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From Beginning to Advanced: Blogs on Industry and Manufacturing

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3 Safety Tips to Implement With High Speed Roller Doors After Installation

by Daniel Wilson

When shopping for rapid roller doors, there are a number of safety features you are likely to encounter like built-in sensors and radars that sense if anything is in the way of the door. These features can be lifesaving, but they are not the only safety elements you should consider. Once your door is installed, there are other safety measures you may want to implement. Take a look at these tips:

1. Add an LED and noise sensor.

Talk with a professional roller door installer about adding a warning light and signal to your roller door. Sensors can be wired into existing roller doors, and they alert your staff every time the roller door is opening or closing. This helps your staff to be aware of what is happening with the door even if they are busy with something else, and it prevents them from approaching it while it is moving.

Combining both visual and auditory elements with your sensor makes it more effective. People who are looking away from the door will hear the alert, and people who are busy with loud equipment will likely see the light.

2. Keep the area free of obstacles for fast passage.

High speed roller doors open and close quickly to prevent your work space. They are often used in spaces that are trying to avoid lots of outside air or other issues. As a result, when your employees pass through the door, they need to do it confidently and quickly, and if they are too slow, the door may start to close on them.

To allow speedy passage through the door, make sure that the areas on either side of the door are kept tidy and free of clutter. Also, keep the floor especially clean in these areas to help reduce slips and falls near the door.

3. Test safety features regularly.

In addition to keeping the area clean and using a sensor to alert staff about what the door is doing, you need to check safety features. The most important safety feature of most roller doors is a sensor that stops the door from crushing things.

To test this, open the roller door and start to close it. Roll a big beach ball underneath the door. Ideally, the door should stop when it senses the ball. If the ball gets popped, stop using that door immediately and call a professional to look at it.

For more tips on aftermarket safety tips for roller doors, contact a specialist.

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