While there are plenty of machines and other assets on the shop floor or in a warehouse that could be seen as the most valuable, outside of the workers themselves there may not be a single piece of equipment that is more important than the forklifts. The “workhorses” of the shop floor, forklifts are the critical pieces of equipment that need to be properly cared for and accounted for at all times as the slightest mistakes can result in thousands if not millions of dollars worth of damage.
Forklift Safety Day is a national spotlight during National Safety Month to highlight the safe use of forklifts, the value of operator training, and the need for daily equipment checks. It’s also a good reminder for forklift safety solution improvements at your facilities, and no one does forklift safety solutions quite like Ideal Shield.
The industry’s most elite vertical guardrail protection system, the Goal Post Guardrail is a simple but extremely effective forklift safety solution. Made from U.S. steel and sleeved in HDPE plastic, like all of Ideal Shield’s Guardrail Systems, the Goal Post Guardrail can be custom designed to fit your exact needs. Whether that is protecting and safeguarding overhead dock doors, high-speed doors, cold storage doors, or storage rack aisleways, this forklift-friendly guardrail can keep your facility doors protected against any forklift mistakes. Also, don’t forget to ask about our new Motion Sensor Goal Post option for presence and motion detection at your dock doors.
Available in both Standard and Heavy Duty options, Ideal Shield’s patented Guardrail solutions are 100% American-made and are available in both cored and base plated applications to meet your facility needs. The installation process does affect the forklift safety strength as both options can withstand stronger and more impacts when cored-in over surface mounted. When cored, the Standard is engineer tested to withstand multiple impacts from a 12,000 lbs. forklift traveling 4 mph while the Heavy-Duty is engineer tested to withstand multiple collisions from 12,000 lbs. forklift when traveling 8 mph.
The mix of strength, minimal deflection, and ease of installation makes the Guardrail perfect for machine and critical asset protection, edge guarding and lining pedestrian-friendly walkways.
Having trouble with forklift guarding solutions for temporary access areas? That no longer should be a problem thanks to our Guardrail Swing Gates. Now, you can keep those loading, storage, and pedestrian-friendly areas protected while still having temporary access with the forklifts. The Gates are available in multiple styles but our new Side Slide HD Swing Gate offers the strength of our Industrial Guardrail with the ease of use of any lockable swing gate. Ask our experienced sales team about how this solution could fit your facility.
The biggest and baddest member of our Guardrail solutions, the Safety Wall Guardrail is a custom-designed piece of protection that can be designed specifically to fit your facility. This versatile guardrail solution can be built to the ceiling for vertical protection as well as hundreds of feet long for horizontal/continuous protection. Perfect for open-air foundation wall alternatives or for lining and protecting storage racks from forklift loading errors. No facility is one and the same, so no Safety Wall is one and the same. Contact our team for more information and detailed drawings.
There aren’t many areas around manufacturing facilities or warehouses that need more protection from forklifts than storage racks. These steel racks can hold millions of dollars worth of equipment, material, or products, so keeping the racks protected from forklift collisions and accidents is crucial. Ideal Shield’s Rack Guards will give the end of your racks that elite protection needed just in case a forklift driver takes a corner a little tight. If you’re in need of in-between rack protection, we also offer Steel Rack Guarding solutions for minimal impacts.
If you’re interested in more information and details on the 8th annual Forklift Safety Day, here are the official details:
– Virtual event on June 8, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EST.
– Open to the public; visit the Industrial Truck Association’s website to register.
– The event will include presentations from government representatives, safety experts, and industry representatives, including Industrial Truck Association President, Brian Feehan, ITA Chairman of the Board and Executive Vice President Operations, Jay Gusler, and many more.
Forklift Safety Day comes once a year but that doesn’t mean you should only think about it once a year. Ensure your forklift drivers are well trained and your facilities are properly protected with the industry’s best forklift safety solutions. Contact Ideal Shield today to learn more about our facility maintenance and safety products.