Portable expanding barricades from The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) have been installed at the Woolworths Metro store in Armadale, Melbourne to help secure the liquor aisles. ATDC’s portable expanding barriers were supplied for this prototype application to secure Woolworths’ liquor aisles by deterring persons from being able to reach the bottles of alcohol through the barricade or even pass bottles through it.

Following the installation, the barricade is serving its purpose as a powerful loss prevention tool, reducing both theft and shrinkage in the store. ATDC’s barricades also ensure compliance for the store with the prevailing state liquor licensing legislation.

For the Armadale store, ATDC’s S04-1 DD (Double Diamond) mesh portable expanding barricade was the product of choice, with its tightly interwoven mesh creating a narrow 65mm pitch between the metal cross linkages, and making it extremely difficult for anyone to reach through the barrier.

Key features of the Woolworths installation include 2020mm high barricades in a black powder-coated finish; seamless floor mounted locking mechanism featuring a surface mounted laser cut stainless steel floor plate to which the barrier engages at each end; and trackless, portable design allowing the barrier to be wheeled away during trading hours on heavy duty non marking rubber bottom castors to back of house completely out of sight.

The double diamond mesh portable expanding barricade has been successfully tested for safety under the latest OH&S legislation as well as for compliance with numerous provisions of the Australian Standards for Temporary Fencing and Hoardings AS 4687-2007, namely for dynamic impact, simulated climbing and foothold aperture tests.

ATDC is already installing these barricades at several retail facilities in the Woolworths network including BWS and Dan Murphy’s liquor stores.

ATDC’s double diamond mesh barriers have the added advantage of being compliant under certain circumstances with the emergency exit provisions of the BCA.

ATDC’s portable expanding barricades are now sold in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra as well as in all regional centres across the country including Darwin, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Wollongong and Geelong. These barricades are also being successfully exported to South East Asia, the Asia Pacific region, the Pacific Islands and the UAE.