Using Bollards in Warehouses for Safety

When you work in or own a warehouse, you know that there are unique challenges when making sure the place is safe and conducive to a productive workspace.  For example, you have to make sure that all doorways are marked and protected against a vehicle misjudging the width of the door, so that if they accidentally veer off course, the walls or the building itself won’t be damaged.

There are other reasons for using bollards in warehouses, as well. If you’re looking for ways to make your building a little bit safer, using bollards is a great way to do just that.

Protect Machinery and Workers

Bollards can be used to protect heavy machinery, so that in-warehouse vehicles like forklifts don’t hit the machines on accident. In addition to helping mitigate the possibility of machinery damage due to a vehicle collision, they also increase visibility of machines, so that if someone is absentmindedly walking through the warehouse, they won’t accidentally walk into a machine that has moving parts.


Installing bollards in front of machinery is a great way to protect not only the machinery itself, but the workers within the building. Don’t get stuck with a situation that could have been mitigated—use a bollard to alert vehicles and people of an obstacle in their path.

Increase Visibility

In addition to protecting machinery and workers, installing bollards within and around a warehouse can increase visibility and alert people of obstacles in their paths. For instance, they are often used near loading dock doors, which is helpful for deliveries if it is dark outside, since reflective tape can help drivers spot where the door openings are a lot easier.

This can help prevent buildings and other supplies within the warehouse from being damaged due to someone not seeing something soon enough.

Bollards are usually available in a number of different sizes and colors, so you’ll be able to find something suitable for your specific space and needs. If you want permanent security and visibility options, you can use surface mounted bollards, but if you want something more temporary, you can choose removable, lockable bollards.

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SUGAR LAND–November 6, 2015–Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)–The controversial Keystone XL (KXL) international crude-oil pipeline by TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) (Calgary, Alberta) has been in the news twice this week, as the company sought to have its U.S. federal regulatory review paused, then again when that request was rejected. The 500,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) pipeline has been protested by environmental groups, and the arguments against the project have been repeated in most every other protest against pipeline development across the continent.

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