Magnetic bollards were installed by Frasers Property Singapore at Affinity at Serangoon and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to promote the safe usage of Affinity at Serangoon Showflat escalators.

During the Serangoon Affinity Price trial run of the magnetic bollards in Tampines 1, the number of people using strollers, trolleys, and other large things decreased by around 50%.

It is dangerous to bring strollers or trolleys onto escalators because their wheels might become stuck in the steps and cause the escalators to stop suddenly, which can hurt people on the escalators.

Damage to escalator steps from trapped wheels is reduced by the magnetic bollards, among other equipment damages.

In case of an emergency, the magnetic bollards may be quickly withdrawn to clear the route.

The majority of escalator occurrences (97% from January to October) were caused by user conduct, according to BCA data.

People moving large or heavy objects, such strollers or shopping carts, onto escalators were implicated in almost one-seventh of these accidents.

We are always thinking of new ways to improve our malls so that everyone may feel welcome and secure there. Tan Kee Yong, COO of Retail at Frasers Property Singapore, expressed his company’s pleasure in collaborating with BCA on the trial run of Singapore’s first magnetic bollards designed to improve escalator safety.

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