For adequate safety, through safety barriers and industrial protection elements, 3 requirements must be met:
- quality product
Production is 100% safe when proper industrial hygiene and safety measures are ensured in the daily activities of workers.
1. Types of Safety Barriers
All elements of industrial safety must be maintained regularly if we want them to remain in good shape and achieve their main long-term goal to prevent any occupational accidents in industrial facilities. Therefore, we will list here the safety barriers that we consider to be essential in any industrial field.
1) Industrial guardrail
A sturdy horizontal bar prevents accidental bumps. Traffic is contained and guided, and visibility is high. Additionally, it protects areas most at risk for collision due to the movement of pallet trucks, forklifts, side loaders, and other industrial vehicles.
2) Industrial pipe shield
Steel guards for pipes and downspouts provide high-impact resistance. They are very effective in making gutters and pipes very visible on columns, facades, or walls. This allows the operator manning the vehicle to be more careful and avoid unintentional jolts.
3) Baseboard barriers
Pedestrians can easily access the protected area due to their reduced height. Industrial vehicles such as forklifts, pallet trucks, and other trucks use them to protect machinery, racking, and other industrial infrastructure from being struck, scraped, or hit by them.
4) Thin protective barrier
Used to guide commercial vehicle traffic in warehouses and protect other machines, walls, and aisles from unexpected influences.
5) Crash barrier
Providing high safety against manual and electric pallet trucks and forklifts, it is also resistant to impacts from industrial vehicles.
6) Industrial shelf barriers
The protective barrier for metal industrial racks. Composed of two horizontal bars that protect the sides of the shelf and, thanks to its L-shape, the edges of the shelf. They are used to avoid bumps or scrapes caused by industrial vehicles when cornering.
7) Floor guide rail
These are essential to avoid the impact of industrial vehicles. They are highly visible and protect machines, corridors, walls, doors, etc. at low heights.
8) Industrial column protector
The protective barrier for street lights, pillars, columns, posts, etc., with high resistance to impacts, bumps, and scratches. A safe and efficient industrial protective element, a steel plate is integrated into the protective barrier to achieving a durable and strong fixation. They are also widely used in parking lots and garages to deal with unsuccessful parking maneuvers.
9) Shockproof industrial protective bumper
They are used for loading docks and walls. They are highly resilient to absorb and cushion shocks, nicks, scrapes, and accidental bumps. Furthermore, they are used to protect entrances, ramps, doors, corridors, and walls located inside and outside warehouses, industrial buildings, and production plants.
10) Pedestrian handrail
Industrial pedestrian safety railing is used in both outdoor and indoor spaces and can be installed in many different ways.
11) Industry barriers
These are industrial protection and safety elements with high impact resistance, made of steel. They protect spaces from impacts from forklifts, trucks, pallet trucks, etc.
It is possible to incorporate a detachable system that makes it detachable and can be firmly attached again. It makes moving around an industrial warehouse very easy while providing an extra level of security in areas where access control is occasionally required.
They are vital in protecting the frames and jambs of loading doors, doors, entrances, and other structures from industrial machinery and vehicles. Operators use them to promote responsible driving.
13) Pedestrian protection door
Sidewalk gates and barricades are simple to install and define exits and passages to public or industrial routes for pedestrians.
14) Industrial Foam Protector
In this group of industrial protective devices, we can include a range of profiles, corner fittings, and other protective devices made of high-density foam to protect objects and people from scratches, scrapes, bumps, or accidental impacts.
Usually, they are painted in very eye-catching and recognizable safety colors to mark potential danger areas and thus prevent accidents.
Bollards are used to protect protruding corners or doors from industrial vehicles accidentally bumping or hitting them.
16) Pedestrian guardrail
They are the perfect combination of shock-absorbing horizontal bars and metal columns with flexible bases for protection and industrial safety.
17) Alignment guide in the loading dock
In outside logistics, they are used to protect loading docks and platforms during vehicle maneuvers. Drivers use them to guide vehicles to loading docks, protecting the integrity of trucks and reducing the likelihood of collisions.
18) Industrial Handrails
They separate and demarcate work areas and areas where you may find industrial vehicles moving. They are considered an inexpensive and versatile source of industrial protection.
19) Industrial loading dock guardrail
They protect against moving vehicles when we approach an open loading dock without assistance, avoiding any risk of falls, tip-overs, and slips.
2. What Fields can Industrial Safety Barriers be used for?
Protective structures can be installed in any type of workspace where the risk of its workers to occupational accidents due to moving vehicles, mistakes, or breakdowns in industrial activities is minimal. In addition to protecting the safety of our employees, industrial safety elements protect a building’s concrete floors, walls, shelves, and other features as well.
The following list is a brief breakdown of where industrial protective elements can be used, but they can also be used at specific levels if there is any risk of being exposed to some of the accidents or hazards mentioned above.
1) Safety barrier: logistics and transportation industry
In the logistics and transport sector, there are many risk factors involving structures and people. Perhaps this is the most important area in which industrial security protectors are installed.
2) Safety barrier: machinery and automotive industry
In the mechanical and automotive industries, industrial safety barriers are essential due to the high vehicle traffic in the respective facilities. As we mentioned before, vehicles and their drivers cause the most damage and accidents.
3) Safety Barrier: Industry/Production Sector
Undoubtedly, when a high volume of production activity takes place in the unlikely industrial sector, problems can arise and put machines and people at risk. Factors of industrial production are critical to preventing accidents.
4) Safety barrier: storage
Within warehouse areas, the continuous movement of vehicles and goods poses a threat to personnel, structures, shelves, machinery, etc.
5) Security Barriers: Airports
Airports use transportation such as buses and other vehicles to transport people to the different terminals. People and structures can be damaged by these vehicles.
6) Safety barrier: food industry
The sector requires high standards of control and hygiene, as well as safety barriers to protect the area from any risk of impact.
7) Safety barrier: textile and chemical industry
Textile or chemical industrial facilities need to thoroughly protect their structures, operators, or machines from any possible collisions caused by moving vehicles through the use of industrial protective elements.