Crash guard protection :
A crash guard system helps prevent accidents and protects the operators and safeguards forklift operations. Dor and Dok crash guard shall now prevent the accidents and damages of the loading bay with the door, dockleveller and facade as well as the vehicles. It protects the operators on the dockleveller and in front of it. When no truck is in the loading bay, the crash guard is automatically in its top position, i.e. it stands 400 – 500mm above the dock leveller. If the door is opened while no truck is docked at the loading bay, the crash guard serves as a barrier and as a run-off-protection. This keeps a forklift from falling off the dock.
Operator safety in front of the dockleveller – should a person be standing between the dock and the truck while it drives backwards – the crash-guard provides to the person a survival space between the dockleveller and the truck. It protects the facade – because the crash-guard is wider than the doorway and because the crash-beam extends continuously from right to left, the truck will always be stopped by the dor and dok crash guard during the docking procedure; this is true even if the truck docks eccentrically.
During the docking procedure at the loading bay the truck can easily drive beyond the ramp and run into the door. This is perfectly prevented by the dor and dok crash guard, because the dor and dok crash guard can be adjusted to the required height.However, the lighting of the vehicles in many cases is located in that area and as a result the lighting frequently is damaged, thereby jeopardizing road safety. The dor and dok crash guard is placed above the ramp edge and thus eliminates such damage while at the same time saving cost and improving road safety.
Flexible impact guard rail Systems :
Flexible guardrail slows down forklift impacts and returns back to its original state. This not only reduces repair and maintenance cost on both the guardrail and the forklift, but also provides a less stressful collision for the driver. With a steel guardrail, all of the energy from an impact is released all at once through the forklift, the railing, and the lag bolts holding the railing in. The sudden release of energy often causes damage to your lift, your concrete floor and requires that the guardrail section be replaced. However with flexible guardrail, the impact forces are slowed down by the flex of the rail and dissipates through the internal layers of the rails core materials.
Single rail systems :
Double rail systems :
Compared to single high guardrail, double rail is used to protect machinery and equipment from larger impacts such as those from faster moving forklifts. The additional height that is gained from the second level of protection is beneficial in case of collisions with vehicles that may tip due to having a higher center point of gravity. They also provide a larger surface area for the impact which helps disperse the energy forces resulting in less damage to guardrail, the forklift and the floor substrate.
- Keep pedestrians out of forklift traffic and dock areas
- Prevent injury from falling off raised platforms
- Enhance exterior landscape while guiding pedestrians on correct pathways