Mezzanine Safety Barriers
Current industry standards indicate that industrial mezzanines and elevated platforms must have handrails and gates around all edges. However, these gates need to be opened from time-to-time to accommodate the loading and unloading process.
According to ANSI standards, companies must provide full-time protection when loading and unloading materials from an elevated platform – there can be no exposed areas where an employee could potentially fall.
OSHA standard 1910.28(b)(1) requires that employers must provide fall protection for personnel on walking-working surfaces 4'0" (1200 mm) or more above the lower level.
The GateKeeper and RacKeeper both have dual reciprocating barriers and help create a controlled access area in which the inner gate and outer gate cannot be opened at the same time. The link bar design ensures that both gates work in unison. When the outer gate opens to allow pallets in, the inner gate automatically closes to keep workers out. After the pallet is received, mezzanine-level workers open the inner gate to remove material from the work zone while the outer gate closes to secure the leading edge of the platform.
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