Aug 2021

Tips to Choose the Right Safety Barrier

If you're looking to install a mezzanine floor Sydney wide you should also take the chance to install or upgrade other safety zones in your warehouse like safety barriers. Safety barriers are an essential tool that should be utilised across your warehouse and workplace. They work to keep pedestrians and employees safe from harm, prohibited areas, road hazards and more.

Whether in the workplace or in the streets, a safety barrier’s main purpose is to reduce the chances of any accidents happening and keep your people safe. Today we’ll be going over how you should choose the right safety barrier for your business as well as the considerations to look over before your purchase. 

Instalment Level

The level of ease associated with the instalment of your safety barriers is one thing to consider before committing to one brand or company. For example, if you're looking for safety barriers in high traffic areas or car parks, you’ll want to ensure that you find solid barriers that won't bend under pressure or contact. By choosing the right materials and model you can ensure that your safety barrier will be able to correctly do its job of preventing accidents and injury, without being replaced after each occurrence. 

Design

Safety barriers should be hard-to-miss in your workplace. Because of their safety requirements and purpose of separating different traffic flows it's important that the safety barriers you choose are able to direct attention and stand out to anyone and everyone. This can be done by painting the barriers in fluorescent colours or bright stripes. Choosing this kind of safety barrier can help increase their visibility and awareness to their surroundings. By choosing the right safety barrier for your workplaces needs, you can guarantee the safety awareness of others and prevent injuries from occurring. 

Maintenance

Solid safety barriers require minimal maintenance as they can withstand extreme weather conditions and resist large amounts of wear and tear generated from their functionality. While these barriers are made to last there are some that are more prone to damage, these models will often have to be replaced after this as a damaged barrier will not be able to do its job correctly. This is why it's important to choose a barrier that is durable and has a low repair cost. This will save you money in the long run and make sure that your workplace is using safety equipment that will withstand and fully protect others from accidents.  

Location 

Whether you are placing the barriers outside in office car parks or docking stations or inside to divide the flow of foot and machine traffic, it is best to install robust safety barriers. By installing barriers that are specifically made to withstand the environment they’re placed in, you can ensure that they do their job effectively for years to come, lasting decades before they need any repairs or replacements. There are also different models that you should choose for specific locations. For example, if you need a barrier on a corner or near a sharp turn you should be looking into models that use a portable and flexible barrier. These barriers can take on more impact than solid barriers and make it less likely for people to suffer from severe injuries during a crash.

At Ware Safety we offer a range of safety barriers and warehouse safety solutions to ensure your business can continue to thrive both in store and behind the scenes. To learn more, visit our website or contact one of our friendly staff today!