When you design a steel mezzanine, you have a lot of options to pick out. But, one of the most important is that of the safety gate. This gate protects your employees and ensures that they can safely move pallet racks, containers and other loads onto the mezzanine without risk of fall.
While looking at safety gate options, you will have a few different types to choose from:
- Actuated Spring Loaded Gates – These help push the pallet load forward with a forklift at the mezzanine’s height. Then the spring loaded bars close around the sides of it, preventing access to the mezzanines edge.
- Pivot Safety Gates for Loading and Unloading Points – These help pallet racks enter into the loading platform, then the guard rail lowers after exiting. The opposite side is then available for the forklift. This protects workers from below by preventing pallet racks from falling down.
- Overhead Roller Safety Gates – As the outer gate is opened, the inner gate is locked. Then this works vice-versa on the other way. It makes it safer for loading and unloading operations.
- Tri Side Safety Gates – As the edge gate is opened, the inside floor gate closes to create a three-sided enclosure. Once the load is placed and moved away, the inside gate is then opened for access.
If you are installing a steel mezzanine in your warehouse, do not discount the potential of a safety gate. With so many types and options to choose from, contact MSS Houston for tips on picking the perfect one to keep your load and your employees as safe as possible.