A Simple Way To Improve Workplace Safety
While Labor Day has come and gone for 2021, its central principle — the celebration of working people — should be practiced year-round. A key component of this is investing in workplace safety. Minimizing accidents by restricting access to hazardous areas is fundamental not only to the safety of your employees, but also to the ongoing profitability of your business.
Utilizing safety barriers is one of the easiest ways to protect workers. For example, restocking aisles or performing inventory checks can be dangerous when heavy equipment is used. Being hit by a forklift or struck by a falling object could lead to serious injury. In the past, aisle-blocking solutions like accordion gates or warning signs were used. While cheap, these methods have significant drawbacks. Accordion gates, for example, take up significant aisle space when closed and are easily damaged.
On the other end of the spectrum, solid safety barriers are common in some industries. These are usually bolted to the ground and made of a rigid material. Unfortunately, such barriers are cumbersome, inflexible and time-consuming to move. Worse still, they can be a safety hazard in their own right. Think about the consequences of colliding with a solid structure with sharp edges.
There is another option. With fixed, mobile and wide-aisle products, ZonePro®’s retractable banners offer safety and convenience. All ZonePro® units are available in blue or orange mesh with clearly displayed, dual-sided safety messaging in English and Spanish. This bold, pliable material is unmissable in any warehouse or industrial setting. Importantly, units can be mounted or placed exactly where they needed. ZonePro® banners are housed in chic aluminum canisters with a 4-inch diameter that can open and close when needed.
Units come in two different forms. The dual canister Rolling Stanchion Safety Barrier has a wingspan of up to 28 feet and can be quickly rolled to any location. Another option is the single canister model, which attaches to any standard rack system or wall, effortlessly blocking an aisle. There’s also a Portable Unit Safety Barrier with the same functionality that sits on a rack when needed and is easily stored when not. Forget about old-fashioned retractable belt barriers and stand banners and experience the next step in safety.
With some planning, and a small investment in the right equipment, most accidents can be prevented. Contact us today to see how the ZonePro® can help you make your workplace safer.