Three Areas where Industrial Safety Gates are Needed

No one would want to get on an airplane and hear: "Well folks, we got about half way through the safety inspection and decided that was good enough. Now sit back and enjoy the flight." You need to provide total protection for the sake of the person who is working at heights. Industrial safety gates are a measure of fall protection or barrier protection that protect an area of transition. Here are three areas of transition where an industiral safety gate will help protet people from injury.

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Ladder Openings

Whether on a rooftop or an elevated working platform, a ladder requires a gap in the guardrail that is protecting an edge. Leaving a ladder opening unprotected is leaving the job of fall protection half done. Industrial safety gates are made to attach to the railing or ladder structure so that the gap in the railing is closed with a spring loaded self-closing gate.

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Roof Hatch Openings

Similar to ladder openings, roof hatches should be surrounded by the necessary guardrail. Self-closing safety gates allow the person who is exiting and entering the hatch to do so safely.

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Safe Walking Areas

In plants where there are motorized vehicles and pedestrians working together, safe walking areas are often demarcated by railing. In order to provide the safest possible senario, the pedestrian needs to know when they are entering and exiting a safe walking area. Industrial safety gates help to provide an additional level of awareness when exiting and entering a safe walking area.

 

Is self closing necessary? Won't a chain work?

Chains have a very low reliability factor: they require human intervention. Self closing industrial safety gates have spring loaded hinges that cause the gate to close automatically after the person has gone through the opening. Our reasearch has indicated that OSHA does not view a chain as a compliant solution (especially because a better solution is readily available).

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