Nov 2023

Why Your Warehouse Needs Robust Safety Barriers

Safety should always be a top priority in the workplace.  

Ensuring the wellbeing of your employees and protecting valuable inventory is not just good practice – it's a legal obligation and neglecting to do so can result in costly fines. 
When it comes to choosing safety barriers, there is a wide variety out there, from retractable barriers to water-filled barriers and specially designed pedestrian barriers. It can be hard to separate the gimmicks from the practical solutions.  

At Warehouse Safety Solutions, we pride ourselves on being a trusted partner, offering a wide range of products that are designed to ensure your workplace is kept both safe and compliant.   

A Cut Above the Rest 

At Warehouse Safety Solutions, we understand that different warehouses face different safety challenges. 

Unlike some safety tool providers, we not only design and manufacture our products but also install them. Our experience in the industry allows us to provide custom installations tailored to your specific requirements. 

The last thing you want is to invest in safety equipment only for it to be uncompliant due to faulty installation.  

When it comes to warehouse safety, one cannot ignore the importance of robust equipment that can withstand a good blow. Sure, it’s better if barriers can prevent a collision in the first place, but if a barrier is collided with, you need to ensure it can withstand the full blow of a heavy crash.  
That’s why, at WSS, our safety barriers are designed specifically to be able to withstand the weight of even the heaviest forklifts travelling at high speeds.  

Is it likely that a forklift will ram into your barrier at its maximum speed? No, but we firmly believe that warehouse safety should be more than just meeting the minimum requirements.  

Why settle for subpar solutions when the primary goal of these barriers is to save lives and prevent personal injuries? 

The Australian Safety Standards Dilemma 

There is no Australian standard specifically relevant to pedestrian barriers. This regulation gap may lead some warehouse owners to choose the bare minimum, but we believe in doing better. Your employees deserve robust safety measures, which is why we offer one of the toughest safety barrier solutions Australia-wide.  


WSS offers many safety solutions to help you meet your Duty of Care obligations. Our product range includes: 

Pedestrian gates 

Our gate systems ensure pedestrians are stopped at crossings before entering, enhancing safety in high-traffic areas. 

Early alert system 

We go the extra mile by offering an early alert system that can magnetically lock pedestrian gates when a forklift approaches or activate flashing lights when a pedestrian enters a crossing, adding an extra layer of safety. 

Armco railing 

We sell and install a complete range of Armco railings, available in single or double height and any length. Plus, they’re suitable for warehouses with larger forklifts and heavy traffic. 

Safety bollards 

WSS manufactures and sells a complete range of safety bollards in Melbourne to suit various applications, providing protection and delineation in your warehouse. 

Never Cut Corners on Safety 

WSS is your reliable partner in ensuring the safety of your warehouse, offering robust safety solutions beyond compliance. Don't settle for less when you can invest in safety measures that truly make a difference.  

Contact us today at 03 9720 3675 or to find your safety solution.