The GuardRite Retractable Barrier from Rite-Hite protects areas that require a heavy-duty safety system but also allows for unrestricted access when needed. It is a modular and self-storing barrier system that can withstand up to 30,000 pounds of impact at 4 mph.
The GuardRite Retractable Barrier system’s core component is a 10″ tall barrier that can stand alone or can be incorporated into an OSHA compliant removable safety rail system. The steel barrier consists of an 8″ diameter sleeve, which fits into a 10″ core-drilled hole, excavated 20½” deep. The impact-absorbing polyurethane sleeve surrounds a 3½” diameter bollard. The barrier unit is gas-spring assisted and can be raised or lowered flush into the floor with an operational tool that can store in an operational visibility post. The barrier can also lock in the up or down position.
The complete safety system includes the retractable barrier, visibility posts, and removable handrails. It can provide full run-off protection while still allowing unrestricted access along the entire length of the installation.
The GuardRite Removable Handrail is used as a visibility barrier to separate and protect areas that need occasional access. They are designed to stop up to 5,000 pounds with rugged steel construction and adjustable lengths and mounting heights. The indoor/outdoor handrails lock in place, are removable between posts, and are designed to nest on other rails for easy access. The posts are provided with three .5″ wedge style anchor bolts and product deflection is less than 2″.
The modular nature of the GuardRite Retractable Barrier System makes it suitable for rail docks, where loading/unloading access points may vary by 200′ to 300′ or more. However, it will also suit wide loading, flatbed, and finger docks, as well as protect sensitive internal equipment installations and pedestrian areas from forklift impact.
“Drop-offs and sensitive equipment areas with only a painted yellow line on the floor for protection can be dangerous, especially in areas where workers and materials handling equipment are present,” said Andy Olson, Rite-Hite marketing manager. “The GuardRite Retractable Barrier helps make those areas safer with durable, reinforced dividers that are extremely space efficient and offer maximum flexibility.”