Why attach temporary fencing to a shipping container?

Domino Clamps - The smartest way to attach almost anything to shipping containers.

With gigs now being booked up again for later in the year, it’s not just construction sites that might benefit from sealing off gaps in temporary fencing by terminating the final panel against a shipping container.  

So in this blog, we will be looking at some of the reasons that attaching fencing to a shipping container might be a good idea. 


Ensuring that there are no weak points in security fencing is crucial to making sure the fence is a truly effective barrier, and not just giving the appearance of keeping out any unwanted visitors.

It is quite common that fence panels are installed in a linear fashion, and if this is the case the end panel might not actually be secured to anything at all, this would allow entry to be gained by simply lifting it out of its block. By attaching a 42mm tube to the shipping container or some other containerised unit you can create a solid mounting point to securely attach the last fence panel, ensuring nobody can slip past.


Shipping containers are used more and more at events these days to provide both facilities for attendees and also storage for the organisers, making it easy to use a shipping container to attach temporary fencing to in order to secure the venue when closed and preventing entry to the site without payment being made whilst open. This is even more important at the moment whilst there are limitations on the numbers of people allowed to attend events and track and trace is being used due to Covid 19.

Temporary fencing panels are economical due to their ability to be reused and convenience to store but they can be unstable even when used in conjunction with ground spikes, temporary fencing stays or composite blocks to prevent them from falling over. Attaching the panels to a shipping container with Domino Clamps not only provides an anchorage point in excess of 2 tonnes but the Domino can be reused at the next event or location and with a recommended working load of up to 2000kg they are a lot more secure than using cable ties, zip ties, ratchet straps or even chain. 


Since shipping containers are commonplace on building and construction sites, used as temporary offices, storage and other amenities, it might make sense to use them as part of the fencing structure. Attaching the fencing to a shipping container is quick and easy using Domino Clamps and just a few hand tools. And with no drilling, no welding and no damage to the container it’s a perfect solution when using rented containers.

And since here in the UK, it is a legal requirement according to the health and safety at work act 1974, that reasonable practical steps be taken to ensure the health and safety of members of the public, by using Domino Clamps to secure the Heras fencing to the site containers, your company can show it has gone the extra mile in its due diligence, ensuring that members of the public can’t access your site. 

For more information regarding Domino Clamps or to discuss specific requirements please email hello@dominoclamps.com 

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