Warehouse & Industrial Safety Equipment
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Loading Dock Barricades
Trailer Lock Systems & Locking Systems
Dock Loading Lights
Dock Traffic Systems
Industrial Acrylic Convex Mirrors
Wheel Chair Ramps
Residential Wheel Chair Lift
Floor Tape Applicators
Industrial Safety Equipment.
One of the key responsibilities for any business owner is to ensure that all staff in the workplace enjoy the best protection from accidental injury. By providing the proper safety equipment wherever it is required, the chance of any member of the workforce falling victim to an industrial accident can be minimized.
Depending on the exact nature of your business, the safety equipment required for the optimum protection of staff will differ, and there is no one size fits all solution to creating a secure environment for your workforce. Precautionary measures that prevent people getting too close to machinery, combined with a safety conscious mindset will reduce the incidence of industrial accidents, and as a result reduce unwanted workplace costs to cover compensating employees who get injured.
When installing safety equipment through your facility, consider what is necessary and always err on the side of caution – investing in additional protection for staff could pay dividends in reducing liability later. Choose high visibility guards wherever possible to ensure that there is a visible as well as physical deterrent to prevent staff getting too close to machinery, and wherever there is a drop, such as on a loading dock, make sure that a barrier is put in place.
One area where safety equipment should never be overlooked is in areas where people and forklift and other mobile equipment can come into contact. Ensure that bollards are properly fitted into place in order to prevent trucks getting into areas where they might catch staff, and consider placing speed bumps across any walkways.
There are certain legal requirements to fulfill in fitting out your workplace to protect staff as much as possible, and guidelines have but in place to set out the kind of minimum specifications for any safety equipment that you install. For example, safety fences should be a minimum of 42 inches high in order to provide proper protection, and come with a half height safety rail to prevent any incidences of people sliding through the gaps.
Beyond basic installation of barriers to protect staff from accidental injury as a result of falling or straying into dangerous areas, there are many other considerations to be included in formulating your workplace safety strategy. Any potentially harmful chemicals such as solvents, poisons or flammable liquids must be secured in flame proof cabinets. Protecting dangerous or volatile chemicals from coming into contact with a flame is essential to minimize the risk from serious fire damage.
By thoroughly protecting all areas of your working environment and providing staff with appropriate safety equipment and clothing will pay long term dividends to a business in reducing absenteeism through injury and any attendant costs this incurs. It will also ensure that you carry out all legal requirements for workplace safety and are fully indemnified in terms of an accident that causes personal injury.
As you continue to read through our selection of industrial safety equipment, keep in mind we stand ready to answer any questions you may have about our offerings.
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