According to RIDDOR, in 2019/20 one of the main causes of workplace fatality in the UK was collision with a moving vehicle and it’s for this reason (and others) that warehouse safety barriers are so important.
Warehouse safety barriers come in various shapes and sizes and are made from solid, galvanised, 100% recyclable steel to guarantee that no moving vehicle, such as a forklift, is able to get past them.
As safety barriers are used for a multitude of reasons in a warehouse environment, they can be purposefully designed to meet the bespoke requirements of whatever they’re needed for – whether it’s to protect pedestrians, prevent damage, or both.
The ones which we supply at Armco Direct are galvanised to BS EN 1461 to offer extra sturdiness, they are weather proof to make them suitable indoors and outdoors and they also come with a lifetime guarantee.
How do they work?
Warehouse safety barriers work by absorbing the impact from a moving vehicle, reducing the damage to the vehicle as much as possible, while protecting whatever lies on the other side of the barrier.
They not only protect pedestrians from injury in a workplace environment, such as a warehouse, where vehicles and workers move freely, but they are also perfect for protecting property, such as the following:
- Shelving and racking
- Building structure
- Stacked pallets
- Machinery and equipment
- Supporting columns
With warehouse safety barriers in place, forklift drivers and other vehicle operators can gauge exactly where they can and can’t go, when loading or unloading, as the barriers are not only super strong, but they’re highly visible, too. Additionally, the installation of safety barriers in warehouses help to prevent criminals and trespassers from entering the building and so reduce the risk of crimes occurring, such as theft, vandalism and ram raiding.
Individual quotes to meet your requirements
As we mentioned before, there are many different uses for safety barriers in a warehouse or factory environment. As such, it’s important to discuss exactly what your individual needs and requirements are with your Armco Barrier provider, before making any decisions. Once you have a quote, you can work out how the cost will fit into your budget and weigh it up against the savings that can be made through the reduced risk of injury and damage.
Armco Barrier Calculator
Safety barrier installation could be what makes your workplace health and safety audit go without a hitch.
In order to help you work out the cost quickly and easily, we have developed our online Armco Barrier Calculator which gives you a free calculation of your Armco Barrier needs.
Why not try it out today? If you’re unsure of exactly what you need, our experts are always on hand to chat through your requirements and help to ensure you get the safety solution that’s right for you. When a safety audit has raised some red flags about the levels of safety in your warehouse environment, we can have Armco barriers delivered to your premises in as little as 48 hours.
Give us a call today on 01530 839 955 or fill out our online contact form to find out more.