The main advantage of a mezzanine floor is that it helps to increase the floor space/storage space of a company/factory significantly, in a very cost-effective way. It can be constructed quickly, and there is no need for a full planning permission as well. However, when you are planning a mezzanine floor, you need to ensure that it meets the safety regulations. Installing fall protection guardrails and toe boards at the edge of the mezzanine floor will ensure the safety of the workers accessing the floor.
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) compliant mezzanine gates provide for the complete enclosure of the mezzanine floor. This helps to add to the safety of the workers. Also, a mezzanine safety gate allows for the easy fork-lifting of materials from a lower platform to a higher one. A mezzanine safety gate can be customized for automatic or manual operations.
Horizontal Opening Mezzanine Safety Gate
The 42-inch safety gate, with a 4-inch toe board, and a mid-rail, is ideal, for an area where the vertical clearance space is limited. It can be set up for manual or automatic operation. Available are options such as wireless control, activation sensors, and warning horn. If you choose the automatic operation, the gate will be closed automatically after the products have been delivered to the mezzanine. A timer or an activation device is used for this purpose. Horizontal mezzanine safety gates are ideal for warehousing, pallet racking, and packaging and picking areas. Stainless steel finish and the powder coat safety yellow protect the gate from corrosion.
Vertical Opening Mezzanine Safety Gate
This 42-inch safety gate, with a 4-inch toe board, and a mid-rail, is ideal, for an area where the horizontal clearance space is limited. Sliding the gate up and down is pretty easy via manual operation. If you opt for the automatic operation, it works pretty much the same way the horizontal mezzanine safety gate works. The gate will automatically open for the fork-lifted product to be stored in the mezzanine and then closes automatically as well. Automatic operation ensures that the gate will be closed once the operation is completed. The vertical mezzanine safety gate is also available in pneumatic with electrical activation/full pneumatic as well.
Mini Dual Mezzanine Safety Gate
A Dual Safety Gate System means one gate is always closed and OSHA compliant fall protection is in place. When the inner gate closes the outer gate opens allowing access for the forklift. Once pallet has been placed in the loading zone, the inner gate can be opened, automatically closing outer gate to allow safe access to pallet.
We have the Mini and Mega dual safety gates that allow you to receive single pallets or multiple pallets as your needs dictate. Features of both gates include:
- Prevents falls from elevated access loading points while transferring material loads.
- Meets OSHA 1910.23(c).
- Counteracting gates & rail sections create a safe zone for loading/unloading areas.
- When inside gate is opened by worker, outside gate automatically closes.
Mega Dual Mezzanine Safety Gate
What makes the Mega Dual Mezzanine Safety Gate unique is that you can protect single or multiple pallet loading areas simultaneously. Ranges vary from loading zone dimensions of 60″ x 59″ all the way to 100″ x 169″. The Mega Dual Mezzanine Safety gate allows you to maintain a fully contained loading area to protect employees who are working on top of an elevated surfaces such as mezzanines and platforms.