Energy Absorbing Bollard (EAB)

Proven to save lives

Why use Energy Absorbing Bollards (EAB)?

Energy Absorbing Bollards also known as EAB’s are designed to SAVE LIVES and proven by their rigorous testing during development (see the crash test video below).

With events like the 2017 Melbourne car attacks, a crash tested bollard with a proven impact rating could severely reduce or prevent such incidents in public spaces without compromising pedestrian access and aesthetics like concrete barriers.

  • Energy Absorbing Bollards are the only Crash tested bollard in Australia!
  • Proven levels of crash protection for road-side diners, pedestrians and assets.
  • Avoids serious injury or death to the occupants of the errant vehicle.

What advantage do EAB’s have over other bollards?

Energy Absorbing Bollards (EAB’s) are the only crash tested bollard on the market!

EAB’s are a non-gating energy absorbing bollard. On impact, the unique cartridge system absorbs energy and decelerates the vehicle bringing the vehicle to a steady and controlled stop, protecting both pedestrians and the vehicles occupants.

EAB’s are specially designed to significantly reduce the risk of injury and fatalities to the occupants of the vehicle due to its specially designed crash impact system safely decelerating the vehicle and its occupants while maintaining its crash rating.

Types of Energy Absorbing Bollards

There are currently 2 types of Energy Absorbing Bollards (EAB’s) (formerly named “OmniStop Bollard”) available from Safety Barriers WA:

  • EAB20 – 20km/h crash tested bollard
  • EAB20 – 60km/h crash tested bollard


The EAB20 is perfect for use in slow moving traffic areas like:

  • Parking lots
  • Walkways
  • Asset protection

The EAB20 also has a small in-ground profile compared to the EAB60 making it great for installation into areas where pre-existing services may exist at lower depths.


The EAB60 was the first of the Energy Absorbing Bollard range and was specially designed for use at roadsides. Typical locations they can be found at include:

  • Restaurants
  • Roundabouts
  • Traffic lights
  • Bus stops

EAB’s can also be found in many other zones where pedestrians are exposed to live road traffic.

Where do Energy Absorbing Bollards get used?

  • Outdoor Dining Areas – ie Restaurants and Cafes
  • Stadiums
  • Shopping Centres and Retail Shop windows
  • Pedestrian Walkways (Shared Path) and Crossings
  • Bus Shelters
  • Schools, Day-Cares and Play Centres
  • Roundabouts, Traffic Lights and Intersections
  • Car Parks
  • Asset Protection – ie Telecommunication, Fuel and Power Structures


Footage from a crash test performed of the Energy Absorbing Bollard by Automotive Safety Engineering (ASE).