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Protecting Warehouse Racks from Forklift Impacts: A Guide for EHS Managers

As an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager, ensuring the safety and integrity of warehouse infrastructure is a critical part of your role. One of the most common challenges in a warehouse setting is protecting racking systems from forklift impacts. In this educational article, we will explore the innovative solution provided by Rack Armour column protectors, a product designed to mitigate damage and maintain safety standards in fast-paced industrial environments.

Understanding the Risk: Forklifts and Racking Systems

Forklifts are indispensable in warehouse operations, but they also pose a significant risk to racking systems. Accidental impacts can lead to structural damage, which not only requires costly repairs but also poses serious safety risks. It is essential to implement protective measures to safeguard warehouse racking structures from forklift impacts.

The Role of Rack Armour Column Protectors

Rack Armour column protectors offer a robust defense against forklift collision incidents. These guards are crafted from a high-impact resistant material that absorbs the shock of collisions, minimizing damage to both the racks and the forklifts. Their unique design allows for quick and easy installation without the need for tools, making them a practical addition to any warehouse safety plan.

Benefits of Rack Armour for EHS Managers

  • Enhanced Safety: By reducing rack damage, the risk of collapse or falling inventory is significantly lowered, contributing to a safer work environment.

  • Cost Savings: Investing in protective gear like Rack Armour guards can save on repair and replacement costs in the long run.

  • Compliance: Using such protective measures can help ensure that your warehouse complies with safety regulations and standards.

  • Peace of Mind: Knowing that your racking systems are protected allows you to focus on other critical aspects of warehouse management.

Installation and Maintenance of Rack Armour Rack Protection

Installing Rack Armour protectors is straightforward, requiring no drilling or complex assembly. They are designed for durability, and they remain effective over time. They never rust, have no paint to flake off, and there is no hardware to have to tighten or inspect.

To install the Rack Armour rack protection, simply angle the opening at the back of the guard over one of the corners of the racking column corners and firmly twist the guard until it covers the entire post and snaps into place. 

Conclusion: A Smart Investment in Warehouse Safety

For EHS managers, the protection of warehouse infrastructure is non-negotiable. With Rack Armour column protectors, you can enhance safety, save on costs, and maintain compliance with ease. For more information or to purchase Rack Armour for your facility, click here or call us at 1-888-310-0008.

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