Fall Protection Case Studies
Our industrial safety gates have been installed in thousands of material handling, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Learn about how our safety gate designs operate in industrial facilities by reading some of our case studies below. If you have further questions or want to discuss a specific application, contact us and we will help you find the best system for your needs.
A worldwide chemical company audits each of its production sites every few years, and as part of the audits, a survey of safety and operations is conducted. Within the facility, 35 areas that needed safety gates were identified; each area had its own unique process and space limitations so fall protection solutions were designed for each area.
A large, multi-level distribution center wanted to equip our Roly® safety gates with technology to interact with the AGVs that were loading and unloading material to pallet drop areas on elevated work platforms.
A rack manufacturer's customer was starting to build a large new distribution center, in which employees would pick from full pallets within a multi-level pick module. To ensure fall protection, the rack manufacturer knew safety gates should be built into the structure, and asked us to provide safety gates for several pick modules planned for the distribution center.
As facilities grow larger, there are pallet drop areas where space is limited for employees and product. Often these pallet drop areas are integrated with conveyors, walkways, hoppers or other obstructions. The lack of space seemingly takes away the ability for safety systems to be installed; but safety is a necessity.
Docks and material handling operations vary widely from facility to facility - large grocery stores often have dock areas to get their daily deliveries, with material coming from their separate distribution centers or individual suppliers. Our customer, a national grocery store chain, had different environments for their distribution centers and stores. The grocer had multiple applications that used lifts in their dock operations, so our engineering team had to really dig into the ways each lift was being used to create the right fall protection safety equipment.
One of our long time customers, a food-based company, was changing its production processes in a mixing area and needed to ensure the right safety gates were installed. In this application, employees work on elevated decks with pallet loads of ingredients, opening the material and dumping it into a hopper.
We work with many material handling distributors. One partner had a customer that used a scissor lift to move totes to an elevated platform that was located in an area in which overhead beams drastically reduced the height in the area where the totes were dropped. The application posed some challenges due to the height restrictions, and the distributor reached out to see if we could provide a safety gate for that area.