Meet Post Protector and Rack Guard!

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Hi, I’m Post Protector (Left) and that’s Rack Guard (Right). We work all shifts protecting pallet racks, and all the goods stowed on them, from forklift related accidents and damage. I take care of the posts, and he protects the sides from getting hit from traffic on the main aisles.

Believe me it’s an exciting job! As the number and square footage of warehouses expand and add diverse types of SKU’S, pallet rack systems get more crowded and taxed with more stocking trips in and picking trips out. Serious rack damage is often very, very expensive and at times fraught with personnel injury. Put us to work! Buying us is not costly. We will be one of the best investments you make. Let us help you avoid distribution disruption and save you money.

Thanks,

Post and Rack

Resolve to be Safer in the Upcoming Year

A new year not only means new goals but also a time to reinforce existing commitments. Across all industries, it’s a great time for companies to renew their focus on safety. We invest so much on our people and our properties, we need to step up and invest in securing and protecting them as well. This is a great time to look back on 2013 and assess safety statistics. Achieving a “zero accidents in 365 days” safety record is one of the biggest challenges in a material handling world wrought with risks and tough working conditions. And for those of us who have managed it this year, that is a good record but there’s always room for improvement. What are the numbers when it comes to insurance and workers compensation? How much was spent in repairs and recovery? How can we beat the odds in the coming year and improve our safety figures? Where safety is concerned, and especially that of our employees and customers, we can never let our guard down.

Bluff can help in so many ways. Our wide selection of safety products is designed to secure several areas of your plant and office and protect personnel from hazards. Get a head start on improving your safety stats, lower your costs and protect your people.

Bluff’s Rack Guards – designed in high-visibility safety yellow to help prevent accidents, wrap around your racks and protect them from forklift impacts. Your machinery is valuable – prevent costly damage to them from forklift accidents with Bluff’s Machine Guards. Sometimes valuable assets like your machinery are situated in high forklift traffic areas, and human errors are possible even with the best drivers. Bluff’s machine guards act as a barrier to protect your assets and are available in different sizes and custom colors.

Our Modular Protective Barrier protects our most important assets – our people. While these barriers are tough and act as a shield to protect employees from accidents, they also offer easy access for employees to get around.

Bluff’s Tuff Guard says it all – this safety rail is manufactured with 3/16” thick ASTM A36 steel to protect and prevent loss and injury. Even though Federal standards for Safety Barrier testing require our safety rails to pass the crash test with an impact of 10,000 pounds (forklift truck) traveling at 4 miles per hour, Bluff Manufacturing increased our safety crash standard to 6 miles per hour. And even with the increased speed, Bluff’s Tuff Guard exceeded the crash test expectations with minimal rail deflection.

Door Track Protectors, Post Protectors and Bollards are all a part of Bluff Manufacturing’s safety product portfolio designed to safeguard against damages caused by forklifts and other powered and manual equipment. Depending on the site and the use, these products can protect your employees and/or your property. When you buy a product from Bluff’s safety line, you’ve taken the first, best defense against injury to personnel and plant, machine down time, insurance claims, and building repairs due to accidental collisions.

Places you could need Safety Barriers in your Warehouse or Factory

Safety barriers serve a number of purposes, from blocking off restricted areas to ensuring good traffic flow. If you operate a warehouse or factory, there are a few places you may want to consider putting safety barriers in order to prevent injuries and help your plant run smoother.

Walkways-You definitely want to make sure workers have a safe path to travel when coming to and from work as well as during breaks. Mark a clear walkway for them inside or out with the use of safety barriers, and you’ll never have to worry about them being struck by equipment.

Hazardous material storage areas-These areas should only be accessed by a select number of people, which is why you should mark hazardous material storage areas off with safety barriers in order to keep unauthorized personnel out.

Catwalks-Traveling on catwalks can be especially dangerous. To prevent falls, you need to have a safety rail that is at least four feet high across the entire length of a catwalk.

Construction zones-Avoid having forklifts or other heavy equipment travel into areas where work is being performed by placing safety barriers all the way around them.

Loading ramps and dock-Forklifts could easily drop off the edge of a dock or loading ramp when moving materials. Having barriers in place will not only ensure the safety of your workers, but prevent damage to your equipment as well.

Potholes or sinkholes-If employees or guests were to drive over these hazards, they could become injured as a result. Many times, potholes and sinkholes are difficult to spot, which is why you should place safety barriers around them as a warning.

These are only a few of the places where safety barriers could be useful. Here at Bluff Manufacturing, we have a huge selection of safety barriers to suit a variety of needs. Contact us today to find out more.