A safety barrier is an obstacle, structure, or fence that prevents movement or restricts access to a potentially dangerous or restricted. Safety barriers can be fixed or temporary depending on the environment or application. Safety in the workplace is paramount and must be at the forefront of every employee’s mind. Ensuring the environment and the people in it are safe is the responsibility of everyone. A barrier’s main function is to prevent accidents and safeguard people.
They are also essential in compliance with health and safety laws, regulations, and legislation. There are many different types of barriers on the market to choose from. They can be categorized into two major types permanently fixed or temporary and easily moved. Whatever the need, a good safety barrier must be visible (often brightly colored) and give clear instruction.
Types of safety barriers include: TemporaryTemporary barriers include bollards, pedestrian barriers, retractable belt barriers, and scissor barriers, plastic work gate barriers, post base, and chain barriers. Temporary barriers are often lightweight and easy to maneuver. Temporary barriers are ideal for sectioning off an area that is under maintenance or repair or for crowd control and queue management.
Fixed barriers include pedestrian and traffic barriers, crash and impact barriers, car park barriers, and fencing. The robust structures are anchored permanently to the concrete or floor with surface fixing bolts, through bolt anchors or chemical anchor bolts. Safety barriers are used in a wide range of safety and security applications. They provide protection for people in the workplace and everyday life.
SAFETY GUARDS & BARRIERS
Welcome to the outstanding range of protection products from MPM. A comprehensive collection of warehouse safety barriers, pallet racking guards, column guards, safety bollards, guard rails, and many other super-safe polymer protection products.
The unique Reflex construction, innovative design, and highly visible yellow finish are common features across the complete range of safety guards, warehouse barriers, and pallet rack protectors that make the Mpm range stand out from the rest.
Workplace Safety Guards and Barriers
- Pallet Racking Protectors
- Warehouse Safety Barriers
- Pallet Rack Guards and Barriers
- Rack End Protection Barriers
- Corner Guards
- Safety Bollards and Parking Posts
- Guard Rails
- Hand Rails
- Pedestrian Safety Barriers
- Traffic Barriers
- Column Guards
- Pallet Racking Corner Protectors
- Truck Line Guards
- Door Frame Guards
- Warehouse Safety Barriers
- Wall Bumpers and Protectors
- Airport Barriers
- Loading Bay Gates
- B-Flex Safety Barriers
- Heavy Duty Barriers
Flexible yet highly resilient Mpm safety guards and rack protectors provide a safe barrier and superior resistance against damage from forklift trucks, transport vehicles, and other commonly found hazards inside and outside the workplace and warehouse.
Protecting People, Protecting Property, exceptional safety guards and barriers that are 100% recyclable, highly resistant to damage, easy to maintain, and have the ability to absorb more than one impact.
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4 REASONS YOU NEED SAFETY BARRIERS IN THE WAREHOUSE
The aim of the game in a warehouse environment is to achieve a risk-free workplace, although completing this particular game is harder than you think. With hazards at every corner, it is extremely difficult to avoid the odd slip, trip, or fall. However, you can minimize the potential of severe accidents occurring with the helping hand of some basic measures. This includes a revolutionary addition to the catalog of useful safety techniques.
With the New Year upon us, workplaces will be taking a look at their handbooks with the view of upgrading and changing policies, advertising new roles, and expanding their business. They are also making sure they are moving forward with their safety mechanisms as well, with companies across the world jumping on the craze that is modular barriers. Are they necessary though? Yes! Take a look at the reasons below.
Increase Staff Awareness
It is incredibly easy as the working day goes on that your staff’s physical awareness of their surroundings diminishes slightly. This can be all it takes for an accident to occur. It may include failure to hear the reversing sound of a forklift or even the sound of the fire alarm. It is pivotal that your staff is constantly alert as to where they are and where danger might be lurking.
With this in mind, the presence of safety barriers can maintain that awareness. The fact that they are in an area where it is more than likely a moving vehicle will be present will allow them to, habitually, check their surroundings. This means they can make sure they are not in the path of any forklifts or loading trucks. Call it a constant comfort blanket, if you will. Either way, safety barriers are a handy tool to have to guarantee your workers aren’t switching off when it comes to physical awareness.
One of the main advantages of implementing safety barriers in the workplace is to reduce any possible damage to your vehicular fleet. A lack of protection towards your forklifts, trucks, and flatbeds could result in costly damages. Again, aforementioned, it only takes a split second of carelessness from a vehicle operator for an accident to occur and the possibilities are endless.
In the unfortunate event of a collision, a safety barrier will dramatically lower the risk of physical injury, expansive damage to the vehicle, and anything, or anyone, it may come into contact with. However, if you have a traditional steel barrier, it won’t work as well as you’d like it to. Its core material means that, should a vehicle come into contact with it, the vehicle will succumb to excessive damage. There’s also a risk of injury to the driver.
That’s why it is important to review what type of barriers you have, if you have them, and to make sure you have the most efficient model available.
The last thing your company needs is a disruption for equipment repairs, or even worse, for your staff to visit the hospital! The chain reaction one accident can cause is enough evidence to consider improving your safety measures.
Safeguard Your Equipment/Stock
Like we’ve mentioned, a vehicle collision can wreak havoc on your fleet, but think of the potential damages and losses if your stock and equipment are tarnished. Not only will you have to cope with having to replace your trucks and forklifts, but there is also the burden of replacing any damaged goods as well. The financial implications of lackluster warehouse protection can be devastating across the board.
You have racking, boxed items, desks, shutters, toilet facilities – just a handful of what you expect to find in a warehouse. All of these are at risk of damage in the event of a collision and can be expensive to repair. Put any potential productivity-limiting nightmares to bed with the installation of a safety barrier, to ensure important areas of your business are safeguarded from harm.