Barrier keeps Coles safe

Barrier Security Products of Geelong is installing a specially designed safety product aimed at separating busy forklift traffic from pedestrian activity across seven Coles stores within Australia.

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Barrier Security Products of Geelong is installing a specially designed safety product aimed at separating busy forklift traffic from pedestrian activity across seven Coles stores within Australia.

The AUD1 million contract, secured in July last year, will be completed by September 2008 and incorporates a fully modular design capable of being built and repaired on site.

“The design involves using an outwardly facing 200mm high by 6mm thick galvanised channel to trap the fork tines and prevent them deflecting up and into the pedestrian traffic,” explains Barrier Security Products business development manager John Watts.

He tells Forkliftaction.com News that unlike conventional barrier products, the system can be installed using basic hand tools without any oxy cutting or welding required.

According to Watts, the company is designing a range of impact absorbing barriers for another major retailer’s distribution centre which will have wide applications throughout the logistics industry.

“We are constantly developing new products, and specialise in forklift separation barriers, machinery guarding, barriers for asset protection, visual warning signs and vehicle control.”

This article first appeared on www.forkliftaction.com.au