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Barbed Wire Fencing: What You Need to Know

 

Barbed wire fencing is common throughout Canada, but there are different types of barbed wire fencing, and different applications for this versatile fencing product.

In some cases, barbed wire fencing is little more than a means of delineating property lines and containing livestock, while it others, it serves as an additional security deterrant. Here's what you need to know about barbed wire.

What Is 358 Fencing?

 

If you are doing research about high security fencing, you have probably asked yourself what is 358 fencing? That's because 358 mesh is very common in high security applications around the world.

While 358 mesh is relatively new in Canada, Rite-Way Fencing is one of the few fence companies that are actively growing our product line in this area, and we're happy to tell you what you need to know.

What Makes a Security Fence Different?

 

Most people do not think much about fences at all. They certainly don’t ponder what the difference between a security fence and the fence around their back yard is, and the truth is, until they’re faced with the task of choosing a fence to secure a commercial, industrial or institutional property, they really have no idea what they are even looking for.

We DO know what the difference between security fences and residential fences, and we are happy to share a few of the key elements you should be looking for here.

What Does It Mean to be a COR Certified Fence Contractor

 

Most commercial and industrial consruction companies in Western Canada know what it means to be a COR certified fence contractor, but there are still some people who don't understand what makes a fence company that has COR so different.

Safety Focus

The first difference, when dealing with a COR certified fence contractor, is that the whole organization will be safety focused. COR demands that processes be put in place, and management protocols be followed, but also that workers at every level of the organization be trained and educated in proper safety practices. Everyone is equipped with the correct PPE, knows how to use it, and is motivated to maintain a healthy and safe workplace.

 

If you live in any big city in Canada, or in fact in most parts of the world, chances are you see temporary fencing on a daily basis. Around every construction site, restricting access to any landscape hazard, there are wire mesh panels of various sizes and colors everywhere you look.

However, while you might think they are unnecessary or even unsightly, temporary fencing in construction is very much a necessary part of the cityscape. Here’s why:

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