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warehouse guard rails

Warehouse Guard Rails

Prevent worker injuries, protect inventory and equipment

Banks Industrial Group sells and installs A-SAFE flexible guard rails and safety barriers for warehouse and industrial applications. A-SAFE guard rails protect workers from injury and safeguard equipment and structures from impact damage. State-of-the-art polymers and engineering allow these safety barriers to flex and fully recover after repeated impacts.

  • Proven – Scientifically engineered and tested for safety
  • Absorbs 80% of impact
  • Pedestrian protection – separate forklift traffic to reduce accident risk, safeguard operations and save lives
  • Asset protection – prevent costly damage and downtime by protecting equipment and structures from vehicle collision
  • Define traffic routes and provide visual guidance to drivers
  • Flexible design absorbs forklift hits and returns to shape after multiple impacts
  • Save on repairs – impact energy is dissipated reducing damage to the guard rails, floor and forklift
  • No floor damage – absorbs and disperses impact forces to protect anchors and prevent floor damage
  • Save on maintenance – self-colored, UV stable polymer does not rust and never needs painting
  • Cold Storage products withstand impacts without cracking in extreme temperatures down to -22°F
  • Food safe, hygienic sealed, wipe clean, water resistant surface
  • Expert consultation to determine a solution suitable for the vehicles at your facility
  • Fast, safe installation with minimal disruption by our factory certified crews

Need Guard Rails?

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Problem: How to reduce guard rail maintenance and repair costs

Warehouse operators typically use steel barriers to protect their assets and infrastructure. Operators driving forklifts inevitably hit these barriers with regularity. Steel barriers require regular maintenance and repair after getting hit to maintain functionality. If hit hard enough, forklifts make replacement of the steel guard rails likely but also damage the floors they are bolted to, driving costs and downtime up. Owners now also contend with loss of product, damage to the vehicle itself and the operators themselves. All these costs come directly from your bottom line.

Solution: Use flexible guard rails that can take a hit and bounce back

A-SAFE guard rails save you up to five repairs (to the barrier, vehicle, floor, equipment / infrastructure and your people) because their rails flex to absorb impact then rebound back to their original position for continued protection. Their state-of-the-art energy absorption system dissipates 80% of impact forces through the guard rail and away from floor anchors. This significantly reduces the chance of floor damage during a collision. Furthermore, no repainting is required. The self-colored yellow polymer hides scrapes for lasting visibility. Overall, you can expect a return on investment in just 19 months or less from lower maintenance and repair costs as well as incidence prevention and downtime avoidance.

A-SAFE barriers also protect the your forklifts from damage, further accelerating your return on investment. Metal guard rails will deflect impacts and shield what is behind them at the expense of the forklift and the guard rail itself, requiring repair or replacement to both almost every time they are hit.

How Can We Help You?

BIG provides single-source service for sales and installation of A-SAFE guard rails and safety barrier systems. We are safety oriented, ISNetworld certified A+ and fully insured to reduce your risk. If desired, we can also train your staff to perform the installation. Please contact us today for more information or to schedule service.

damaged metal guard rail torn from concrete floor

Unlike flexible guard rails, this metal rail is tangled and torn from concrete anchors by an impact.

warehouse guard rail in loading dock area

Warehouse loading dock area protected by A-SAFE flexible polymer guard rails.


Modular Guard Rail Configuration Options

a-safe single guard rail

Forklift Guard Rails
Impact Rated for 13,000lb. @ 6mph

a-safe single guard plus

Forklift/Pedestrian Guard Rails
Impact Rated for 13,000lb. @ 6mph

a-safe double guard rail

Double Forklift Guard Rails
Impact Rated for 17,600lb. @ 6mph

a-safe double guard rail plus

Double Forklift/Pedestrian Guard Rails
Impact Rated for 17,600lb. @ 6mph

a-safe pedestrian guard rail

Pedestrian Guard Rails
Impact Rated for 7,000lb. @ 5mph

a-safe cold storage single guard rail

Cold Storage Forklift Guard Rails
Impact Rated for 18,400lb. @ 6mph

a-safe cold storage single guard rail plus

Cold Storage Forklift/Pedestrian Guard Rail
Impact Rated for 18,400lb. @ 6mph

a-safe cold storage pedestrian guard rail

Cold Storage Pedestrian Guard Rails
Impact Rated for 10,200lb. @ 5mph

a-safe forklift curb guard

Forklift Curb Guard
Impact Rated for 5,600lb. @ 4mph

a-safe pedestrian column guard

Column Guard Rails
Impact Rated for 7,000lb. @ 5mph

a-safe column guard rail plus

Heavy Duty Column Guard Rails
Impact Rated for 12,000lb. @ 6mph

a-safe parking garage single guard rail

Parking Garage Guard Rails
Impact Rated for 4,400lb. @ 10mph


A-SAFE SPECIFICATION FAQs

How many times can you hit an A-SAFE barrier before they break? What is the typical longevity?

The answer is… it depends. The longevity is highly dependent on the environment and the application area. Wear and tear may begin to show after 2 years depending on the number of impacts to the barrier. Obvious signs might be stretch marks if the barrier is hit in the same spot consistently over time. Without consistent impacts, the longevity is a lifetime. That said, if you have one particular weak spot, the individual rail or section can be replaced by themselves as a result of the modular design. There are a few regular preventative maintenance checks you can do to extend or maintain the lifetime - namely checking the torque settings on the anchor bolts to 50kg (110 lbs).

How fast can a standard forklift hit the barrier and still be safe?

How much stronger than steel are A-SAFE barriers?

How do A-SAFE barriers prevent your floor from being damaged?

Can I secure a bollard or rail to asphalt?

Will the base plates corrode?

What temperatures are the barriers good to?

Will A-SAFE flexible barriers maintain their color outdoors?

What colors do they come in?

How do I integrate a gate into the protective scheme?

What is the difference between mFlex, eFlex, iFlex and Atlas?


SAFETY COMPLIANCE FAQs

What OSHA regulations exist around safety barriers?

The simple answer is none, comprehensively, for guard rails. OSHA still maintains the “general duty” standard which is a catch all for employing appropriate safety products. That said, the EU maintains a standard known as PAS 13, that sets standards for guard rails and their performance.

Who tested the A-SAFE barriers?

Are A-SAFE flexible barriers safe to use in a food processing facility?


ORDERING FAQs

How long will it take to get a quote?

Since the barriers are designed and verified to be fit for purpose, it takes 24 to 48 hours during normal business days to receive a quote.

How much more do A-SAFE polymer guard rails cost than steel?

What’s the warranty on A-SAFE flexible barrier products?


INSTALLATION FAQs

Can I install them myself?

Yes, customers can install these themselves. We provide installation instructions, with special care paid to install of the anchor bolts.

Do you offer install training? How many people does it take to install?

How much of a gap should be between the A-SAFE guard rails and the protected asset?


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