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Forklift Collision Protection – Guardrail Stops 10,000 LB Of Force


June is National Safety Month. We take safety very seriously as I’m sure you do and thought it would be a good time to remind everyone about protecting your equipment and personnel against forklift collision.

Image of forklift collision damage to brick wallForklift accidents happen more often than anyone would like to admit. Forklift operators have a lot to pay attention to. Not only are they expected to work safely, but they also must keep up with productivity.  Due to busyness, blind spots, and unprotected areas, accidents will happen. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent and potentially avoid forklift accidents.

DSV is a global transport and warehouse logistics company which delivers cargo anywhere in the world by air, sea, road and rail. So you can imagine their warehouse floor is a very active area with over 20 forklifts running constantly, flying around the facility, picking up and dropping off pallets.Electric panel wall now protected by guardrail in Dallas TX

Within the facility, the brick wall housing the electric panel and inplant office are situated next to busy dock doors.  A forklift operator backed into the inner brick wall, as they were leaving the dock – which took out a chunk of wall.  Fortunately the damage was minor and no one was injured.  (Picture to right shows forklift collision damage which occured before the guardrail solution.)

After a thorough safety evaluation, we suggested a wall of defense with heavy duty guardrail to:

  1. Protect the wall and inplant office
  2. Create an aisle between the wall and guard rail so people could walk safety
  3. Prevent the electrical panel from being damaged

In-plant office protected by guardrail in Dallas TXOur In-Stock selection of guardrail, after being properly installed, is engineered to withstand a 10,000 pound impact at 4 mph. Ensuring the people and equipment within your facility will remain protected from traffic accidents and other hazards. Guardrail is used to safeguard conveyor systems, manufacturing equipment, electrical panels, computer stations, staircases and walkways, in-plant offices, first aid and restroom areas, or anywhere else crash protection is required.

Now with the increased safety to the facility, equipment and pedestrian walk ways, UTI/DSV benefits from a safer working environment protecting people, products, profits – securely and reliably.

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