Improving Workplace Safety With High Speed Roller Doors

Workplace safety is a constant found across all businesses – whether your business processes food, develops medicine, cares for children or manufactures everyday items, safety must be a top priority. Australia has strict rules on safety in the workplace and harsh penalties for businesses that do not comply.

Each industry faces a different challenge when it comes to workplace safety, and for those in the manufacturing or warehousing one common challenge is managing the flow of traffic (be it people, vehicles or forklifts) through doorways in a manner that is safe and secure.

Traditional industrial doors were a steel ribbed curtain that move vertically guided by tracks, and a collision with a forklift had the potential to cause severe damage and put the area out of order until repairs could be made. Hold Fast doors make this issue obsolete with their self-repairing doors – after an impact the doors have an innovative zipper that allow the heavy duty pvc curtain to automatically reinsert itself. Work continues on instantly and smoothly without the need to call an engineer.

Good practices on operation of the doors when people are working in the vicinity are also important, including training on the operation of all door types. In addition, Hold Fast doors are equipped with safety features including emergency stop buttons and alarms. Different models offer different additional safety features such as:

  • Adjusting the open/close speed
  • Proximity sensors
  • Infrared or radar motion sensors
  • Transparent sections to increase visibility
  • Integrated safety edges

The safety of your staff is as important to us as it is to you. All of our safety features are designed to help ensure that no workers are injured should an incident occur.

Published 13 December 2021