Adequate security, through safety barriers and industrial protection elements, must meet 3 requirements:
- High-quality products
Production is 100% safe when correct industrial hygiene and safety measures are guaranteed in the worker’s day-to-day activities.
Types of safety barriers
All industrial safety elements must be maintained periodically if we want them to stay in good condition and fulfill their main long-term objective: to prevent any occupational accidents in an industrial facility.
Therefore, here we will list which safety barriers we believe are essential in any industrial sector.
Let’s get started!
Comprised of 2 strong horizontal bars that protect against accidental collisions.
It contains and guides vehicle traffic, as well as offering high visibility.
It also protects those areas where the risk of collision is most likely due to the movement of pallet trucks, forklifts, side loaders, among other industrial vehicles.
Industrial pipe guards
Protective steel guards for pipes and downspouts that provide high resistance to impacts.
They are very effective and make gutters and pipes on columns, facades, or walls very visible.
This way, the operator who is maneuvering the vehicle will be more careful to avoid accidental bumps.
Their reduced height allows pedestrians to easily access protected areas.
They are used to segregate, divide and protect areas that may contain machinery, shelving, and other industrial infrastructures, to protect them from impact, scratches, or blows from industrial vehicles such as forklifts, pallet trucks, and trucks.
Low profile protection barrier
Used to guide commercial vehicle traffic withing within warehouses and to protect other machines, walls, and aisles from accidental impacts.
It’s an industrial protection barrier that provides high security against manual and electric pallet trucks and forklifts as well as resistance to industrial vehicle impacts.
Industrial rack barriers
Protective barriers for metal industrial racks. Comprised of two horizontal bars that protect the side of the shelves, and also its edges thanks to their L shape.
They are used to avoid bumps or scratches caused by industrial vehicles when turning.
Floor guide rails
These are essential to avoid industrial vehicle impacts.
They are highly visible and protect machinery, corridors, walls, doors, etc. at a low height.
Industrial column protectors
Protective barriers for street lamps, pillars, columns, posts, etc., with high resistance to impacts, bumps, and scratches.
Safe and highly effective industrial protection element, incorporating steel plates into the protective barriers for a durable and firm fixation.
They are also widely used in parking lots and garages for unsuccessful parking maneuvers.
Shockproof industrial protective bumpers
They are used for loading docks and walls. They have a high elastic capacity to absorb and cushion impacts, scratches, scrapes, and accidental bumps.
Also, they are used to protect entrances, ramps, doors, corridors, walls, located outside or inside warehouses, industrial buildings, production plants.
Industrial pedestrian safety railings are used for both outdoor and indoor spaces and can be installed in many different ways.
These are industrial protection and safety elements with high resistance to impacts and are made of steel.
They protect spaces from impacts produced by forklifts, trucks, pallet trucks, etc.
There is the possibility of incorporating a demountable system that makes it removable and can be firmly attached again.
It makes it very easy to move around the industrial warehouse while offering an extra level of security in areas where occasional access control is required.
Industrial door protections
They are essential to protect the frames and jambs of loading gates, doors, entrances, and other structures from industrial machinery and vehicles.
They are used to promote responsible driving by operators.
Pedestrian protection gates
Pedestrian gates and barriers are very simple to install and define exit and access for pedestrians to public or industrial routes.
Industrial foam protectors
Within this group of industrial protections, we can include a wide set of profiles, corner pieces, and other protectors made of high-density foam, that protect objects and people from scratches, scrapes, bumps, or accidental impacts.
Normally, they are painted with quite striking and identifiable safety colours, to mark potentially dangerous areas and thus prevent accidents.
Bollards are used to protect protruding corners or doors from industrial vehicles accidentally crashing or bumping into them.
They are a great combination of horizontal bars to absorb impacts and metal posts with a flexible base, which offer protection and industrial safety.
Alignment guides in loading docks
They are widely used in external logistics, to protect loading docks and platforms during the maneuvering of vehicles.
Drivers use them to guide the vehicle to the loading dock, protecting the integrity of the truck and reducing the possibility of collision.
They separate and delimit workspaces and areas in which you may find industrial vehicles circulating. They are considered to be a cheap and versatile source of industrial protection.
Industrial loading dock guardrails
They protect against moving vehicles, avoiding any risks of falling, overturning, and slipping when we are approaching an open loading dock without assistance.
In which sectors can industrial safety barriers be used?
Protection estructures can be installed in any type of workspace in which its workers have any minimal risk of suffering an occupational accident, as a consequence of moving vehicles, mistakes, or failures in industrial activity.
However, by installing industrial safety elements, we are not only protecting the safety of our employees but also the integrity and quality of the building’s concrete floor, walls, shelves, and other typical infrastructures.
The following list is a brief classification of where industrial protection elements can be used, but they can also be used at a particular level if there is any risk of suffering some of the accidents or dangers mentioned above.
Safety barriers: Logistics and transport industry
In the logistics and transport sector, there are many risk factors involving structures and people.
Perhaps this is the sector in which it is most important to install industrial safety protectors.
Safety barriers: Mechanics and automotive industry
In the mechanical and automotive industries, as a consequence of the frequent vehicle traffic in their respective facilities, industrial safety barriers are essential.
As we have mentioned previously, vehicles and their drivers cause the most damage and accidents.
Safety barriers: Industrial/productive sectors
There is no doubt that when a large number of production activities occur in industrial sectors that, however, remote the possibility, something may go wrong and put machinery and people at risk.
Industrial production elements are essential to prevent accidents.
Safety barriers: Storage
Inside warehouse areas, a continuous movement of vehicles and, goods represent a threat to the people, structure, racks, machinery, etc.
Safety barriers: Airports
Airports use means of transport such as buses as well as other vehicles to move people to different terminals. These vehicles can cause damage to people and structures.
Safety barriers: The food industry
This sector requires high control and hygiene standards, as well as also needing safety barriers to protect areas from any risks of impact.
Safety barriers: Textile and chemical industry
Textile or chemical industrial facilities need to exhaustively protect their structures, operators, or machinery against any collision which may be caused by moving vehicles by using industrial protection elements.
The best industrial protection: a BECOSAN® floor
Of course, all the protection elements that we have mentioned are fundamental in any industrial warehouse, but we must not forget that a large part of them are attached to the floor.
Likewise, the floor we stand on every day in a factory, warehouse, or other industrial building can become another protagonist when referring to protection, by guaranteeing firmness, cleanliness, and grip, avoiding work related accidents.
One of the benefits of this floor treatment is that it has a DIN 51131 anti-slip certificate, which prevents unnecessary and untimely slipping, which can lead to accidents that could have been perfectly avoided.
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