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function of a pedestrian barrier

How To Prevent Accidents Between Operating Machines And Workers?

WHY SHOULD YOU INSTALL OUR PVC PEDESTRIAN BARRIERS? 

In this article, we are going to explain how to make the working environment safe and how to prevent accidents between operating machines and workers. Firstly, we will make clear what is the primary function of pedestrian barriers. Moreover, we will give you an idea of the main areas of application of industrial protection. Finally, you will have a clear understanding of why to install pedestrian barriers in your building.

WHAT IS THE PRIMARY FUNCTION OF A PEDESTRIAN BARRIER?

The primary function of a pedestrian barrier is to separate the walkway of workers from the forklifts, so that the fence can protect workers from accidents. Do those accidents to workers happen frequently? Yes, they do.

STATISTIC OF THE ON-SITE ACCIDENTS IN UK

In the UK only, the Health and Safety Executive studies show that the impacts of forklifts kill 50 people each year and produce more than 5000 injured. So, the accidents between operating machines and workers have a huge social cost. But those accidents also carry a massive company cost: building foreclosures, cease of production, inspections, and increase of the insurance premium.

SO WHY SHOULD YOU IMMEDIATELY INSTALL PEDESTRIAN BARRIERS IN YOUR WAREHOUSE?

To prevent accidents, save human lives, and save your money a lot of trouble.

HOW CAN GLOBE PANELS HELP YOU TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS AND SAVE HUMAN LIVES?

Our line of pedestrian barriers

Our line of pedestrian barriers fit your company needs perfectly. We have a full line of pedestrian barriers, from the ones that we provide to separate walkways, featuring different heights and a modular structure to perfectly fit your building. We also provide a line with improved resistance, that features enhanced protection from forklifts to workes feet and legs. All our lines of safety barriers separated traffic from workers.

But what happens when a forklift hits a pedestrian barrier?

Our industrial protection and safety line features flexible and impact-resistant PVC. When a forklift hit our pedestrian barriers, they bend to absorb the force of the impact. While bending to absorb the impact, they guarantee you double protection. They protect your personnel from injuries, and they protect the floor of the building too. What does it mean to protect the floor? When our PVC protection bends to absorb the force of the impact, it also avoids to transfer that force to the floor and break it. Bottom line: by installing our PVC flexible protection, you make a double saving of human life and health and your company assets.

AREAS OF APPLICATION OF PVC PEDESTRIAN BARRIERS

  1. Transport and logistics
  2. Distribution centers
  3. Areas dedicated to Food&Beverage
  4. Warehouses and storages
  5. The automotive and mechanical engineering industry
  6. Chemical and textile plants
  7. Production sites
  8. Airports

The full article of the main areas of application of PVC industrial protection is here.

CONCLUSION

Now you know the main function of a pedestrian barrier and how they make work environments safe wherever there is a movement of vehicles, goods, and people. Moreover, PVC pedestrian barriers guarantee savings in infrastructure and machinery maintenance costs and safeguard workers. Finally, if you want to know whether your system of industrial protection is working, please consult our 5 points checklist: is your system of industrial protection working?

Alberto Adriano

✓ Entrepreneur in the field of International Commerce of Industrial Thermal Insulation ✓ Sales Director at Globe Panels Ltd ✓ 12 years of experience in Sandwich Panels ✓ Exporting to Latin America since 2009.
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