When it comes to protecting people and expensive equipment, (not to mention the importance of warehouse safety barriers), the risks can never be underestimated or taken lightly.
Often the reasons behind accidents and collisions which occur in a warehouse, or similar environment, are down to lack of risk awareness and wayward vehicles straying into places where they shouldn’t be. And this can happen because inadequate protection or advice is in place to stop it happening.
According to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), every year, there are over 5000 accidents involving transport in the workplace. About 50 of these result in fatalities.
The main causes of injury are people falling off vehicles, or being struck or crushed by them.
As well as protecting workers, it’s also important to bear in mind public access to your site. If people can wander on to it and are unfamiliar with the workplace, they should be kept away from any potential dangers.
Employers and contractors have duties under health and safety law to protect anyone who might be present. As such, the HSE advise that suitable traffic management arrangements should be made to:
- Control pedestrian access;
- Separate people from vehicles;
- Control vehicle movements;
- Monitor activities on-site.
Advice surrounding this includes noting the skill levels of people who drive the heavy machinery and providing them with information which enables a good understanding of vehicle and pedestrian routes and the risks involved.
Also, having warehouse safety barriers installed in and around an area where heavy machinery such as forklifts are used, is an excellent move to pre-empt those times when accidents do happen.
Forklift Protection Barriers
Having forklift protection installed, such as warehouse barriers to clearly define areas where heavy machinery is allowed, shows you have taken responsible action to minimise the chance of any accidents or damage occurring.
At Armco Direct, our crash barriers are galvanised to BS EN 1461 and made from 100% recyclable steel.
And, because we all know that budgets are often tight, they come in an array of sizes at the very best possible prices. When you’re on the lookout for forklift protection, you can choose from the following:
- Bolt down shock absorbing single crash barrier posts
- Bolt down single crash barriers (some with an extension for hand rail)
- Bolt down spring steel single crash barrier posts
- Cast in single crash barrier posts
- Cast in double crash barrier posts
- Long crash barrier post with handrail extension
Contact us About Your Requirements
With safety at the forefront of every product we sell and service we provide, you can be sure that your warehouse is in safe hands with Armco Direct. And once you’ve established the risks involved, chances are you’ll want your warehouse safety barriers and forklift protection in place as soon as possible.
That’s why we offer next day delivery on our wide range of products which are created and manufactured to the highest safety quality.
To find out more, why not quickly estimate how many Armco posts, beams, bolts and accessories you’ll need for the job by using our Armco Barrier calculator? Or, contact a member of our team today for further information and have your warehouse properly protected in no time at all.