Warehouse is a place, which consists of heavy objects and machines. Men who are working here are prone to accidents if the machine is not working properly or a heavy object falls. The owner and the managers of the warehouse are held responsible for any kind of accidents. The managers have to ensure safety for the pedestrians, workers, visitors, and machine operators. Traffic management has to be done frequently in order to minimize the accidents to the lowest level. In such a case, yellow safety barriers can be used with cautions written on them.
Risks in a warehouse
The efficiency of warehouse depends on the traffic. There are many activities performed in a warehouse. Employees work with different types of machines that have to transfer loads from one place to another. These goods are then stored on racks. The deliveries are prepared when an order from a client is received. Here are some of the risks, which people may face
- Visibility may be low at various places like corners, junctions, and bends
- Loads may fall on the pedestrians
- Pedestrians can collide with truck or other vehicles
- Pipes or cylinder may be exposed and they act as a hazard
Types of barriers used in a warehouse
Various types of yellow safety barriers are used in a warehouse to provide safety to pedestrians and employees. Some of these barriers are discussed here.
Walkaway and traffic barriers
These are the barriers that separate different types of warehouse traffic. Barriers having mesh can also be installed in order to protect the people from loads and traffic.
Asset protection guard
It is also known as pallet racking protectors. The task of these protectors is to protect damage that can occur to the shelving corner. People can also install wooden beams on the barrier that will act as an additional protection for the shelves. Low level barriers, fragile machinery and protection bas act as a string barrier against the damages.
Impact and wall protection
These are the barriers that come with flexible mounts. These barriers help in protecting cushion vehicles if there is an impact. If edge protectors or foam surface is added to these barriers, it acts as a cushioned impact on the walls. Columns and corners can be protected with the help of hooped guards.
Loading bay barriers
Entrance and exit points can be protected with the help of loading bay barriers. Fork damage caused to the assets can be easily protected with hop barriers. In order to provide temporary protection belt or retractable cone barriers are sufficient. This can save the vehicles from different types of hazards.
Temporary expanding barriers
These barriers are helpful in protecting the entry and exit point of the warehouse. These are especially useful when the roller shutters are up. Barricades can also be used in order to prevent the entrance of pedestrians in the areas where their entry is restricted.
These are some of the types of barriers, which people can install in their warehouse to protect the assets and also protect the employees and the pedestrians.