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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 will explain how to make the working environment safe and how to prevent accidents between operating machines and workers. Firstly, we will clarify 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 clearly understand why to install pedestrian barriers in your building as well as the main function of a pedestrian barrier.

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 happen to workers frequently? Yes, they do.

STATISTIC OF THE ON-SITE ACCIDENTS IN THE 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 substantial social cost. But those accidents also carry a massive company cost: building foreclosures, ceasing production, inspections, and an increase in the insurance premium.

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 and the main function of a pedestrian barrier.

Our line of pedestrian barriers fits your company’s needs ideally. We offer an extensive selection of pedestrian barriers, from the ones we provide to separate walkways, featuring different heights and a modular structure to fit your building perfectly. We also offer 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 hits our pedestrian barriers, they bend to absorb the force of the impact. While turning to absorb the result, 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 transferring that force to the floor and breaking 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. Firstly, transport and logistics;
  2. Secondly, distribution centers;
  3. Areas dedicated to Food&Beverage;
  4. Warehouses and storage;
  5. The automotive and mechanical engineering industry;
  6. Chemical and textile plants;
  7. Production sites;
  8. Finally, airports.

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

CONCLUSION

Now you know the primary 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 industrial protection system is working, please consult our 5 points checklist: is your method of industrial protection working?

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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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