Warehouses are great places to work, but they can also be dangerous. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lists warehouses and storage facilities as one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Working in a warehouse can involve heavy lifting, difficult driving conditions and uneven surfaces. With this in mind, it’s important that you keep your employees safe at all costs! Here are some solutions that can help you do so.
Flexible barriers are used to prevent vehicles from entering restricted areas and to enclose pedestrian routes. They are also known as safety gates and parking bumpers. You may have seen them at warehouse entrances or loading ramps, where they prevent damage to vehicles, cargo and infrastructure.
Flexible barriers are made of a special polymer compound. As a result, they have shape memory and return to their original shape after an impact.
The benefits of flexible barriers include:
- They are lightweight but durable – they do not rust over time, so there is no need for maintenance as with steel guards. This makes them ideal for warehouses that take care of their bottom line by reducing the costs associated with repairs by contractors every time something breaks on impact during normal business hours (which happens often!). With flexible barriers, there is no need to repair the floor, as all the energy from the impact is spread over the entire surface, which then returns to its original shape.
- Durability on the level of steel – Despite its lower weight, the polymer compound is in no way inferior to its steel counterpart in terms of strength and impact protection. Flexible barriers on all the tests we have conducted perform, at worst, the same as steel barriers. Frequent doubts about flexibility, which for many equates to reduced strength, are dispelled upon contact with the barrier or the results of their tests.
- Cost savings – Flexible barriers are undoubtedly an investment that will save a lot of money over the life of the barriers. The polymer compound is very durable so that the installed elements will provide security for years.
Flexible bumpers are lightweight and easy to install, making them a versatile option for any warehouse. They are safe for people, equipment and goods. They don’t have sharp edges like traditional hard bumpers – instead, they are made of flexible material that minimizes impact on something solid, like a wall or rack. Flexible bumpers are ideal for warehouses, causing no damage to walls and building infrastructure when forklifts or pallet trucks accidentally bump into them.
Protection of poles
Pole guards are designed to protect workers from striking freestanding steel poles. They are lightweight and easy to use, making them an effective way to keep workers safe while on the job. Pole safety devices are also made from a variety of materials, including rubber plastic or foam. Some pole safety devices can be permanently installed as part of the warehouse design; others can be easily removed for convenience during off-duty hours or if you need more space in the warehouse for storage purposes.
They are intended to prevent, first of all, damage to machines or robots, from external threats and to enclose the space for unauthorized access. They also have the effect of not interfering with the production process. Their design makes them suitable for use in all industries and for all currently available robots and machines. Modular system safety fences are constructed with panels of different sizes and strengths to be able to optimally adapt the equipment to the needs in your industry.
Safety in the warehouse is a priority for most companies and an aspect that should not be underestimated. However, access to information in the field of security is still difficult and finding the optimal solution is not at all that simple. However, knowledge related to securing employees, equipment, goods or infrastructure is essential for good business management. We recommend that you contact us today so that we can discuss your needs and suggest the best solution for your company. As experts in the industry, we will advise and offer a solution tailored to each business.