Forklifts are a common sight in warehouses, factories and construction sites. They are used to lift heavy objects and transport them to different locations. However, when it comes to safety, forklifts can pose a significant risk if not used properly. That’s where safety forklift access safety cages come in.
In the UK, there are regulations in place to ensure that forklift access safety cages are used correctly to protect workers and ensure safety. These regulations cover everything from the design and construction of cages to their use and maintenance.
Forklift access safety cages are used to protect workers who are working at heights, such as when staging materials on high shelves or loading and unloading trucks. The cages are attached to the forklift and provide a secure and stable platform for workers to stand on while they work.
One of the key regulations in the UK for forklift access safety cages is the requirement for CE marking. CE marking is a requirement for all products that are sold in the European Economic Area (EEA). It indicates that the product meets certain health, safety and environmental protection standards. At Lowe stillages and cages, we are proud to be CE accredited, offering customers customised, long-lasting solutions for material handling and storage needs. Our products are stackable, versatile, and designed to optimise your storage space while meeting your safety requirements. With us, you can trust in the quality of our products.
Another regulation concerns the design and construction of forklift access safety cages. They must be designed to be strong, stable and secure, and must be able to withstand the forces that are likely to be exerted on them during normal use. They must also be fitted with appropriate safety features, such as guardrails and handrails, to prevent falls.
There are also regulations in place for the use and maintenance of forklift access safety cages. Employers must ensure that workers are properly trained to use the cages that are used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. They must also be regularly inspected and maintained to ensure they remain safe and effective to use.
Bespoke stillages and cages are custom designed to suit all project specifications. If you have a specific requirement, our design team can create a bespoke solution that meets your needs. Bespoke designs can be created for all types of stillages and cages, including A-frames, trolleys and handling equipment.
When selecting forklift access safety cages, it’s important to consider the materials used as well as their size and weight capacity. Stackable stillages and cages can also be a good option, as they allow for efficient use of space in the warehouse or storage area.
The UK implements regulations to guarantee the safe usage of forklift access safety cages, which include regulations on the design, construction, usage and maintenance of the cages. When selecting stillages and cages, it is crucial to consider factors such as the materials utilised, size and weight capacity, as well as the potential need for a customised solution that meets the particular requirements of the project. Here at Lowe Stillages and Cages, we are committed to providing safe and reliable forklift access safety cages that comply with the UK regulations on design, construction, usage and maintenance. Contact us today to find out more about our products.