Protecting staff and customers should be the number one priority for any business, but this is especially prudent in a warehouse situation.
The warehouse industry has the same fatality rate as the farming industry, highlighting just how dangerous a warehouse can be.
In fact, three out of every four accidents happen in only 5 industries: transport, manufacturing, construction, retail and wholesale.
What do all these industries have in common? They all run warehouses.
Heavy loads, moving vehicles, and hazardous materials are all part and parcel of an everyday warehouse environment, so minimising risk is essential to avoid accidents.
Health and safety in a warehouse can always be improved.
It’s a continuous journey, ensuring that your working environment is safe for employees, clients, and visitors.
When you have both people and moving machinery in the same space, it’s crucial to create clear segregation between the two and help eliminate the risk of incidents.
A piece of tape on the floor does not do the job! You need proper warehouse safety barriers to protect people and products.
Types of warehouse safety barriers
The type of safety barrier you choose depends on the speed and weight of machinery, and how you need the barrier to function in the space available.
Pedestrian barriers are the simplest and most effective way to provide obvious segregation between pedestrians and traffic. Easy to install, medium-weight steel barriers create a clearly marked walkway for lower-impact areas.
Forklift barriers are a sturdy stopping force that helps to avoid vehicular collisions. They are designed to segregate work zones and protect your stock and your staff from forklift impact, which is more common than people think.
Bollards protect against collision, block vehicle access and increase site safety. Stainless steel bollards are designed for indoor use to increase site safety in high-volume spaces. They are also a simple but effective security asset to keep your property safe against vandalism, ram-raids and theft.
A type of warehouse safety barrier that protects your racking from accidental impacts. Fewer impacts also increase racking lifespan and minimize repair costs as well as creating a safer work environment.
If one of your racking shelves does take a hit from a forklift, knocking goods loose, then anti-collapse mesh is the best way to stop a catastrophic chain reaction. Essential for warehouse safety, anti-collapse mesh protects people from falling products.
We can help with all your warehouse safety needs
Warehouse safety barriers are fundamental when it comes to operating a business involving forklifts or other moving vehicles.
With warehouses being especially dangerous, getting your health and safety right from the offset is crucial.
We can help you with all your warehouse safety requirements, not just safety barriers. From pallet stop bars to maintenance and safety audits, you can rely on us to help make your work environment safer.
Our safety audits will check out any damage, supply any new components needed and quickly manage the installation to minimise your downtime.
Safety audits provide invaluable peace of mind, especially following any seismic activity or a collision with a vehicle.
Whether it’s our safety barriers to separate pedestrians and moving machinery, our impact barriers to lessen the blow of a distracted forklift driver, or our anti-collapse mesh to hold the stock back from landing on someone’s head, we’ve got you covered.
Contact us today if you would like to know more about how we can help with warehouse safety barriers or anything else.
One of our friendly and experienced staff members will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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