Industrial facilities and warehouse can be dangerous places. With forklifts whizzing around, heavy equipment operating and a fast pace work floor, how likely is it that the average worker will notice any yellow caution lines at their feet? If you’re interested in stepping up the safety in your facility, consider installing barrier systems throughout the building. Here are four benefits your company could realize by performing these upgrades:
1. Optimize Space Utilization
As a business owner, you’ve probably spent a lot of money on the acquisition of real estate for your operation, which is why you need to maximize every square foot of space. Once you’ve figured out the best possible layout for your facility, barriers can help make sure everything stays in its place. As soon as organization skills fall by the wayside, you start losing the ability to use your area to its fullest potential.
2. Define Work Areas
Disorganization can decrease employee productivity, which is why it makes sense to clearly define workspaces for your company’s various operations. If your employees constantly need to step over each other throughout the course of the day, that time could add up to significant losses by the end of the year. By installing barriers like GuardRite rails or SpanGuard Strap barriers, you can help ensure each station is clearly separated from its neighbors, which can help with productivity and even inventory control.
3. Minimize Accidents
Productivity, organization and equipment are vital to any successful business, but nothing is more important than the people who do the work every day. With so much riding on your workers, it’s your responsibility to keep them safe. Light communication systems can play a major part in your safety efforts. Visual communication systems like the Safe-T-Signal and Rite-Vu system alert when threats enter a designated zone and provide clear instruction for right-of-way traffic.
4. Keep Equipment Safe
Take a look around your warehouse and you’ll likely see expensive equipment you need to get the job done every day. No matter what industry you work in, significant damage to an important piece of machinery could throw your entire operation into an immediate standstill, which means you’re losing money waiting for repairs. Lines painted on the floor can tell your forklift operators where not to drive, but they don’t do anything to prevent an impact with equipment if the driver loses control. By installing machine guarding systems around sensitive areas, you can provide an extra layer of protection for your investment.
Protect Your Business
If any of these benefits sound good for your business, let the experts at W.E. Carlson walk you through all of the in-plant safety options to help you find the right fit. To set up an appointment for service or learn more about Dok-Guardians and any other products, contact our office today at 847-640-0011 or fill out our online contact form.