The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA) member companies have been busy. The leaders from across the industry have been regularly reviewing and discussing the latest technology and its impact on their day-to-day operations. With this in mind, ProGMA recently announced the launch of Protective Guarding Search Tool, which will streamline the protective guarding purchaser’s buying process when it comes to products designed to protect personnel, equipment and inventory in industrial facilities.
Aaron Conway, chair of ProGMA and president of MHI member Mezzanine Safeti-Gates Inc., expects the tool to become popular quickly. “The Protective Guarding Search Tool will provide the user with the ability to find protective guarding solutions in one place. It’s the first search engine that is directly focused on protective guarding. Our industry encompasses many different aspects, from providing fall protection with safety gates to protecting the outside of buildings with bollards and more. The tool will determine the right solution for each application within a material handling facility,” explained the 25-year industry veteran.
ProGMA Marketing Committee Chair and Marketing Manager of MHI member Folding Guard, Haley Craig, feels the Protective Guarding Search Tool will quickly become an industry favorite. “The tool will allow users, such as safety professionals, facility managers, maintenance managers and consultants in the industry to have a one-stop shop for all their protective guarding needs. They will be able to browse and become familiar with all protective guarding solutions that could help to ensure the safety of their facility,” she explained.
The Protective Guarding Search Tool also features a search option that allows users to type in their safety concern or area they need to secure. “The results from the search engine will show a list of types of guarding needed along with images of what those solutions look like. Best of all, the manufacturers that offer that type of guarding solution will be listed,” said Conway.