A behind-the-scenes look at the Olympics

The Olympics are a major international event attended by millions of visitors. When so many people gather in one place, organizers must take appropriate safety measures. This is the only way the organizer can guarantee safety and reduce risks. This is not only an essential task, it’s also difficult.

“We produced 14,000 fences for the Rio Olympics. We had to produce the fences in two weeks because they were in transit by boat for 45 days. A challenge we did not shy away from.”

– Yves Spooren

The right equipment for the Olympics

The Olympic Committee chose our M500 Anti-Climb mobile fences. These fences are difficult or impossible to climb over due to their narrow mesh size and vertical wires above the top tube. This ensures optimal safety during this world-class event. Spooren: “The extra-high version of 2.5 meters was especially popular at the Games. This version makes climbing over even more difficult. As a result, events don’t have to deploy extra security in places where people are trying to get in without paying.”

Ultimately, the Olympics also choose quality and reliability. The fact that the fences have to travel thousands of miles to get to their destination is not a problem for Heras Mobile. Spooren: “The Olympics choose a stable supplier, good fences and reliable logistics.”

More than just terrain enclosure

Why does an event need so much fencing? For event organizers, it’s not just about enclosing the terrain around the event. The event itself shouldn’t inconvenience nearby residents. But it’s more than that; fences are also needed for the approach roads, walkways and VIP areas. There are also fences on the grounds to create walkways or screen off certain areas. Tarpaulins are used to ensure that certain event areas are closed off from view.