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Properly Protect End of Pallet Racks with the Ideal Rack Guardrail

From manufacturing plants to storage warehouses, distribution centers to cold storage facilities, pallet racking is key. The rack shelving system keeps material sorted and protected by being off the floor to help keep the facility efficient throughout the day. But while the rack is protecting the material, what is protecting the rack? 

With industrial vehicles consistently moving around the facility, the ends of the racking systems are vulnerable to forklift and hi-lo operator mistakes, which happen more than you’d like to think. 

Inventory losses can be devastating to an operation but what is even worse is the potential loss of life. According to OSHA, forklift accidents that result in serious injury is nearly 35,000 per year and around 75-100 workers are killed each year in forklift accidents. 

So, how do you keep your workers protected by properly protecting the pallet and storage racks from forklift accidents? 

We here at Ideal Shield, a leading provider of industrial safety solutions, have one of the strongest end of rack protection options on the market; the Rack Guardrail. Here’s how it can help protect your facility: 

1. Superior Strength: 

For most pallet and storage racking systems, facilities use steel rack guards and floor guards to keep forklifts from impacting the vertical posts. However, those are normally made with 1/4″ or thinner steel. That means a 12,000lbs. forklift turning a corner a little tight will have to rely on 1/4″ of protection to ensure hundreds of thousands of dollars of material and inventory doesn’t go toppling over. Ideal Shield’ Rack Guardrail is made from 4″ or 6″ steel posts with a 2 1/2″ or 4″ cross rail to stop the forklift from getting close to the racking system. 

Ideal Shield's Core & Drop Rack Guard lining a facility

Ideal Shield’s Rack Guardrail protecting pallet racks throughout a facility. 

2. Versatility and Customization:

One of the standout features of all of our Industrial Guardrail solutions is the versatility and customization options. If your facility has larger or smaller pallet racks, our team can design and fabricate the Rack Guardrail to fit perfectly. Other customizable options include the installation type (core-in, plated, or our popular Core & Drop) as well custom plastic sleeving to meet safety or aesthetic needs.  

Ideal Shield's end of Pallet Rack Guardrail

Ideal Shield’s end of Pallet Rack Guardrail with extra post. 

3. Durability and Longevity:

Built to withstand harsh environments and heavy-duty use, Ideal Shield’s Rack Guardrail systems are engineered for longevity. Constructed from 100% U.S. steel and HDPE plastic, the durability not only ensures long-term protection but also reduces maintenance costs and downtime, making them a cost-effective investment for businesses.

Unlike the competition, our Rack Guardrail solutions offer a comprehensive suite of benefits that enhance safety and protection which will increase efficiency in any facility. From the uncompromised safety features to their versatility, durability, and ease of installation, these protective guardrails provide a reliable and cost-effective solution for businesses looking to prioritize workplace safety and productivity.  

For more information on the end of pallet Rack Guardrail and our other facility safety and protection solutions, contact the experienced sales team here at Ideal Shield. We’ve Got You Covered!