People and equipment share the space in a warehouse with product inventory. When anything moves from one place to another, there is the risk of accidents, injuries or product, equipment and facility damage. By installing appropriate protective barriers, many of those negative consequences can be prevented.
Protective barriers are typically installed to designate the edges of pedestrian walkways and paths for moving equipment (like hand trucks and forklifts) by separating work areas from travel areas, setting off space around equipment and along doorways and walls within warehouses. They protect employees, inventory, support structures, racking, machinery, the vehicles themselves and the warehouse’s structural elements (walls, columns, doors, docks and floor). Barriers help workers know where walking is safe and where they may encounter moving equipment. Barriers can better direct traffic flow so vehicles can efficiently collect and deliver goods without crossing into pedestrian walkways. They also prevent unnecessary contact with equipment and facility structures.
By Jean Feingold