Yellow safety guarding products are essential for any warehouse setting. They serve to protect employees and equipment from accidents, which can be costly in terms of both injuries and damage to property. In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of yellow safety guarding products that are available, when and where they should be used, and why the cost of these guarding products outweighs the cost of forklift accidents or employee injuries.
Basic Types of Yellow Safety Guarding Products—
- Guard Rails: Available in both single and double high, guardrail is used to protect areas where employees are working/walking or where heavy machinery is moving. They can be installed around workstations, loading docks, storage areas, and other high-traffic areas.
- Bollards: These are used to protect corners, columns, and other areas where machinery or equipment might collide. They can be installed in front of doors, near loading docks, or around machinery.
- Safety Fencing: Safety Yellow posts and black wire mesh guarding are used to create a barrier around areas that are off-limits to employees or with special access. Examples include electrical panels, hazardous materials storage areas, and machinery in motion.
- Column Protectors: Available in many widths, heights and styles - These are used to protect upright columns and other vertical structures from accidental collisions. They can be installed around support columns, near loading docks, or in other areas where machinery might come into contact with a vertical structure.
Yellow safety guarding products should be used in any area of the warehouse where there is a risk of injury or damage to property. The added cost of yellow safety guarding products often stands in the way of implementation, however, the cost of forklift accidents, worker injuries, medical treatment, insurance claims, lost productivity, and potential litigation can serve as major motivating factors for companies to invest.
In conclusion, it’s important to know when guarding is required, where it can be implemented and why it should be addressed. Reach out for a free safety audit to ensure the safety of your equipment, operations and staff!