Good Companies Invest in Safety Barriers
The safety conditions in a specific workplace can only be improved when a thorough assessment of the various factors that affect the overall work practices of each person who works in it is made. It should be taken into consideration that the culture of each company or organization is the prime determinant if measures undertaken will indeed do anything to make these workplaces safer than they used to be.
There are times when some business considerations push companies to compromise the safety of their employees. However, it should be understood that when a company prioritizes business survival over the welfare of its employees then there is something wrong with how the company is managed.
Companies should always thrive to achieve a balance between the welfare of its employees and its own survival. In the pursuit of this balance, companies would need to invest on workplace safety supplies such as barriers and other industrial tools and equipment which are designed to help keep the workplace safe for everybody.
There are different kinds of safety barrier which companies can make use of depending on the type of work area in which they will be installed. However, most of these barriers are bolted into place so as to facilitate quick and easy replacement the moment that they are damaged or no longer suitable for use. Bolting barriers into place lessens installation cost in the long run. For added visibility, companies are required by law to only install orange-coloured barriers.
While the designs and styles of these barriers may be different from on manufacturer to another, the measurements and dimensions of most barriers have already been standardized by law. Examples of such are:
1. Twin Channel Heavy Barriers – has to be bolted in place and should be 750 millimetres high.
2. Twin-Channel Barriers w/ steel pedestrian handrails – also bolted in place with a total height of 1100 millimetres.
3. Armco Galvanized Steel Safety Barrier – also bolted in place with a standard height of 750 millimetres
4. Safety Barriers w/ tapered ends – usually installed with flat or flush front face railings and has a standard height of 750 millimetres.
5. Welded Tubular Barrier w/ rounded ends – this barrier offers maximum safety because it is fully welded to have rounder corners; it has a standard height of 500 millimetres.
6. Medium-duty safety barrier – has height ranging from 450-750 millimetres and has to be bolted into place; such barriers can either be twin-channelled or single-channelled depending on the type of application to which it is used for.
Apart from the actual procurement of these workplace safety supplies, companies also need to make sure that immediate medical attention can be given to their employees during the whole time that they are on-duty.