14 Apr Why you must separate pedestrians and vehicles in Industry & Logistic Area
ACCIDENTS FROM OPERATING FORKLIFTS NOT ONLY CAN CAUSE PHYSICAL DAMAGE AND PERSONNEL INJURIES OR FATALITIES, BUT THEY ALSO CAN LEAD TO SUBSTANTIAL FINANCIAL LOSS FOR COMPANIES.
A company may face Factory and Labor laws consequences after a worker get hit by a fork lift truck and suffered serious injuries.
In area where fork lift trucks move loads while pedestrians freely walked around the area and in between the trucks, The HSE inspector knows that: “Workplace transport incidents are the third highest cause of workplace fatalities, and accidents can be prevented if companies implement simple control measures.
- The need to walk through area should me clearly foreseeable and Risk from vehicle traffic should be isolated.
- Where there is regular vehicle traffic such as in warehouses, loading bays, yards and logistics centers, pedestrians or vehicles must be able to use a designated traffic route without causing danger to safety of people working near it.
- An effective way to Separate vehicles and pedestrians separate is through Protective Hard barriers, Single side Openable safety gates and Guardrails.
EnduRail® Modular Handrail, EnduGate and FlexiCade® Barriers are ideal solution for separating pedestrians and vehicles. The flexibility of EnduRail® fittings allows the design of a barrier system to accommodate changes in angles as well as different levels. Spring loaded self-closing safety gates can provide additional protection with the barrier or guardrail systems as users area made aware that they are leaving a safe area as they pass through the safety gate.
A further benefit of using EnduRail fittings to construct barriers and guardrails is that, if the system is struck by a vehicle, it can be quickly and easily repaired by replacing the damaged fittings and tube.
All barrier systems are available in High visibility “Safety Yellow” powder coating.