PAS68 Gates

PAS 68 Gates

Having installed, Services and Maintained many, if not all of the UK’s manufactures PAS68 products, The Portico Group believe its knowledge in this sector is second to none.

Our Expertise and experiance is used in many different areas from Banks, to Embassy’s most recent the assistance in the installation of Avon PAS68 Barriers for Hostile Vehicle Mitigattion counter measure PAS68 Barriers, that where installed in one of Europe’s major shopping centres

In a confusing world of make and models we aim to provide specifiers and customers a solution that fits and meets the requirements laid down by the DHF Health and Safety and your own risk assesments.

What is PAS 68

The PAS (Publicly Available Specification) is a consultative document where the development process and written format is based on the British Standard model. Any organisation, association or group who wish to document standardised best practice on a specific subject, can commission a PAS, subject to the BSI acceptance process.

PAS 68 : 2010

(Publicly Available Specification)

PAS 68 : 2010 is a classification for vehicle security barriers, and provides a comparative method of assessing the performance of any system designed to stop vehicles. It gives requirements and specifications for security barriers 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.

The PAS 68 rating will be given with the performance rating.

The rating will show the Type


Vehicle wieght

Speed and Penetration


PAS 68 – V1 / ROADBLOCKER / 30000 / 80:0 / 6.85 which means PAS 68 rated road blocker stopping a 30 tonne vehicle travelling at 80kph with zero penetration and a dispersion of 6.85 metres.

What is PAS 69:2006?

PAS 69:2006 provides guidance on the selection, installation and use of vehicle security barriers to ensure that they are selected and placed as effectively as possible. PAS69 is intended to be used by designers, planners, architects, security managers and facilities managers within the public and private sectors.

PAS 69 complements PAS 68:2007 Specification for vehicle security barriers, which describes methods for the classification of various barrier types in terms of their ability to resist dynamic impacts by vehicles.

PAS 69 highlights the issues to be addressed when considering the use of traffic calming and vehicle restraint systems as part of an overall security regime. The topics considered are by no means exhaustive, and the user is encouraged to consider additional questions and responses to cater for specific issues.

If changes are subsequently proposed for the security package that has been designed, decisions based on this PAS should be used to confirm why the original security decisions were made and how they will be affected by any changes. Decisions should be recorded and records retained for audit purposes and periodic review.

Vehicle security barriers, by virtue of their basic design, may not be intended to provide any blast resistance but may be affected by any explosives that detonate following the impact or arrest of a threat vehicle. Vehicle security barriers might increase the level of hazard created by an explosion. Specifiers should confirm whether this risk is acceptable.

Vehicle security barriers should not be considered in isolation but as part of an integrated security solution which may include, adjacent perimeter protection, CCTV, alarm monitoring and guard force activity.


A PAS means:

Faster development process than a full consensus British Standard
A credible document as a result of BSI’s independence in facilitating the process of consensus building with the stakeholders
A PAS can be produced for product specifications, codes of practice, guidelines, vocabularies
A document that provides a benchmark for assessment
A PAS has the potential to be developed for promotion into the formal standards process at the National, European or International level.
BSI committees, whilst the traditional route for developing a standard, are relatively costly and time consuming. The PAS is a route to the production of standards and introduction to the market very quickly without the cost and time expenditure of involving a committee.



About the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure

CPNI provides integrated security advice (combining information, personnel and physical) to organisations which make up the national infrastructure. Our advice helps to reduce the vulnerability of the national infrastructure (primarily the critical national infrastructure) to terrorism and other threats to national security. We also provide protective security advice for the London 2012 Olympics and space technologies.

We are an interdepartmental organisation, with resources from industry, academia and a number of government departments and agencies (including the Security Service, CESG and departments responsible for national infrastructure sectors). We draw on expertise, knowledge and information from the range of organisations that contribute to our work.

We sponsor research and work in partnership with academia, government partners, research institutions and the private sector to develop applications that can reduce vulnerability to terrorist and other attacks and lessen the impact if an attack does take place.

We also have special access to intelligence and information about threats to national security, which informs our advice and priorities.