useful types of tools used to prevent from unwanted accidents in both fields of work is a road cone.
Safety road cones are the most used traffic safety devices in any industry. They are extremely durable and are able to grab anyone’s attention. In any type of business, safety road cones are very effective at creating boundaries that stop pedestrians or drivers from entering already dangerous areas which prevents the general public from incurring bodily harm.
Amongst the many types of cones in the market, PVC cones are more visibly notated as being used by traffic control and utility crews. PVC cones are made of polyvinyl chloride which is one of the most durable plastics in the world. Compared to regular vinyl cones, the PVC road cone is 100 percent recyclable and has a very sturdy black base at the bottom making it a more secure device.
Most vinyl cones come in several sizes. The tallest standing cone is around 36 inches tall and the smallest stands at 12 inches. For the most part, traffic control will aim to keep the taller cones at-hand because they are more distinguishable by drivers in mobile vehicles. Smaller cones are noticeable by the human eye, but the lack of height does not make it easy for driver seated several inches off the ground to see it.
Whichever type of safety cone preferred, it will definitely still do the job of creating boundaries that can be seen by the public. All dangerous situations must be under control and by using road cones to do the job; one can guarantee that any potentially harmful situation will be properly contained.