Barriers & Fencing Walkthrough

Barriers and Fencing IconThe use of barriers and fences is important to prevent children and guests from entering non-permitted areas, and to keep them from coming into contact with hazardous machinery, animals, etc.

  • Barriers usually refer to fencing (separation from a hazard).
  • Sometimes a barrier is intended for crowd control.

The “walkthrough” that follows will encompass some general fencing and barrier guidelines, and also provide links to useful resources.


A "Walkthrough" refers to "walking through" or looking through a series of pictures, and deciding if they show hazards and/or safety items, or if safety items are lacking. After evaluating the pictures and giving an answer, a correction will appear with additional guidelines, recommendations and resources.


The pictures on the following pages may depict some items and/or situations which are hazardous or unsafe. They are intended to assist in the identification of unsafe situations, and therefore may not represent “best practices”. If you have questions about any of the pictures or the situations depicted, please contact us at