Sourcing the best lamp post protection options can help you to ‘shed light’ on ways to reduce injuries and vehicle damage when a momentary lapse results in a collision.
It’s ironic that though the vertical structures – such as column & post protectors – around a warehouse site often serve fundamental and vital safety functions, at the same time they can be a source of serious workplace risks too.
The best example is workplace lamp posts to light the way for off-road and HGV/LGV vehicles travelling around your site. As well as to help pedestrians see clearly when visibility is poor.
Unfortunately, the presence of these important safety measures can cause substantial problems if a driver misjudges distance or has a momentary lapse in concentration. This can result in driver injury but also costly damage to vehicles if they make substantial contact with posts on commercial premises.
This makes it important to do regular risk assessments of your site structures, including exploring the best lamp post protection options – items that can help you to stay compliant to H&S rules and on-site traffic safety management too.
Why replace lighting posts, when you can protect them?
By sourcing the best lamp post protection options, you not only minimise the likelihood of human injury and vehicle damage, but you could also save yourself time, money and hassle.
If vehicles do bump into or scrape lamp posts, the cost of repairing or replacing a faulty structure can be considerable. When in fact, there are cheap lamp post protection products that you can fit in minutes. Then quickly replace after scuffs and bangs, at very little cost.
A compelling example is Brandsafe’s Lamp Post WRAP Protector products. These work on an ingenious clam-shell principle – they are engineered from Polyethylene with a highly absorbent but durable high-density foam core.
The versatile lamp post protectors from Brandsafe are adaptable to different lighting posts sizes. You also have the option of stacking lamp post projectors to manage the impact from HGVs and other more substantial collision risks.
As you would expect from a leading warehouse safety product, they are engineered in highly visible colours and incorporate diamond grade, reflective bands. This can be valuable when your lighting system is not on, but weather conditions reduce visibility and make your upright structures less obvious.
You can choose your own colour for lamp post guards from Brandsafe, to support either corporate branding or your bespoke ways of indicating different work zones or hazards.
Other systems to shield upright structures
When finding a supplier of workplace lamp post protectors, you should also consider options to shield other vertical structures with impact absorption materials. It could be time to assess all your other posts and columns, to make sure your safety measures are adequate and up to date.
This doesn’t only require you to focus on the obvious workplace risk areas, such as loading bay columns and posts though. For example, are there signposts and bay markers in your staff or visitor car park that are leaving you exposed to an accident or failed HSE inspection?
Purchasing cost-effective Sign Post WRAP Protectors gives you the same benefits as the lamp post protector products mentioned above. Including coming in a kit form, to make them quick and easy to fit around a variety of post types.
The same shock absorbent but hardwearing materials are used to manufacture column and post protection products.
Among the structural safety products warehouses need, are PolyWRAP to shield warehouse columns and highly effective PolyWRAP Forklift Impact Skirts. These crucial warehouse items are highly adaptable to different structural shapes and sizes.
The universal benefit of all of these post and column guards is their impact absorption, but also the fact their presence makes structures more visible. Making them doubly important to protect your safety record, as well as your vertical surfaces!