Structures from Excess Space Solutions keep warehouse workers safeDecember 31, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Employers are required to take the appropriate measures to keep workers safe in all areas of a workplace, including warehouses, which can pose a number of hazards to workers, from storage system collapses, to slips, trips and falls. That is why it is important that storage structures are provided by experienced and trusted manufacturers, such as Excess Space Solutions (ESS).
ESS designs and fabricates mezzanines, wire mesh partitions, prefabricated buildings and much more. They are used for a wide variety of applications in facilities ranging from offices and warehouses, to mines and industrial plants. These structures offer a number of safety features that will help protect workers.
Structures that keep workers safe
The Ontario Ministry of Labour provides information on warehouse hazards and best practices for keeping workers safe. According to the ministry, some of the dangers involved with storage systems include: falling materials, lift truck collisions that damage the structure, and partial or total failure of the storage system.
ESS provides custom mezzanines that will help protect workers from these hazards. For instance, these mezzanines have hand railings and kick plates installed on all exposed edges. To offer sufficient strength, they are made entirely from structural steel. The columns are HSS and the deck is supported by structural steel channel and I-beams. To ensure workers do not slip and fall, the stair treads and mezzanine decking are available with a checker plate finish.
Another danger that workers may face is dealing with hazardous materials. ESS offers the ideal solution for these applications. The company’s modular containment enclosures feature spill containment flooring, and the fibreglass construction will stand up to the most corrosive chemicals. They are also available with explosion-proof electrical fixtures and ventilation systems.
In addition, Excess Space Solutions also offers modular wire mesh partitions that are used to meet a wide variety of safety requirements.
Most workplace injuries and fatalities can be prevented. Getting safe, reliable and expertly designed structures from Excess Space Solutions is a great place to start. For more information, contact Excess Space Solutions.