Your Go-to Guide to Warehouse Safety: Guards and Railings Edition
The Benefits of Safety Are Clear:
Warehouse Safety begins with having the right equipment and supplies to protect your employees, facility, and inventory while promoting operational efficiency. But that's not all. We all know warehouse safety is a must, but a safe environment creates trust in your company, plus a happier, more fulfilling work experience for employees (you got my back, I got yours). And last but not least, it ultimately positively affects your bottom line. So, you can say "hello" to fewer days of injuries, fewer hours of equipment being down and in repair, and a more positive attitude. It's a win-win.
In this series on Warehouse Safety, we'll take on one topic at a time and break down how you can improve safety and productivity. Here we explore warehouse guards and railings, how they're crucial to warehouse safety, and how they offer a durable and customizable barrier to protect your employees and property from potential hazards and business delays.
- Easy to install
- Cost efficient
- Ready to withstand light to heavy impacts
- Available in bright colors to warn of potential dangers
- Designed to direct traffic
- Practical and cost-effective
Protect Your Employees Right
Employee protections on the warehouse floor are just as crucial as PPE. Warehouses are busy and, at times, cramped fast-moving intersections where workers face blind corners while moving upwards of 10,000 lbs. forklifts over uneven walking surfaces and around damaged or unreliable ladders and falling objects. Ensure you have a handle on warehouse safety with:
Protects machinery, equipment, and other personnel from vehicular traffic, such as forklifts and pallet trucks. Bollards can be permanently installed or removable and come in vertical and horizontal protection based on the facility's needs. You can use bollards inside your facility, parking lots, and along sidewalks.
Ensure Your Facility is Protected
Your warehouse facility must also protect and rack itself from damage from vehicles moving around it. Many warehouses have damaged racking and shelving that should be replaced. Old and faulty systems are at risk of collapse. Protecting your facility with up-to-date systems will protect you from a catastrophic accident that could result in the loss of racking, products, and maybe even a life. These protections include:
Reduce maintenance repair costs and alert drivers of low clearance structures with clearance bars. Clearance bars can be set at different heights depending on a facility's needs and are available with various graphics. Reflective tape options are also a great way to increase visibility and enhance protections within your facility.
Help prevent damage to rack uprights, shelving uprights, partitions, and many other factory and warehouse structures with rack protectors. Floor-mounted pallet rack protectors protect the pallet rack uprights from forklift damage. Pallet Rack protectors are also crucial at busy intersections within facilities and along high-traffic routes.
Key Questions to Ask Yourself
Warehouse safety is vital to your bottom line. No company can afford unplanned and extensive workers' compensation claims, costs, and OSHA citations in the current economic environment. Warehouses should be thoroughly inspected for potentially dangerous areas that can put the warehouse and your employees at risk.
- Are your workers adequately protected from potential dangers and hazards?
- Is your facility OSHA-compliant?
- Is your facility safeguarded from heavy impacts?
Global Industrial Is Your Warehouse Safety Partner
Global Industrial has a number of your solutions to help keep your warehouse employees and facilities safe. Connect with one of our Global Industrial sales representatives at 888.978.7759 or contact us here for and we’ll help you find the right guards and railings to protect your workers, facility, and your inventory.
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