How Fiberglass Industrial Railings Help with Fall Protection
In any industrial workspace, safety should be the utmost priority. Industrial railings help prevent falls and accidents resulting in injury and sometimes death. Fiberglass industrial railings are a key means of safeguarding workers and helping with fall protection and this blog post will explain why.
What are Fiberglass Industrial Railings?
Fiberglass industrial railings are made from fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP), which is a material that suits a range of workplace safety applications. The properties of FRP make it more suitable to safety applications than other commonly-used materials such as steel.
FRP material consists of thermosetting resins and fiberglass, which when combined result in environmental and chemical resistance in addition to extreme structural strength. This is why fiberglass industrial railings are so beneficial as they can be in a range of environments, will not be slippery when wet, and will remain strong despite heavy force. FRP industrial railings are extremely durable and require very little maintenance, making them the ideal option for applications in which maintenance would impact workflow.
Whilst FRP is exceptionally strong, it is also extremely lightweight and can be fabricated into complex shapes such as that of a handrail without compromising its strength.
SAFRAIL™ Fiberglass Industrial Railings
At Strongwell, we manufacture fiberglass industrial railings which are lightweight, easy to assemble, durable, and more cost-effective than those made from steel or aluminum. Our fiberglass industrial railings are used for commercial stair rails, platforms/walkway handles, and guardrails. These strong, stable railings prevent workplace accidents and falls.
Our SAFRAIL™ systems have been formed from Strongwell’s pultruded fiberglass components and molded with thermoplastic connectors. These fiberglass industrial railings are suited to corrosive environments, such as those in chemical, industrial, and wastewater treatment plants, as well as areas of urban and salt air corrosion. The connections in the railings fit flush, leading to an attractive, streamlined appearance. The internal connections mean that continuous railings around circular tanks are possible without the need for special fittings.
Fiberglass industrial railings from Strongwell are suitable for areas that are subject to high traffic and have a UV inhibitor meaning they are less likely to degrade beneath ultraviolet rays.
At Strongwell, we have a broad range of safety products to protect you and your employees from falls and avoidable accidents. Our range of fiberglass industrial railings are strong and cost-effective, leaving you with no worries about the safety of your workplace. To find out more, contact us today.