Machinery guarding specialists Sponmech Safety Systems Ltd have installed ‘Access Budget Safety Fencing’ into 3 major UK distribution warehouses and manufacturing plants in the last year alone.
The manufacturing industry is seeing an ever growing increase in safety risk assessments carried out which require humans to be kept separate from manufacturing processes. In addition, the increasing use of robotic labour instead of human labour in manufacturing production is subject to strict laws and safety legislation; each of these robotic systems needs to be guarded.
What's the solution?
Perimeter safety fencing is used to separate restricted or ‘unsafe’ areas from access-allowed or ‘safe areas’.
The ‘Access Budget’ range is a modular safety fencing system which is highly recommended for safety in logistics projects and warehouse partitioning.
Three of Sponmech’s biggest clients who invested in this product in the last 12 months are Nestlé, Jaguar Cars (through DURR Ltd) and Toyota.
Perimeter Safety Fencing components at Jaguar Cars
"Safety Fencing as far as the eye can see for restricted access areas” would best describe one of Sponmech’s latest fencing projects at Jaguar Cars for Durr Limited.
-2020mm high 40x40 box adjustable posts.
-20x20 box panels with 40x40x3 welded mesh.
-Meta top fixing brackets.
-Special Jaguar access doors with signage, special door locks with quick exit & door closer units.
Access Budget Safety Fencing at Jaguar Cars Ltd, from Sponmech Safety Systems Ltd
Typically, guards carry out two main functions; they prevent people from accessing the danger area and containment i.e. they prevent emission of machinery parts or liquid spillage, fumes etc, from within the protected area. In order to validate the design and construction of guards in line with the ISO 14120 standard and their application in situations in which there is a need to prevent access from outside the danger area and/or contain ejections from within the danger area, impact load tests need to be carried out.
Impact crash tests for Access Budget Safety Fencing Systems have shown that a 90KG weight can be smashed against the front and inside of the guarding to ensure that the fencing can withstand the impact forces (which it can) and this is in compliance with ISO 14120. Not all competitor products in the UK can achieve this standard so it is vital that you check with your supplier beforehand.
Access guards are fitted with 14120 captive screw kits which have passed all tests and can resist to impacts both from the outside and the inside of the danger area up to 2500 Joules.
Perimeter Safety Fencing at Nestlé, UK
In 2015 Sponmech won a huge contract with Nestlé UK for the safety improvements to their logistic warehouse in York. The project was a combination of guarding made up of 50% Access Budget Safety Fencing. Nestlé specifically noted a demand for Sponmech’s top quality, high strength perimeter guarding for the other 50%, which was used in heavy trafficked areas.
Warehouse Safety Fencing installed at Nestle UK, from Sponmech Safety Systems Ltd
Cost effective guarding solutions
Sponmech Safety Systems continue to develop products that help to solve industrial safety problems in the workplace, at an affordable cost and in a way that makes guarding an asset to machinery, not a hindrance to production.
“Sponmech offer cost effective guarding solutions to help businesses in manufacturing and engineering solve machine safety problems. For some companies it’s about making a budget go a long way and that’s why we introduced the Access Budget Safety Fencing Range to the UK market in 2015.” (David Sheppard, Managing Director).
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