A vital addition to improving safety and industrial workplaces, barriers are something you should have onsite. The only Australian WorkSafe regulation is that a full and written traffic management plan is required on sites. It is also recommended to have a 3-metre distance between pedestrians and forklifts. Forklift protection barriers are important to create a safe environment on your site. Having barriers can save lives, prevent and minimise injuries and protect equipment.
Sometimes your employees can become tired as the day goes on and their surroundings can start looking the same. Barriers increase staff awareness and make them more present to their environment. It is vital that your staff are switched on but having barriers minimises the risk when they are distracted. Maybe they didn’t hear the forklift reversing or an alarm going off. Psychically separating the hazard from the human ensures their safety even when they may not be paying attention.
Damage to Vehicles & Assets
Installing barriers instead of copping heavy repair bills or profit losses due to forklift collision is a much more economically smarter option for your site. Imagine a forklift driver running straight into your stockpile of assets, costing you a ghastly amount in damages and destroyed stock. No one wants this! Saving you time and money, a forklift barrier safeguards equipment and stock through reduced vehicle collisions.
Types of Forklift Protection Barriers
With an array of different sizes and shapes, WPS has your barrier needs covered. With customisable fencing, hand railings, guard rails, bollards, and more, your site can be safe. Every barrier is designed for a specific purpose. All barriers should be highlighted using reflective colours and surfaces, completed with warning signs, ensuring they are visible from a safe distance.
Permanent & Fixed Barriers
Fixed into the ground, these barriers are often heavy-duty and cannot be moved. These are durable and long-wearing, making for an ideal safety investment for your site. Perfect for long-term sites or fixed sites, these barriers are usually made from steel.
Temporary & Removable Barriers
These types of barriers can be moved and are ideal if certain spaces are used for multiple things. These barriers are made from rubber, plastic, hard concrete, metals, or a mix of these materials.
- Heavy duty steel barriers are designed to slow down a forklift. This reduces the chances of harm by minimizing the forklift entering a pedestrian zone.
- In single or double height, Armco railing may be the perfect addition to providing further safety to your site, where larger forklifts or heavy forklift traffic is present.
- Designed to slow pedestrian traffic, sliding, swinging and electric gates ensure possible dangers are displayed when crossing live forklift or vehicle zones.
Providing safety, protecting employees and minimising the chances of hazard, it’s important you take every precaution you can to avoid injury and damage. With a wide range of barriers available, WPS have your needs covered. Contact us today for more information on how we can make your site as safe as possible.