Does your facility need guard rail? The best way to answer that question is to look around your facility. If you’re looking to protect your employees and equipment from forklift impacts, then you need industrial guard rail. In fact, industrial guard rail may be the most vital part of keeping any operation safely up and running.
Guard rail can come from many different manufacturers in many different sizes. Don’t get distracted by the options – the main thing to be concerned with is the guard rail’s rating. Any guard rail that does not have a rating is probably not going to be effective at protecting your employees and equipment. It will probably look the part, but it will definitely not play the part. Most reputable manufacturers’ guard rail rating can easily be found or provided to you. Steel King, for example, posts exactly how they test and rate their guard rail. (Click here to see that information)
Guard Rail Connection Matters
Another aspect of industrial guard rail that many people do not think about is the type of connection is has to the floor. Manufacturers will recommend the size anchors you need for your guard rail. Failure to use that size anchor could render your whole guard rail system useless on impact.
So, does your facility need guard rail. If you answered yes and you’re in the market for some industrial guard rail, just make sure to get it from a distributor who is reputable – and can provide you with the information and services you need.