Stopping a 4500 kg forklift truck moving at speeds of up to 4 mph, the heavy-duty Dok-Guardian Safety Barrier from Caljan Rite-Hite effectively protects your employees and your equipment with little or no damage to the barrier itself.
Vacant loading docks create a dangerous drop of more than one meter. The Dok-Guardian safety barrier effectively barricades this opening, preventing dock personnel – and in particular those driving fork lift trucks – from falling over the edge.
The brutality of this dangerous drop-off is often recognised only after it is too late and a serious accident has happened.Unfortunately the number of people killed each year in the UK falling from vehicles and moving equipment has risen during the last three years by 50%. Additionally, 52 people were critically injured in 2008/9 in connection with forklift truck accidents (source: HSC national statistics).
Pulled manually across vacant loading docks, the Dok-Guardian is a simple, easy-to-use safety solution for almost any loading dock. The barrier itself is made of PVC-coated fibreglass mesh, bound with bright yellow, heavy-duty, polyester restraint straps. When not in use, the safety barrier retracts inside steel wardens, which also serve to protect the door tracks from being knocked and damaged.
During hot, summer months, the safety barrier can be used instead of the dock door, allowing fresh air to circulate whilst shielding employees from any risk.
Safety & Health Expo, 11-15 May, NEC Birmingham – Stand No. S25
For further information please visit us at Safety & Health Expo, or contact National Business Development Manager Mark Oldham on tel 07970 454962.