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3 easy ways to improve warehouse safety

Warehouse safety is a top priority for any business. A safe warehouse not only protects employees and assets but also has a significant impact on a facility's return on investment (ROI).

Here are three key safety measures that can increase your warehouse safety: warehouse protection guardrails, racking protectors, and warehouse safety bollards.

1. Warehouse Protection Guardrails

Warehouse Safety Guardrails | A-SAFE Warehouse Protection

Warehouse protection guardrails and barriers are often the first line of defense when it comes to warehouse safety. These robust structures serve many purposes, making them indispensable in a warehouse setting.

Asset protection

One of the primary functions of warehouse safety guardrails is to safeguard valuable assets within the facility. Modern warehouses use expensive machinery and move high-value inventory. Accidental collisions with forklifts or other equipment in operation can result in costly damage. A-SAFE polymer guardrails reduce the risk of such incidents and preserve your investments.

Employee safety

Ensuring the safety of warehouse personnel is a top priority. A-SAFE’s warehouse safety barriers and guardrails play a crucial role in creating a clear separation between pedestrian walkways and vehicle routes. This significantly reduces the risk of accidents, providing peace of mind for both employees and management.


Having highly visible warehouse protection guardrails shows that you are serious about warehouse safety, which can change your employees' behaviour. A-SAFE’s polymer safety barriers are designed to be highly visible, preventing accidents by ensuring that vehicles and personnel have a clear understanding of where they should be operating.

2. Rack protectors

Warehouse RackGuard | A-SAFE Warehouse Protection

Racking systems serve as the foundation for storage and inventory management. Protecting these assets is essential to maintaining warehouse efficiency and reducing long-term costs.

Prevent collisions

Polymer rack protectors are designed to provide a buffer zone around racking systems. This buffer zone reduces the likelihood of damage caused by forklifts and other heavy machinery. By preventing collisions, rack protectors help extend the life of your racking systems, keeping them structurally sound and functional.

Long-term savings

Without proper protection, racks are susceptible to damage. This can lead to costly repairs or even the need for complete replacement. A-SAFE’s rack protectors offer a cost-effective solution that achieves ROI in as little as 18 months.

Continued efficiency

Unprotected racks are not only prone to damage but can also become unstable over time. This instability can lead to reduced storage capacity, extended downtime and operational inefficiencies. Polymer rack protectors maintain the efficiency and reliability of your storage solutions, ensuring that your facility operates at peak performance.

By investing in racking protection, you not only protect your assets but also maximize your warehouse's efficiency. This can lead to increased productivity, shorter lead times, and better customer satisfaction, improving your facility's ROI.

You can also take preventative measures by installing A-SAFE’s real-time impact tracking system RackEye. RackEye detects impacts to your racking and alerts you automatically if attention is required, this means that you can see everything as it happens and take measures to reduce future impacts.

3. Warehouse safety bollards

Warehouse Safety Bollards | A-SAFE Warehouse Protection

Bollards serve a variety of purposes in enhancing warehouse safety. These unassuming structures are indispensable for maintaining a safe and well-organized warehouse environment.

Traffic control

Warehouse safety bollards help direct the flow of traffic within your facility. They ensure that vehicles and pedestrians stay in their designated areas, reducing the risk of accidents and collisions. By controlling traffic, bollards contribute to the overall safety and organization of the warehouse.

Building protection

Your warehouse's structural elements, such as walls and columns, are valuable assets that require their own protection. Strategically placed polymer safety bollards can safeguard these structures from accidental damage caused by moving equipment or vehicles.

Emergency response

In the event of an emergency, such as a fire or evacuation, warehouse safety bollards play a vital role in guiding employees to exits and assembly points. Their high visibility and strategic placement ensure that everyone can navigate the facility quickly and safely during critical situations.

Installing warehouse safety bollards is a proactive measure that not only prevents accidents and property damage but also enhances emergency preparedness.

Warehouse safety barriers increasing ROI

Investing in health and safety in warehouses isn’t just about creating a safe working environment – it’s a smart business decision. Safety barriers boost warehouse health and safety and ROI by reducing maintenance costs, decreasing downtime, lowering insurance premiums and enhancing productivity.

Safety barriers act as a defense against impacts, meaning that you won’t need to pay for costly repairs and maintenance. A-SAFE’s polymer barriers add an extra line of defense, being able to flex and return to their original shape and position means that A-SAFE barriers can take multiple impacts, further increasing ROI.

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