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Safety First: Essential Handrail and Guardrail Systems for Your Facility

September 5, 2023

Safety First: Essential Handrail and Guardrail Systems for Your Facility

Safety is paramount in any facility, especially in environments where material handling, movement, and storage are day-to-day operations. Apart from ensuring the well-being of the workforce, proper safety measures can significantly reduce operational risks and the associated costs. A critical component of such safety measures are handrails and guardrails. In this post, we delve into the various systems offered by WT Hight and guide you in selecting the right system for your facility.

1. The Importance of Handrail and Guardrail Systems

Beyond their obvious safety applications, these systems:

  • Minimize Accidents: They act as barriers, preventing accidental falls or entry into restricted zones.
  • Guide Traffic: In facilities with vehicular movement, guardrails can guide and control the flow of traffic.
  • Boost Confidence: Employees feel safer and more confident in their workspace, leading to enhanced productivity.

2. Handrail Systems from WT Hight:

  • 2-Rail Handrail: Perfect for areas requiring a mid-level barrier. Simple yet effective.
  • 3-Rail Handrail: Provides an additional level of protection, especially in areas where there’s a higher risk of accidents.
  • Wire Mesh Handrail: Offers both visibility and protection, ideal for elevated platforms or zones where it’s essential to see through the barrier.

3. Guardrail Systems:

  • Lift-out Gates: Versatile and can be easily removed when necessary, making them ideal for areas with occasional large item movement.
  • Sliding Gates: Suitable for spaces where swing space is limited, and there’s a frequent need for access.
  • Pivot and Swing Gates: Provide controlled access points, ensuring that only authorized personnel or vehicles can enter specific zones.

4. Regulatory Compliance:

Facility managers must remain compliant with local and national safety standards. WT Hight’s range of handrails and guardrails are designed with these standards in mind. Moreover, our team can advise you on systems that align with specific regulatory requirements.

5. Customization: The Key to Perfect Fit

Every facility is unique, and so are its safety requirements. WT Hight understands this and offers customizable solutions. Whether you need a specific height, material, or design, we’ve got you covered.

6. Making the Right Choice for Your Facility:

Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Assess Your Needs: Determine the areas within your facility that require barriers. Consider traffic flow, risk zones, and access points.
  2. Understand Regulatory Requirements: Ensure that you’re familiar with the local safety standards applicable to your industry.
  3. Consult with Experts: Reach out to the WT Hight team. With their vast experience, they can guide you to the best choices.
  4. Factor in Future Needs: Remember, your facility might expand or evolve. Opt for systems that can be easily adjusted or expanded upon.

In Conclusion:

Safety isn’t just a priority; it’s a mandate. In an ever-evolving industrial landscape, it’s essential to ensure that your facility is not only compliant but also offers a secure environment for everyone. With WT Hight’s extensive range of handrails and guardrails, you’re not just investing in products but in peace of mind. Remember, when safety is first, everything else falls into place.