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Save the Headaches: Clearance Bars for Overhead Safety

“Heads up!” is the last thing any driver wants to hear when in a drive-thru, material handling facility, or heading into a parking garage. But sometimes it’s too late and the vehicle “rings its bell” on the overhead component, whether it being a drive-thru awning, building overhang, internal forklift pass through, overhead dock door, or parking garage ceiling. Either way, it’s an avoidable accident that just requires a little warning. 

Truck hits overhang at ATM drive-thru

Keep trucks and vans from hitting overhead assets with proper clearance bar warnings (via EnterpriseNews).

That warning should be an Ideal Shield Clearance Bar

Ideal Shield took the same material used for the strongest Bollard Covers on the market and used those to create the Clearance Bars. So, no more worry about maintenance issues with painting, fading, cracking or chipping. The LDPE plastic overhead bars are available in standard safety yellow or any color imaginable to meet your branding or safety needs. And don’t forget to add your own messaging on the bar to ensure the drivers know the height and warnings before pulling into the parking lot, drive-thru lane, or through a facility passthrough. 

Ideal Shield's hanging Clearance Bars at hotel entrance

Ideal Shield’s hanging Clearance Bars at hotel entrance.

Ideal Shield's Clearance Bars at parking garage entrance

Ideal Shield’s Clearance Bars at parking garage entrance

Hanging the Clearance Bar is the most common use but not the only one. If you’re trying to avoid drivers from hitting drive-thru overhead equipment or a parking deck entrance, Ideal Shield has the Standard Clearance Bar Apparatus that can be designed to meet your specific needs. 

Ideal Shield's Standard Clearance Bar Apparatus at a drive-thru

Ideal Shield’s Standard Clearance Bar Apparatus at a drive-thru.

Ideal Shield's Clearance Bars at overhead dock door for forklift passage

Ideal Shield’s Clearance Bars at overhead dock door for forklift passage.

Ideal Shield's Clearance Bar hanging from Goal Post Guardrail for forklift passage.

Ideal Shield’s Clearance Bar hanging from Goal Post Guardrail for forklift passage.

Clearance Bars are needed in more than just drive-thrus and parking garages. From internal usage to outdoor usage, hanging or with the apparatus, there are plenty of places that need an overhead warning. So, avoid the headaches and add headache bars to your property today to ensure overhead accidents are a thing of the past. 

Contact us today at Ideal Shield to lean more about our Clearance Bar capabilities and ask about our custom designed Clearance Bar Apparatuses to fit our facility perfectly.