How Can Barrier Railing Make Your Warehouse Safer?
Panel Built, Inc. introduced its line of barrier railing in 2011 to complement their other storage and space solutions. In an effort to protect their newly acquired structure, Panel Built customers would also purchase barrier railing to help protect their investment. To provide a more turn-key space solution, Panel Built began producing our own line of forklift barriers to serve our customers better. In most cases, they will line their new modular office system or mezzanine columns with barrier railing to prevent accidents with forklifts. Because of the incredible force behind the forklift, even the tiniest collision could cause severe damage to columns and wall panels.
However, guard railing also makes a great barrier to create pathways within your facility. Forklift barriers are frequently used to create individual pathways through the facility, typically designated for forklifts or foot traffic. Because of their piece-together modular design, Panel Built’s barrier railing can be used to create a fully custom layout through your facility with entirely custom barrier lengths. This helps to ensure that you can create the most efficient, safest forklift lanes in your facility. Warehouses are not forced to leave open space or leave gaps like a cookie-cutter system. With a physical barrier separating foot traffic and forklift traffic, facilities can help prevent ‘struck by’ heavy machinery accidents. Provides an easy way to section off employee areas, preventing forklifts from intruding into safe zones.
Additionally, barrier rail systems are frequently used to protect equipment or hazardous materials on the plant floor. Many facilities need to store potentially hazardous chemicals or equipment near their production floor. Chemical tanks, batteries, and equipment can be enclosed using barrier rail layouts custom-designed for their specific dimensions. This way, the equipment can be protected from a forklift impact without taking up a ridiculous amount of space on your facility floor.