Warehouses are essential for businesses to store and manage their inventory, but they can also be hazardous places if not properly maintained. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to create a safe environment in warehouses by using guardrails, bollards, rack guards and machine guards. We will look at the various sizes and shapes available for each product as well as the benefits that come with them. So if you're looking for ways to keep your warehouse personnel, inventory and equipment safe from harm - read on! Warehouses are an important part of any business, but they can also be dangerous places. People and forklifts don't mix well, and shelves can easily tip over or walls and equipment get damaged due to hazards. In this blog post, we'll go through a few effective ways to make warehouses safer for people, inventory and equipment so that businesses can continue operations smoothly. 

We'll start by discussing how to keep personnel safe when navigating the warehouse shelves to pick parts or compile inventory as well as getting around safely with forklifts moving pallets and other items around. One solution is guardrails which come in two heights - 18 inches tall bumpers that keep forklifts in their lane while not impeding the flow of traffic, and 42 inch rails that prevent humans from entering the lanes meant for vehicles. Guardrails have four anchor points for mounting on floors making them expandable up to 10 feet long with posts at 4x4 lengths; additionally, they're finished in safety yellow powder coat for maximum visibility. 



Another way to ensure personnel safety is using bollards - fully welded steel ones come in various heights with diameters ranging between three and nine inches offering higher impact resistance than usual plus removable rounded plastic tops and optional covers for added protection. 


Rack Guards

To protect inventory, we can use rack guards which are telescopically expandable nested steel rails that fit any bay depth; they come with a hefty 10 anchor points to repel forklift bumps and keep the shelves secure. 


Machine Guards

Finally, machine guards can be used to create barriers between traffic flow and the walls and equipment. These simple steel rails come in either 2 inch or 4 inch diameter bars for increased strength plus an optional center rail to block people from slipping through them. Corner guards also prevent walls from taking a beating by standing between vehicles and the wall - floor mounted ones have three anchor points while mobile models feature convenient handles instead.

By using these products, warehouse designers and space planners can rest assured knowing that the safety of personnel, inventory and equipment is taken care of.  Thanks for tuning in! Please leave a comment or thumbs up if you found this blog post helpful. 

Thanks again for reading - stay safe! 


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