It's not a question of if you're going to have a spill in your warehouse, it's when. When that inevitable day comes, make sure you have the best guard railings in place to protect your workers and inventory. Wondering if you're up to date on the latest safety regulations? Here's what you need to know.
What Areas Are Most Common For Guard Rail Placement In A Warehouse/Manufacturing Setting?
- Pedestrian walkways
- Implant Offices
- Work stations
- Sensitive area for Machinery
- End of Rack Aisles
- Conveyor Lines
Top 5 Things That Guard Rails Protect
- Building Walls
- Valuable Equipment
- Pallet Racking
- Physical Inventory
Which Guard Railing System Is Right For You?
Each style has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Bolt-on-style guard rails are less expensive and create a more enduring link in the railing system since they are more secure. One problem is that it's difficult to access certain sections after the rail is fastened in place. To remove the rail, unscrew the bolts that secure it to the rail. However, it's uncommon to desire to get rid of all the railing in a system.
Installing lift-out adapters only in the areas you might want to remove and leaving the other sections fastened to the posts is a straightforward option. The lift-out adapters are installed in the holes where rails are usually installed by bolting them in. These adapters act the same way as-welded slots would work on a lift-out style guard rail.
One benefit of using a lift-out guard rail is that all railings can be removed. This could be more useful if you have a scenario where you need to reach all points behind the heavy-duty sliding rail system.
Additionally, the first installation would be quicker because the rails do not need to be fastened into the posts. One downside of the lift-out guard rail is that it is often more expensive due to increased welding costs involved during post-manufacture. Also, because the rails are seated in a slot rather than bolted on, they are less secure and will have a more significant play.
The Top 5 Reasons To Use Guard Rail In Your Facility
Here are the 5 top reasons you should implement safety guard rails in your facility:
- Employees moving through the building can use guard railings to keep themselves safe.
- It creates a bright yellow visible and physical barrier in your warehouse to help you design traffic patterns.
- The corrugated rails are designed to withstand impacts, protecting walls, equipment, shipping offices, and racking from costly damage.
- It offers a simple, long-term solution at a minimal cost to avoid costly repairs or accident costs.
- The components of guard railings allow you to add on at a later period, or you can remove the anchors and rearrange them as your needs change.
Are you up-to-date on the latest warehouse safety regulations? If not, now is the time to get informed. Make sure your guard railings are in compliance with all applicable standards and keep your workers safe from potential injuries.