Vehicles such as forklifts are commonly used in warehouses and storage areas, which can pose potential risks to health and safety in small indoor areas. While they are limited in terms of speed, they are still able to generate enough speed to cause serious injuries or fatalities. Without the proper protection in place, warehouses can be dangerous places, especially if items are stored at heights. Employees working in such environments should be provided with full training and equipment to carry out their work as safely as possible.
One of the best ways to ensure safety in warehouses is to install barrier systems and column protection. Armco is the household name for crash barriers in the UK, and are known for their high durability and great value for money. Designed to offer maximum protection in a variety of applications, Armco crash barrier systems are an effective way to improve workplace safety as they create a divide between vehicles and people, dramatically reducing the chances of an accident occurring.
When installing crash barriers, it’s important to make sure that they are located in the best place to offer maximum protection. They need to be clearly visible, so having them painted in a colour that stands out can help you achieve this. We can provide you with a variety of different RAL colours for your barriers to allow them to contrast against the surrounding environment, reducing the risk of accidents. In addition, it’s crucial that the placement of the barriers provides enough space for both vehicles and pedestrians to safely move around them.
Once your protective barrier systems are in place, you need to also think about whether your workforce is aware of how to work in compliance with them. If needed, we can provide you with advice and guidance to get the most out of your investment.