Pedestrian protection in the workplace

Reduce accident risk, safeguard operations, and save lives with world-class pedestrian protection from A-SAFE

Protect your people

Injuries and incidents
Injuries and incidents

In the U.S., forklifts were the source of 79 work-related deaths and the 8,140 nonfatal injuries that involved days away from work in 2019.

Stacked goods accidents
Stacked goods accidents

Stacked bulk goods can fall from height onto walkways, causing severe injury or death to anyone caught below.


Penalties for negligence are severe and can include fines and criminal prosecution for the individuals responsible.

Making the safest workplaces for your people

Choosing the right barrier

Choosing the right barrier

Vehicle weight and speed, impact height, and angle of impact are just some of the factors to consider when choosing guardrails that are fit for purpose. Our safety experts will guide you through the process and ensure the barriers we supply provide the right level of protection from vehicles on your site.

Using gates to improve pedestrian safety

Self-closing swing gates encourage people to stop and look for traffic or other hazards before stepping beyond the safety of walkways. Discover how A-SAFE safety gates can form part of your tailored safety solution.

Planning and protecting walkways

Planning and protecting walkways

Walkways should follow desire lines as closely as possible to discourage pedestrians from taking shortcuts. Safety barriers should be installed to define walkway boundaries and protect against straying vehicles. Contact our safety specialists for expert advice on planning walkways in your facility.

PAS 13: your guide to pedestrian safety

PAS 13 is an independent global benchmark for the installation and testing of workplace guardrails. It was produced by the British Standards Institution in partnership with leading international companies including Nestlé, Mars, and DHL. Learn more about PAS 13 pedestrian safety best practice.

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Trusted by the world’s leading companies

Why choose polymer pedestrian protection?

No floor damage
No floor damage

Flexible industrial polymer and patented engineering absorbs and disperses impact forces to protect fixings and prevent floor damage.

Save on repairs
Save on repairs

Engineered with built-in memory to flex and fully recover from impacts, unique polymer design protects against costly barrier and vehicle damage.

Save on maintenance
Save on maintenance

Self-colored, non-corrosive and UV protected, advanced polymer guardrails stay visible, do not rust and never need painting, saving you time and money.

Why Choose A-SAFE?

End-to-end process

End-to-end process

Unrivalled quality means owning every aspect of the development and production process. Our products are designed, developed, manufactured and tested in the UK at our state-of-the-art innovation and production facilities in Elland, West Yorkshire.

Tested and certified performance

A-SAFE products are tested to the rigorous standards of BSI PAS 13, the global code of practice for testing the impact resilience of workplace safety barriers. Furthermore, conformity to PAS 13 is independently inspected and certified by TUV Nord - one of the world’s most respected independent test houses.

Leading the world in polymer innovation

Since inventing the world’s first industrial polymer guardrail in 2001, we have not stood still. We are constantly innovating and enhancing products to make workplaces safer and more efficient.

Scientifically engineered safety

From the triple-layer strength and flexibility of our revolutionary Memaplex™ material to our patented Energy Absorption System, every A-SAFE pedestrian guardrail has been engineered by our polymer scientists to deliver the ultimate performance in the toughest industrial environments.

Discover how A-SAFE can help protect your people

Contact our safety experts today for your free, no-obligation consultation

"The safety of our people is the main goal for the Nestlé Company worldwide. For the group, one accident is too many. A-SAFE brought us tailor-made solutions that can be adapted to each specific case in our factories."
Regional Supply Chain Director, Nestlé
"I don’t know of any other barrier that exists on the market that meets the testing regime that A-SAFE does."
Steff Williams, Director of Safety, Sonoco Europe
"We are more than happy to invest a lot in A-SAFE because it guarantees high protection for our employees here at the facility."
Martin Ward, Facility Technician, Combilift

Success stories

Combilift protects new facility with A-SAFE polymer safety guardrails
Sonoco sets new benchmark for safety at recycling facility with A-SAFE and PAS 13
Protection and segregation routes for home retailer’s manufacturing centre

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