In an industrial workplace or construction site, safety is of paramount importance. For this, you need a height restriction barrier. This piece of equipment will protect your worksite, ensuring that the risk of any accident caused by industrial machinery, especially forklift trucks, is reduced. At Safe Industrial, we can supply the best choice of height restrictor barrier bar to make sure that your worksite is safe for employees, visitors and members of the public.
Forklift trucks, delivery trucks and other heavy vehicles that move around a site are necessary for work. After all, without them to move heavy materials around the site, much of your work would be very difficult or even impossible. However, despite them being essential on your worksite, they pose a real risk of injury or damage. Despite good training, it is easy for an operator of a vehicle like a forklift truck to lose track of where they are in a momentary lapse of concentration and drive the vehicle into an area that is too low or where there are pedestrians.
The solution to this is a combination of height restriction barriers and clatter bars. At Safe Industrial, we will help you to get the right equipment for your workplace.
A height restrictor barrier works by preventing access to an area for vehicles over a certain height. This means that you can prevent vehicles from accessing areas which are too low for them. For example, if a forklift truck has a load that is too high to enter a building, or a delivery truck driver has a trailer that is higher than the entrance to a depot, a barrier set a distance before the building will remove the chance of an accident happening.
Another alternative are forklift clatter bars. These are bright yellow polymer tubes which hang down in areas where there is a height restriction. These work in two main ways. Firstly, they are highly visible for drivers, due to the bright yellow. Because they are made of a polymer construction, the yellow will not scratch off or fade. The second way that they work is that they ‘clatter’ when they are struck. Because they are suspended, they are able to swing within a limited range of movement. If a forklift truck strikes the height clatter bars, the noise acts as a warning of an imminent danger. At the same time, because they move, the impact does not damage either the extruded clatter bars or the vehicle – they are a safe and effective warning system. These high quality clatter bars can also be used to mark the edges of mezzanine floors and pedestrian walkways.
Our range of safety equipment like our choice of height restriction clatter bars is available for delivery. For more information about our range of supplies and our forklift clatter bars, browse through the online shop. Alternatively, contact our sales team who will be happy to help you to choose the right options for your workplace.