The latest innovation in the Tensabarrier® range has been designed with accessibility in mind. The universal base features the lowest leading edge on the market, allowing you to create a more accessible environment for everyone including users of mobility aids or the visually impaired. Another feature which has been introduced are the high grip rubber pads, which prevents the stanchion from sliding across flooring.

Available in three finishes:




As the inventor of the world famous Tensabarrier®, the retractable stanchion that has been guiding people for over a century. We understand what makes the best quality product and have set the market standard at a competitive price point. With more choice and competitive pricing within the market we are finding that more and more customers are making ill-informed buying choices.

Tensabarrier® is one of the safest stanchions on the market and has been designed and manufactured using the highest quality materials and extensive expertise. All our features are industry leading and make a superior product to what is available from competitors for the same price.


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Safety First 

Tensabarrier® is the safest stanchion on the market – our cassettes have the most unique braking system on the market the webbing retracts 2.5 seconds slower than its closest competitor; making it the safest solution for your customers.

Anti-Tamper Device

All cassettes have an anti-tamper tape end that prevents the webbing detaching accidentally from the post when pulled out and connected. This connects to all competitor products and is marked with the Tensator® stamp of quality, for instant brand recognition.

Height Matters 

The Tensabarrier® has been designed and refined over its lifetime to ensure it is at the optimum height. At 970mm / 38” tall, it is deliberately shorter than competitor products to prevent people going under or over it. They are also easier to knock over due to having a higher centre of gravity and being more likely to catch on clothing or bags.


Optimum Belt Length 

Other competitors offer longer belts, but this is only made possible by using thinner webbing, most commonly of lower grade, while keeping the same diameter post. For as long as the post diameters remain the same, longer belts always mean poorer quality webbing, which wear far less well than Tensator’s thicker, better quality material.


The Thicker The Better

The Tensabarrier® steel post offers flexibility in terms of colours and finishes – something that is limited when purchasing an aluminium post from competitors. The Tensabarrier® post material at 1.5mm is thicker than competitor products at 1.1mm, making it a harder wearing product than cheaper alternatives and less likely to get damaged.

Highest Quality Belts 

Made from 0.89mm military grade fabric, the Tensabarrier® belts are significantly thicker than other retractable stanchions, meaning it is less likely to suffer from degradation over time. Unlike competitor products the thread on the belts will not unravel if cut. Tensator’s digital dye printed webbing also offers a higher quality print.


Contact us to discuss your access and crowd control needs.


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