Equipment platforms have many uses in the warehouse – whether it is for staging, storage or observation. But, to get the most out of these items, they must be off the ground, which could be anywhere from nine feet or more. This height alone is a serious safety hazard for employees, which must be considered.
A safety gate plays a critical role in the industry. Not only is it required by OSHA, but it can protect employees and investments. It is easy for a worker to fall off a mezzanine or equipment platform, even if they are not doing anything wrong. These safety gates prevent accidental falls and serious or life-threatening injuries.
Designing Your Safety Gate
The safety gate your facility needs depends on a few factors, from how it will be used to the load weight and opening. The safest design is one that is easy-to-use and has a 90degree opening in a single direction. It is best if the gate opens toward the person rather than away or off a ledge to prevent falls. It should also be self-closing.
Mezzanines by Design can create a safety gate for your equipment platform that meets OSHA standards and keeps your employees safe. Call us today to learn more or for a free estimate.