Crowd Control Systems and Barriers

No job in the outdoor events industry is ever the same. We believe our strength lies in an unsurpassed knowledge of the sector and our ability to adapt to ever changing criteria, cope with short notice requests and respond to the needs of our clients with the right solutions.  As well as events, we supply crowd control solutions for a variety of other industry sectors including retail and industrial/infastructure.  Keeping outdoor sites safe and secure is what we do best, our engineers are skilled in crowd control and security planning and carry the appropraite qualifications and accreditations to comply within all sectors.


Fixed Leg Pedestrian Barrier
Front of Stage Barriers
Temporary Fencing
Steel Shield
Concorde Barrier
Police Barrier

Fixed Leg Pedestrian Barrier

Our 2.3m fixed leg pedestrian barrier is generally used to segregate areas at events and control the flow of the general public.

This one-piece barrier stands 1.2m high from the ground and interlocks with hooks and eyes to produce a solid barrier line. The panels have offset feet making them easy to stack when not in use. They are specifically designed to be erected and dismantled quickly and to make handling easier.

Front of Stage Barriers

Sometimes known as mojo, A frame, pitstop or crush barriers, our front of stage barriers are ideal for all types of events and available to buy and hire.

  • Dimensions 1m x 1.2m
  • Versatile system offering different configurations
  • Ideal for all types of events
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Comply with Pop code and Institute of Structural Engineers’guidelines
  • Available on a long-term lease or purchase basis
  • Flat pack easi-store design
  • 8.3 kN certificates (supplied by Lloyds British)
  • Full product and public liability insurance
  • Acoustically transparent front panel

Temporary Fencing

Standing 2m high by 3.5m wide, our GS7 anti climb fencing has a special close mesh aperture that is ideal for areas accessed by the general public.

Suitable for low to medium crowd densities, the panels can be used to secure areas at events or create a backstage compound, thanks to the three key elements in its anti-climb system – the panel itself, a foot or block and the coupler.

Our temporary fencing is portable and can be deployed quickly. It is also available with special sections, such as pedestrian gates, vehicle gates, back stays and anti-lift devices to form a secure line on virtually any terrain.


Hoarding is portable and quick to deploy. The 2m high by 2m wide panels sit into blocks and are coupled together. The only difference is their opaque front, which provides a solid line of screening. Often used in areas requiring privacy. When combined within fill panels, hoarding enables you to create a secure and private backstage compound and in order to prevent wind damage, the units are braced using grass pins or block trays.

Steel Shield

This alternative to hoarding creates a solid perimeter fence line measuring a lofty 3.4m high.

Unlike other fencing products, these sturdy panels do not slot into blocks–they sit almost flush to the ground. When stood together, the panels create a continuous fence line. If access to the protected area is required, we can also supply complementing vehicle and pedestrian gates.

Suitable for major Music and Sporting events where site security is essential. The panels can also be laid on their side to create a 2.4m high fence.

Concorde Barrier

Our concorde barrier can offer a strong, standalone barrier with maximum branding capacity enabling clients to create a high-profile branded line of barriers whilst not compromising the speed of deployment. Clients can slide in pre-branded reusable boards along the full 3 metre length of the barrier.

Concorde barriers are often used at the start and finish areas of cycle or running events with the angled nature of the barrier and heavy foot ensuring they are stable in windy conditions as well as keeping the crowd away from the athletes during the crucial final stages of the race.

Police Barrier

Our 1.5m steel police barrier is used most commonly in situations where medium to high crowd pressure is expected.

The triangular base is placed facing away from the crowd and is designed to prevent the panels sliding, enabling them to withstand greater pressure than a standard barrier. Subsequently, this type of fencing can be found at the side of stages, mixing positions and on disabled viewing platforms.

Why choose Arena?

We understand the complications and unique nature of the events and infrastructure industries and pride ourselves on our ability to react quickly and appropriately. We own our own kit which offers fantastic benefits of quality assurance and quick turnaround times.  With depots nationwide, we are able to access and transport equipment quickly.

Our success is illustrated by the wide range of clients who come back to us year after year.

We offer full service solutions, choose from temporary structures, seating, cold rooms, ice rinks, bar hire, catering equipment and furniture hire as well as crowd control. Why not add additional products and services to your event or industrial building? Our turnkey service is convenient and offers fantastic value for money as you are only dealing with one company.

  • Simple and efficient erection of barriers and fencing without on the need for third party plant hire
  • Self-contained, we do not rely or burden your site plant
  • Minimal impact on environment and clients working day
  • Cost-effective solutions
  • Rapid turnaround time, installation and dismantle
  • We own, store and maintain our kit in the UK, thus giving 100% guarantee over supply, quality and safety

Contact us today for a quotation

0844 870 9802