One of the keys to creating an efficient and productive workplace is by controlling the flow of traffic. City streets and public highways are regulated by traffic laws, stop lights, stop signs, speed limit signs and other safety equipment in order to maintain order and minimize accidents. That same type of control can be applied to your workplace.
While there may not be a flow of cars and trucks across your warehouse or work yard floor, other vehicles such as forklifts, golf carts, power jacks and even manual pallet jacks pose a potential collision of crushing danger if not properly supervised and managed. One of the best ways to get your employees to follow the pathways you determine is to use traffic control equipment.
Slow Down Traffic, Increase Safety
For example, something as simple as traffic cones could be used to indicate areas where power equipment should not be used, such as places with narrow passage ways or delicate inventory. Chain barricades can be used to designate areas where employees are allowed to walk so that they won’t be in danger of being run over by equipment operators.
Even speed bumps can be installed to create slow zones or to prevent operators from going to fast. Speed bumps are now available in a variety of heights and materials — including some that are made from 100% recycled plastics — so that you can help protect the environment while promoting workplace safety.
Improve Efficiency with Safety Equipment
In outside areas, drum barricades, traffic barricades, flashing signals and even traffic signs can be used to control the flow of traffic and increase the efficiency of your pickups and deliveries. First-time visitors to your facility may not be familiar with where to go or how to navigate your loading dock, so this type of safety equipment can be helpful in getting them to understand your expectations without having to spend unnecessary time and energy speaking with them face-to-face.
Safety equipment can even be used to beef up security in your facility, especially if you have been experiencing an increase in employee theft. Items such as gates, barrier posts and barricades can be used to control the flow of people in and out of your warehouse or manufacturing facility so that security personnel can assure that nothing unauthorized is going out the back door.
Bahrns offers a wide variety of safety equipment at affordable prices. Whether you are looking for heavy duty A-frame traffic barricades or simple dinleator posts, you can find everything you need right here.