Keep Your Guard Up And Your DamagesDown

  As we continue my Safety Sandy Warehouse Safety blog series today, we want to take a closer look at machine guarding and warehouse guardrails. These bright yellow bars aren’t there for looks; they can play a major role in protecting valuable equipment and help reduce the damages and expenses in the event that an accident does occur.

Machine Guarding

Most warehouses include expensive equipment and machinery that needs to be protected from other heavy equipment like forklifts or electric pallet jacks. We at AK Equipment recommend that you protect that machinery by using a bright yellow machine guard that is highly visible and built to withstand even the toughest blows. These safety guards are made with Tubular steel and are bolted or cemented to the surface for maximum protection. They come in a “U” shape design in several heights and widths to provide even greater protection from damage. In addition to being effective for protecting machinery, they can also provide a protective barrier between lift trucks and load-bearing walls.

 

Guard Rails

Machinery isn’t the only thing you need to protect in your warehouse. Perhaps your most valuable assets are your employees. By installing warehouse guardrails you can provide barriers to protect those who are walking in your facility whether it’s an employee or a visitor. Workplace accidents can

cost a company thousands of dollars and plenty of headaches. However, by installing these
easy-to-spot bright yellow guardrails you can greatly reduce the risk of accidents or injuries in your warehouse.

·      These rails can help reduce the downtime for both employees and machinery.
·      They can also help reduce worker’ compensation claims due to fewer injuries.
·      They help provide a safer and more secure work environment for anyone traveling by foot in your facility.
·      They are available in several weights and dimensions and can be installed into any warehouse surface.

If you need machine guarding or warehouse guardrails installed at your facility then feel free to contact us here at 800-722-5908.