As companies look to maximize existing space within their facilities, many are installing mezzanines to create additional storage space or work areas.
While mezzanines provide an effective solution for increasing square footage, they also present a potentially hazardous situation when it comes to the loading and unloading of materials at the edge of the mezzanine.
Fall handrails and gates are required around the edges of the mezzanine. These gates need to be open during the loading and unloading process creating the potential for a serious or even fatal injury in the event of an accidental fall.
To help address this potentially fatal situation, Rite-Hite Barrier Systems introduces the Gatekeeper Mezzanine Safety Gate. The reciprocating barrier design creates a controlled access area. It allows workers to safely load and unload from the edge of a mezzanine platform.
Here’s how it works.
After a pallet is loaded onto the mezzanine a worker on top of the mezzanine will open the GateKeeper and remove the material from the work zone. During this time the gate is securely in position on the outside edge of the mezzanine. After loading or unloading is complete the gate is closed to allow the forklift to remove any items in the work zone. Some additional features include the safety latch which presents a worker from raising the gate from inside the works zone.
The exclusive link bar design insures that both gates always work in unison without relying on chains or cables that are used on other mezzanine gates
The unique toe board design prevents material from accidentally being pushed off the top of the mezzanine down to a lower level . Guarded track and three inch nylon rollers with sealed precision bearings provide for smooth and maintenance free activation.
In addition the GateKeeper meets ANSI standard MH 28.3 2009 stating that gates that swing open slide open or lift out leaving an unprotected opening in the guarding are not acceptable.
Available in multiple sizes the GateKeeper is designed to create a safe working environment on your mezzanine. In addition an optional powered unit allows for easier operation of larger units.
The Gatekeeper Mezzanine Safety Gate. Another safety solution from Rite-Hite Barrier Systems.