What is PAS 68?
PAS 68 – What is it?
PAS 68 is the latest Publicly Available Specification for vehicle security barriers and bollards to assist in the prevention of terrorism and crime, and identifies vehicle criteria and impact tolerance that must be met in order to conform to it.
PAS 68 has become the UK’s standard and the security industry’s benchmark for HVM (Hostile Vehicle Mitigation) solutions and is the specification against which perimeter security equipment is tested as part of the ongoing research to prevent VBIED (Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device) attacks.
The PAS68 rating will be given with the performance rating. For example, following a crash test, Heald’s barrier product, the HT1-Commander was shown to conform to PAS 68 with the following performance rating:
PAS 68 – V1 / ROAD BLOCKER / 30000 / 80:0 / 6.85 which means PAS68 rated road blocker stopping a 30-tonne vehicle travelling at 80kph with zero penetration and a dispersion of 6.85 metres.