Nu-Guard® - warehouse pedestrian safety at Winstone Wallboards
While CSP’s range of road barrier products are doing their job across the country to keep people safe on New Zealand’s roads, there has been more and more demand for CSP’s Nu-Guard® 31 Guardrail System to be installed at facilities where machinery and people operate in the same zones. One such example is Winstone Wallboards’ warehouse facility in Petone, Wellington.
“Businesses today are constantly reviewing safety procedures and practices to ensure the safety of their staff while at work,” says Michael Beattie, Sales Engineer (Lower North Island) for CSP. “Keeping our people safe is the main priority of our business and so is the case for our customers. Although we haven’t supplied a lot of barrier for this type of installation it is becoming more frequent.”
“We have completed a number of installations of CSP’s Nu-Guard guardrail using a bolt down bridge post (which is specifically designed for bolting to concrete) in warehouses and carparks,” says Gregor Lamont, Contracts Manager for Tascon Civil Construction – the installer of the warehouse pedestrian safety barrier. “This product is ideal for creating safe spaces for pedestrians where fork hoists and other machinery operate together. Using Nu-Guard® 31 Guardrail System also means less snagging on clothes for people walking past.”
Installed at the standard installation height for Nu-Guard® 31 Guardrail System of 635mm, Gregor says it’s a one size fits all situation.
In addition to supplying the barrier, CSP helped source and design the safety gate, which forms part of the new pedestrian safety system at Winstone Wallboards. “People need to pull the gate towards them which means they need to stop and look before they move, helping slow them down to review where they are walking,” says Michael.
To finish the system off, the barrier was painted yellow, matching the floor markings, a colour stipulated under the *NZ Standard for hazards related to striking, falling, slipping, tripping, pinch points, and other similar hazards that are common in many manufacturing or warehouse facilities.
The new system looks great and provides clear guidance around danger zones, providing peace of mind to those managing and working in the facility.
For help with designing ‘warehouse pedestrian safety barrier’ for your premises call CSP on 0800 655 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) floor marking guidelines are covered in detail under standard number 1910.22. These guidelines help facilities determine how and where they need to use floor markings to improve safety. These standards cover things such as cleaning requirements for shop floors, standards for aisles and passageways, and much more.