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More than Just Doors: Goal Post Guardrails Give Vertical Protection to Any Area

Goal Post guardrails are normally used for protecting dock doors and freezer doors from forklift accidents. Keeping the door tracks guarded and the doors themselves upright to keep the production levels moving along and products properly moving in and out of the facility. But that’s not all the Goal Posts can do. Look to installing these vertical pieces of protection to aisleways and other forklift picking areas to ensure protection to the most critical assets. 

Forklift accidents have been on the rise over the last decade and hit an all-time high for workplace injuries and deaths in 2019. With over 8,140 nonfatal injuries and 79 deaths, forklifts are the most dangerous piece of equipment on the shop floor. 49% of these accidents were during transportation throughout the shop. That means reckless driving from the forklift operators while navigating the shop floor or picking material. An accident like this can cause harm to employees as well as inflict massive amounts of damage on other critical assets including machinery, overhead doors, and building structures. 

Weighing thousands of pounds and coming in all different sizes, forklifts can be difficult to protect against. Not many pieces of affordable and reliable protection can withstand a collision from a full-sized forklift traveling at max speed. But there is one that can do just that; Ideal Shield’s Goal Post Guardrail

Ideal Shield's Goal Post Guardrail used for aisleway protection

Ideal Shield’s Goal Post Guardrail used for aisleway protection

Made from 100% U.S. steel, the Goal Post features 6″ schedule steel vertical posts and a 4″ schedule 40 steel pipe crossbar, sleeved in HDPE plastic to eliminate painting and maintenance needs. The Goal Post arrives in three sections for quick and easy installation that will not require any welding. As for installation options, both Cored and Base Plate options are available, depending on your facility and protection needs. 

The strength and reliability of the Goal Posts are more than just lip service as well. The guardrail is certified and has been tested countless times, including real-life situations from our customers themselves. Like the time at a mail distribution facility in California, when a 10,000lbs. forklift crashed into the Goal Post at 10 mph. Luckily the forklift operator was not injured as the Goal Post absorbed all of the impact from the collision, just bending the structure a bit. 

In other words, it did exactly what guardrail is installed to do. 

The aftermath of the forklift collision with the Goal Post

The aftermath of the forklift collision with the Goal Post

If you’re in the market for reliable protection, you’ve come to the right place. Designed to stop forklifts from causing excessive amounts of damage and expensive repairs throughout your facility, the Goal Post Guardrail’s strength and reliability allow for it to be installed at dock doors, distribution centers, cold storage areas, between aisleways, around picking racks, and just about any other place where vertical guardrail protection may be necessary. 

For more information on our Goal Post Guardrail capabilities or any of our other Industrial Guardrail options or other products, please give our experienced sales team a call or email today!