It All Started with a Question
I was visiting one of our Bednet® fleet customer’s facilities when he asked me, “Could you do anything to protect my aisles? We had a pallet pushed in too far and it knocked another into the floor. Now I don’t sleep.” It seemed like a small thing at the time but served as the catalyst for our start in material handling safety. Our response to this fleet customer was a simple, “Show me.”
We leveraged our unique perspective to solve his problem and help him feel more confident about material handling safety. Since 1997, Adrian’s Inc. has created solutions for cargo containment in rolling stock under the Bednet® and Freight Saver lines. Our design focus has always been to create effective, simple devices that work on the truck as it sits; regardless of the variables.
Applying this same philosophy to rack safety, we developed an inexpensive solution that installs with no tools, no retrofitting and no additional hardware. One person can install an effective pallet push-through prevention system in seconds.
The Creation of Rack Safety Solutions
The simple, yet effective Rack Safety Straps and the Rack Safety Nets keep small, large, and palletized items from falling into the flue space at the back of the rack and act as a barrier to protect work areas and aisleways.
Whether using safety straps or safety netting, these products help prevent pallet push-through, ensure flue space compliance, and protect your inventory as well as your employees. One person can install an effective pallet push-through prevention system in seconds. As easy as it is, be sure to check out our install guides (including videos!) before using any of our products.
Our line of material handling safety solutions for racks includes the following products:
• Rack Safety Strap
• Modular Pallet Rack Safety Netting
• Rack Safety Net – Fixed
• Rack Safety Net – Sliding
• Rack Safety Cable
Why Are Safety Solutions Important?
According to the most recent Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, disabling workplace injuries and accidents cost U.S. employers more than $1 billion each week — and falling objects are one of the most common causes. In addition, product that is lost or damaged by falling into the flue space between warehouse racking cannot be sold, resulting in further lost revenue. And finally, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) specifies that the longitudinal flue space must be kept clear for effective fire prevention and control.
What’s Happening Now at Adrian’s Safety Solutions
Regardless of the associated cost, surely no business wants to willingly put its employees at risk — especially when solutions can be as accessible and affordable, like those we offer at Adrian’s.
To this day, we still get questions — but they are mostly rhetorical. Rightfully so, they often start with “wow.”
Click here if you’d like to learn more about how we can help you boost your material handling safety confidence, or with anything else regarding our products.
This post was originally published on Sept. 30, 2016, and has since been updated.