Enhancing Workplace Safety: Safety Features in Industrial Doors

Thu, Sep 21, 2023


When it comes to industrial plants, manufacturing sites and distribution facilities, workplace safety is absolutely paramount.

At Cheshire Industrial Doors, we provide the highest quality industrial doors with the latest safety features to provide superior protection against harm from all industrial doors and other risk factors. In this article, we’ll guide you through the safety features of various industrial doors to ensure that you make the best possible decision for your application.

Industrial sectional doors

Industrial sectional doors are an excellent choice for industrial facilities that want to optimise space, whether you choose our vertically operated doors or high lift doors which allow maximum loading space both in front of and behind the door. As a result, sectional overhead doors are an extremely popular choice for the likes of distribution facilities, warehouses and manufacturing plants. However, safety considerations must be prioritised to ensure employee welfare and to avoid any harm.

Whether you choose to operate your industrial doors manually or automatically, safety considerations are absolutely paramount. Safety features that come as standard with our industrial sectional doors include finger trap prevention, cable break protection, spring break devices and sensor monitors to ensure that your employees are always working to the highest safety standards.

Following Brexit, a new conformity mark (UKCA) has been introduced in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) to replace the CE mark.

Designed and built to meet the latest UKCA standards, we recognise the importance of providing superior safety features. Our compliance with HSE’s regulations ensures that any hazards associated with power operated doors are minimised whilst our 24/7 emergency engineer service ensures that any faults or hazardous events are dealt with immediately.

Fast-action industrial doors

Fast-action industrial doors are excellent for industrial applications where productivity and security are of the utmost importance. Their design is centred on achieving lightning-fast operational speeds to improve operational efficiency, temperature, and clinical control, along with security as standard. Whilst this is desirable for companies using fast-action industrial doors, the speed in which they operate can lead to safety risks.

At Cheshire Industrial Doors, we ensure that these safety risks are minimised thanks to our 30+ years of experience and engineering expertise.  Our fast-action industrial doors are 100% safe, with no moving parts to ensure safety for pedestrians and mobile traffic alike. Additionally, our self-repairing system ensures that after a door has been impacted by traffic, it will automatically reset itself and get ready for action. This ensures that your site is managed at all times and removes safety concerns of unauthorised personnel accessing your site.

Fast-action doors are often exposed to extreme weather conditions. That’s why we’ve designed ours to withstand winds of up to 160 kph whilst still accepting impacts from forklifts and mobile traffic. Ensuring that your employees are kept safe whilst maintaining operational efficiency.

If you’d like to find out more about the safety features of our industrial doors, our friendly team is here to guide you. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 03334 050 530 or tap the button below!

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