What are stanchions and where are they used?

What are stanchions and where are they used?

Stanchions? What are these? That’s the response that I usually get when I mention stanchions for crowd control. It’s true that most people have never heard this word before. But anybody who owns a club, bar, restaurant, airport, showroom, theatre, hotel, warehouse and more knows exactly what a stanchion is. The reason for that is because I believe these are the unsung heroes of these establishments. You can easily find a variety of stanchions on websites such as Alpha Crowd Control, etc. and choose to buy according to your event requirement.

They not only keep your business organized but they also help keep things safe and in an orderly manner. Let’s be honest, when you have 100 people standing on the sidewalk waiting to get into the hottest clubs or restaurants you are going to want to keep it a safe environment.

Stanchions are basically any type of post, rope or barricade that is used to keep people or things in a specific area. They range in price from very cheap to very expensive and come in all different shapes, sizes, styles and colors. What most people are probably most familiar with are the posts you see at the airports. These are typically known as Retractable belts. With lines as crazy as they are at the airport, if you fly, you have probably spent more time looking at a stanchion than you might think. Like the other form of stanchions, retractable belts are also available in many different styles.