Your responsibility under Law when Protecting Premises05 Feb 2016
Broken glass, spikes, razor wire and barbed wire can form mantraps which present a hazard and can be dangerous even to people working legitimately nearby. As they are classed as injurious products, according to The Occupiers' Liability Act 1984 the owner of the premises is liable for the injured party, whether invited or otherwise.
This Act is not based on some version of vicarious liability but is based on the owner of a property having personally decided to use an injurious product on the perimeter of that property and is therefore, directly liable.
Similarly, The Highways Act 1980 Part IX 164. (1) is clear in stating the power of the Highway Authority or Local Authority to require the removal of barbed wire, defined as wire with spikes or jagged projections, where the wire may be a nuisance.
Contrary to the myriad injurious products available to secure a perimeter, the TruGuard anti climb system is inherently safe and does not contravene any health and safety legislation or the aforementioned acts. Consequently, TruGuard can also be installed at a much lower height of 1.8m whereas other products cannot be installed at a height any less than 2.4m.
Even so, it is recommended that all perimeter security installations also display warning signs, particularly on the public side of a perimeter where it can be reasonably expected to be seen and further adding to the deterrent effect.