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What Are the Advantages of Self-Closing Industrial Safety Gates?

2022 is here, and with an eventful past few years now slowly starting to settle back into a more normal pace, it’s time to take a closer look at your on-site safety solutions. As an integral component of any platform or gangway system, swing gates act as a passive measure that helps to reduce the risk of serious injuries on-site and help increase efficiency overall. As one of Western Canada’s top suppliers of site safety equipment, Northern Platforms is here to make sure you have everything you need to succeed on the job site, including truck loading platforms, rolling stairs, swing gates and more.

Below, we’ll cover some of the top benefits associated with self-closing swing gates. Read on to learn more!

Why Safety Matters

As of 2019, workplace incidences have continued to rise across Western Canada, with Alberta seeing unfortunate statistics, especially for the transport and heavy industrial sectors. Slips, falls, and being struck by objects on site remain some of the highest risk factors on the job. Having the proper equipment, like swing gates, in places helps to mitigate danger, allowing your crew to get the job done quickly, without ever compromising on safety. Core benefits of self-closing gates include:

Enhanced Fall Protection

As we mentioned above, one of the most dangerous parts of working on job sites is slips and falls. When working on elevated platforms, rolling stairs, and other kinds of access equipment, there’s always a risk that someone may lose balance, in which case a self-closing gate is particularly useful. Thanks to its self-securing nature, these kinds of gates add an extra level of fall protection in dangerous scenarios and ensure that your crew can work as safely as possible.

Site Control

Need to isolate specific areas of your site to protect against mishaps? If you have a high-risk zone that requires restricted access, self-closing gates are a great asset that reduces the risk of accidental entry and well as increases product security where needed. In fact, OSHA actually specifies that some areas MUST use self-closing safety gates to reduce risks, and therefore having them installed is necessary for industry compliance.

Flexible Installation

Self-closing safety gates are incredibly flexible and versatile in terms of where they can be installed including loading docks, mezzanines, ladders, stairs, and over and around dangerous machinery for everyone’s benefit. This level of versatility helps you always have the right tool for the job, eliminating countless risks in the process!

Swing Gate and Rolling Stair Solutions at Northern Platforms

Northern Platforms is proud to partner with customers in the rail, trucking and transport, marine, oil & gas, forestry and related heavy industries access to safety equipment that makes achieving your daily operations as safe and efficient as possible. Our first priority is, and always will be, supplying you with quality solutions and services that you can count on when it matters most. From products from top brands like YellowGate, ErectaStep, RollaStep and more to turnkey services and preventative maintenance, Northern Platforms has your site safety needs covered. Contact us today to learn more!