Why You Need Industrial Safety Barriers

Why You Need Industrial Safety Barriers

Warehouse environments are renowned for being some of the most dangerous to work in and this is why having industrial safety barriers installed is just one way to ensure serious accidents are prevented.

Warehouse managers and those in charge of health and safety are duty-bound to carry out regular risk assessments which help to ensure that the working environment is as safe as possible. This includes consideration given to preventing injury from slips, trips and falls, ensuring stock is stacked correctly and also that moving vehicles only go where they are supposed to.

Industrial safety barriers are an excellent way to stop wayward vehicles in their tracks and prevent them from causing costly damage or injury. Their installation means the peace of mind that effective long-lasting protection is in place to stop a wide range of accidents from occurring.  

What makes them so tough?

Industrial safety barriers come in all shapes and sizes, depending on what they’re needed for and where. 

They can be used indoors or outdoors and are normally highly visible, so that they can easily be seen and avoided. Made of galvanised steel, their hardwearing strength means you can be confident that they will stand firm against impact from a moving vehicle and protect whatever lies behind it.

At Armco Direct, all of our industrial safety barriers are Defacto compliant which means they are manufactured to world standards. They also come with the following features: 

  • Galvanised to BS EN 1461 
  • 85 year lifetime guarantee 
  • ETA approved floor anchors 
  • Made from 100% recyclable steel
  • Powder coating services available 
  • Available within 48 hours 

Saving lives, protecting assets

Accidental collisions which occur in industrial environments can often be severe, if not fatal – and this is where the installation of industrial safety barriers in warehouses and factories can help prevent them from happening. 

In addition to preventing workforce injury, industrial safety barriers can also protect pallets, stock, shelves, doorways and racking from the damage that collision with an out of control vehicle, such as a forklift, can cause. 

Of course, the damage that occurs to a vehicle when it collides with a safety barrier can be costly, but it’s worth weighing up whether this cost is less than the damage which could otherwise be caused. Remember – industrial safety barriers are normally bright and highly visible to ensure they act as a deterrent, first and foremost. 

When installing industrial safety barriers it’s important that they’re installed correctly and don’t, for example, cause a trip hazard, block an exit or obscure the view of things such as safety signs. 

Get in touch with a member of our team today for help and advice and get a quote that will help you decide whether the cost of industrial safety barriers is worth the savings you’ll make in the long term.

Armco Barrier Calculator

When you’re considering getting industrial safety barriers installed, you can get a free calculation of your Armco Barrier needs, too, using our handy Armco Barrier Calculator

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