Support safer work environments with pallet safety gates
Pallet safety gates are essential when installing a mezzanine floor for storage as it enables the safe loading and unloading of products and materials without having any exposed edges. They have been specifically designed to eliminate hazards when moving pallets from one level to another, and depending on space and how the products or materials will be loaded will impact which pallet gate is best suited.
We offer bespoke pallet safety gate designs to ensure you can provide a safe working environment and ensuring your safety gate fits the exact measurements of your mezzanine leaving no room for error.
Why choose a safety or pallet gate?
Safety is paramount if you have an exposed edge on a mezzanine or other platform in a building where your workforce will be working at height.
Pallet or safety gates have been specifically designed to ensure while carrying out the relevant activity that operatives are protected from the load falling, but also once being unloaded that there is no time at which the edge will be exposed. This is important as potentially cheaper solutions like sliding barriers rely on individuals being diligent in closing them.
You should also always ensure that your selected solution meets HSE regulations, Building Regulations, and offers maximum safety for your team.
Safety or pallet gate sizes
Safety or pallet gates generally come in standard sizes:
- UK Pallet 1200mm x 1100mm
- Euro Pallet 1200mm x 800mm
Bespoke sizes of pallet safety gates can be made to measure to fit your mezzanine. Talk to one of the team if you have any specific requirements and we will be able advise on the best solution.
Selecting your pallet gate
The type of safety pallet gate you decide on will depend on the size and height of your pallets, to ensure the operatives are properly protected. Please talk to one of the team about the best pallet gate for your exposed edge.
Up and Over Pallet Gates
Up and Over pallet gates the operative simply pulls the pallet gate down to open the external loading edge, the pallet is then placed on the floor by a forklift truck. The pallet gate ensures the operative waiting to receive the goods is protected by a barrier until the load is stable. At this point the gate can now be pushed back down closing the external edge and allowing access to the goods.
Bi-swing or Double Door Mezzanine Safety Gates
Bi-Swing or double-door safety pallet gates are ideal for higher pallets. The spring-loaded gates move back into position to restore edge protection as soon as the pallet has been moved away from the loading area.
Floor or Wear Plates
When purchasing a safety or pallet gate we recommend including an aluminium chequer wear plate to protect your floor and ensure pallets do not catch on floor edges when loading on off-loading.
We offer a supply and fit service on all our pallet gates, please talk to one of the team about installation. Our team has extensive experience in helping customers to choose the right pallet gate for their mezzanine.
For help or to order a pallet gate for your mezzanine floor, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you further.
Discuss your needs with one of our experts.
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