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Timber Guard Rails
Steel Guard Rails
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Types of Guard Rail
Guardrails are used for safety and barrier purposes and are an integral part of various industrial structures. These assemblies can be installed at platform ends and are incorporated within mezzanine structures in industrial sites, such as warehouses. They are used on highways as a protection barrier against vehicle impact, to prevent falls, and in production areas. Standard guardrail are constructed from high strength galvanized steel, a material recommended because of its durability. Wooden guardrails are another common barrier material. Asheville Fence carries both types.
In traffic engineering, highway guardrail may prevent an errant vehicle from hitting roadside obstacles which may be either man-made (sign structures, culvert inlets, utility poles) or natural (trees, rock croppings), running off the road and going down a steep embankment, or veering off the roadway into oncoming traffic (commonly referred to as a median barrier). Roadside obstacles are typically referred to as fixed objects. A secondary objective is keeping the vehicle upright while deflected along the guardrail. Variables such as motorist speed and vehicle orientation when striking the guardrail are crucial factors in the effectiveness of guardrail performance.
Guardrails are used in a facility setting to protect a company’s greatest assets which include their people and expensive equipment.
In the US, under OSHA Standards dictate that employees who work on surfaces that are 4 feet (1.2 m) or higher off of the ground must have personal fall protection systems in place, such as handrails or guardrails.
The strongest options are of industrial strength steel. They will be mounted using a base-plate or cored into cement to enhance the strength.