Even when used in conjunction with a site-specific risk assessment, this system still relies on operators remembering to slide the bars back after use and potentially leaves employees working in this area vulnerable.
Current Health and Safety Work at Height Regulations require the employer to take all reasonable measures to safeguard personnel from falls from height.
We strongly recommend that for all current installations customers use a safety pallet gate which ensures that there is never an exposed edge on the mezzanine floor. We would also advise any existing sites to seriously consider replacing sliding rails with a safer option.
Advantage offer two models of safety pallet gate – the ‘up and over’ model and a bi-swing spring-loaded gate. Both are pictured above below the main image.
Standard sizes are ideal for typically 1200 x 1000mm pallets with the up-and-over gates accommodating loads up to 1500mm high.