Working in a factory or warehouse is all about having the proper safety protocol in place. This includes procedure, uniforms, and equipment. When it comes to safety measures in your warehouse, you need to be well aware of what you can do to keep everyone and everything safe. Here are three reasons why your warehouse needs guardrails.
Keeping Things In Place
The primary purpose of guardrails is to keep people, materials, and other items where they should be. One practical example is that guardrails will be placed around expensive machinery to ensure that workers operating forklifts and other tools won’t run into them. By adding guardrails to your warehouse, you’re preventing potentially life-threatening damage from happening to your staff.
Limiting Impact Damage
Although people who operate forklifts are trained professionals, accidents happen all the time for various reasons. Guardrails help limit the damage from the impact of a forklift running into a wall. In such an event, the guardrail also makes the repair a lot cheaper.
Act As Warnings
Guardrails are typically a bright yellow color to ensure that they are always visible. With that said, guardrails act as warnings to workers that they are coming up on a set of stairs. In some cases, warehouse floors can become slippery because of spills or people tracking in water from outside. Using guardrails as handrails near the steps is also important and can help prevent falls. Keeping everyone in your warehouse safe is a priority. Make it a reality by adding guardrails to your facility.
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