Top 5 Reasons To Install Forklift Guard Rails

Top 5 Reasons To Install Forklift Guard Rails

Forklift trucks are regularly used within warehouses and other industrial environments to great effect, but, as with all types of vehicle, sometimes things can go wrong.

When a wayward forklift truck is out of control or operated incorrectly, it’s important to know that the nearby stock, equipment, shelving, and of course, pedestrians, are fully protected from potential collision, as the financial and moral implications of not having the right protection in place can be severe. This is where sturdy forklift guard rails are worth their weight in gold.

A variety of forklift protection products

At Armco Direct we can help you enable businesses to lower the risk of forklift damage in a warehouse environment, by supplying a range of forklift guard rails and warehouse protection in an array of sizes at the very lowest prices. Our British made crash barriers are galvanised to BS EN 1461, made from 100% recyclable steel and we can even offer next day delivery, if you need to ensure the safety of warehouse staff and stock quickly.

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

Having warehouse safety barriers and forklift protection installed, such as forklift guard rails to clearly define areas where heavy machinery is allowed, shows that warehouse managers and business owners have taken responsible action to minimise the chance of any accidents or damage occurring.

Here is a list of the top five reasons to install forklift guard rails:

  • Raise awareness of present dangers among all personnel
  • Protect equipment, shelving, machinery, racking and stock
  • High visibility rails can guide forklift drivers to help prevent as well as protect from collision
  • Separate people and vehicles – so there is a clear division of who and what can go where
  • Take better control of movement within the warehouse

Awareness of health and safety issues is becoming more and more vital as time moves on and potential liability is on the rise for safety violations.

Not having the right kind of warehouse protection in place, can mean greater chance of injury to staff/people, damage to expensive equipment, buildings and machinery, not to mention the damage to a business’ reputation that inappropriate safety measures can cause.

Employers and contractors have duties under health and safety law to properly protect anyone who might be present within a warehouse environment. In addition, buying ‘cheaper’ lightweight versions can result in the need for costly replacement much sooner.

Protect your workers from injury today!

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 interchangeable and easy to repair forklift guard rails from Armco Direct which come with a lifetime guarantee.

To find out more about the cost of our forklift crash protection why not use our Armco Barrier calculator?

Or, contact us today for further information, make the most of our free quote service and have your warehouse properly protected.