Each year we see tens of thousands of workplace accidents related to forklifts and other powered industrial trucks; accidents that are often caused by lack of safe operating procedures and lax safety enforcement. Most of these accidents involve employee injuries and property damage – both a high price to pay, much higher than the cost of prevention.
The first rule of safety, not only for forklift operators but for all workers, is training and education. Human error plays a huge role in workplace accidents. Read more »
A parking garage on Lawrence St. in Brooklyn NY needed guardrail protection to avoid damage to walls. Their requirements included using the strongest guardrail protection available, a maintenance free product and something that could withstand multiple hits. They also need a custom length and needed them as quickly as possible.
Ideal Shield Solution:
In order to get the job out as quickly as possible Ideal Shield helped determine the custom length that best suited their requirements and ensured it would install quickly and correctly. Careful coordination with the shop got the job out early much to the customers delight.
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At the Portsmouth Regional Hospital Ideal Shield heavy guardrail was installed at the truck dock to keep trucks from backing up into the building. This was needed for several reasons – one being the need to protect the dock from damage as multiple trucks hit it but more importantly surgery takes place on the second floor and any movement in the building could put a surgery in jeopardy.
This piece of guardrail is placed far enough away from the building to stop the truck trailer from hitting wall and is strong enough to withstand multiple hits. The rail was also modified to increase the strength of the heavy guardrail; a third post was added and the unit was installed in 46″ deep floor sleeves.