Posts Tagged ‘CFATS’

Why Choose CFATS Fencing?

Friday, February 12th, 2021
Why Choose CFATS Fencing?

If you need a CFATS fence, we can help.

Hercules High Security can professionally install CFATS fencing, also known as chemical facility anti-terrorism standards fencing. We’ve worked on numerous projects that incorporate professionally installing and ensuring the security of some of the nation’s most high-risk chemical facilities. These fences are installed based upon the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s performance standards for protecting high-risk chemical facilities and are incredibly protective. The benefits of installing CFATS fences are incredibly important to maintaining our nation’s security and can help protect against terrorist attacks.  


What Does it Mean to Build a CFATS Fence?

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
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Hercules offers CFATS fence services for high-risk chemical facilities. But what does that actually mean? What constitutes a high-risk chemical?

Hercules offers CFATS fence services for high-risk chemical facilities.  But what does that actually mean?  What constitutes a high-risk chemical?  These are all questions you may want to ask us.  Government regulations can be difficult to follow; fencing, especially, requires a lot of knowledge of regulation and rules.  If done incorrectly, or not done at all, security fencing could draw the attention of authorities and result in huge fines.  Read on to learn more about CFATS fence.


Do You Need a CFATS Fence?

Friday, May 13th, 2016


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If you need a CFATS fence, we can help.

CFATS, or The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program, identifies and sets standards in place to regulate the chemical facility, and other such facilities where high risk chemicals are manufactured or used. CFATS ensures that appropriate safety measures are put in place to reduce the risks associated the chemicals being used. If you are mystified by the implications of these requirements and want to ensure you are complicit with them, read on to learn more about them and discover whether or not you require a CFATS fence. (more…)

What is CFATS?

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015



Does your facility need to meet CFATS?

CFATS, or The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program, looks to identify and regulate facilities with high-risk chemicals to ensure proper safety measures are in place to reduce the risk associated with the chemicals.


Part of reducing risk is to keep access restricted in certain areas. The security standards are evaluated through an assessment process, and facilities are expected to maintain proper procedures to reduce risk. Let’s take a look at the history of CFATS. (more…)

Hercules Can Help With CFATS Compliance

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

maximum security fencingIn 2007, the United States Department of Homeland Security launched the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). The industry has been trying to abide by the standards and understand what it entails. Hercules High Security products can aid your business in achieving the protocol for this legislation.

What is CFATS?

The Department of Homeland Security released regulations for high-risk chemical facilities that include plants, electrical facilities, refineries, and universities. There has been much confusion about these laws, but they allow the DHS to control security in chemical facilities in the United States. Currently, two hundred eighteen facilities have been required to submit Site Security Plans (SSP) because they were designated as “Tier 1” and high-risk.  Each tier must submit these plans but the DHS began handing out Tier titles starting with the highest hazard facilities. The largest group, Tier 4, includes 2,215 facilities.

How can Hercules High Security help with CFATS Compliance?

The team at Hercules High Security is equipped with the knowledge and materials needed to secure these high-risk structures. Hercules specializes in high security fencing and anti-terrorism cables. Cables include a vehicular restraint system and an anti-ram cable among others. We have a specifically designed perimeter fence for CFATS compliance. This satisfies the RBPS 1 – Restrict Area Perimeter regulation. In addition to the fence, Hercules can install a miniature mesh locking mechanism.

All about Hercules High Security

All high security fences designed and installed by Hercules Fence will provide great strength and design. Look around our website to get a corporate overview and tour of our Hercules Fence Facility. Our entire line of fencing comes with extended warranties to ensure you have superior high security products for years to come. Our high security fence contractors truly offer security in every job. We have provided excellent fence designs and exceptional customer service since 1955. Request an estimate today with us to start on your high security project.

We have six convenient locations and there is a Hercules Fence professional ready to serve you from Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan area to North Carolina. Our branch offices are in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.

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