We designed this 'full height' stanchion system to guide and control visitors. It is ideally suited to directing the flow of visitors at entrances to exhibits, for ticketing or handling large numbers. It is both a physical and visual message dictating accessibility and ensuring that queuing is an orderly and defined process. The proportions and detailing have been designed to complement museum and gallery environments with clean lines and neutral finishes.

The Q Barrier features a wide stable base plate, straight post and tamper proof cap which supports our discreet elastic cord that replaces those dreadful droopy ropes. Simple, effective and ideally suited for flexible layouts.

There is also a range of signage options that will attach easily and securely to the stanchion to assist with informing and directing visitors.

Q Barrier Freestanding Stainless Steel - SS Cover Plate

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You will of course require elasticated cord to go with your stanchion layout.

A range of signage options are available to work with your Q Barrier.

Our stanchions are supplied complete with an Allen key for assembly.


We recommend up to 8' as the ideal spacing between stanchions, but this can be adjusted slightly to suit individual layouts.

For the best finish it is important to ensure that the cord maintains a level straight line between stanchions.

For more permanent installations, please see our floor mounted or screw fixed versions.


  1. Assemble the stanchion by placing the stainless steel cover over the heavy black baseplate.
  2. Remove the bolt from the end of the upright, fit the washer onto the bolt and place it through the central hole of the base plate and cover and into the end of the upright. Tighten securely with the Allen Key provided.
  3. Place the stanchions in position to guide visitors, allowing up to 8' between each. Larger distances may be possible but be sure to avoid the cord drooping.
  4. When you have the desired layout, unscrew the top cap until there is a gap large enough to insert the cord. Use a small Allen key or screwdriver in the hole on the side of the cap if additional grip is needed.
  5. Insert the end of the cord into the space under the cap and wrap the cord around the stem once or twice and out through one of the slots. Hold the cord in place and screw the cap down.
  6. For intermediate stanchions, pull the cord tight to the next stanchion with enough tension to make a straight line and feed the cord in through one slot, around the cap stem and out through the appropriate slot. Straight through for a line of stanchions and ninety degrees at a corner.
  7. Repeat step 5 for the last stanchion or use a wall terminator.
  8. When the layout is complete, gently tighten all caps to prevent them from being unscrewed.