Workplace accidents involving forklift crashes and collisions with other employees cost companies millions of dollars every year in health insurance and downtime.
Many of these accidents could have been prevented if facility managers had installed vinyl strip doors as secondary barriers instead of traditional doors.
In addition to presenting superior optical clarity on both sides, vinyl strip doors also permit easy access from one area to another while helping to reduce noise and dust pollution that contribute to illnesses and chronic conditions.
Food manufacturing plants dealing with refrigerated perishables can keep energy costs to a minimum, improve work flow, and extend the shelf life of frozen items by hanging PVC vinyl curtains at freezer and walk-in cooler entrances.
Steel Guard’s Clear-View PVC strip curtains also reduce attrition to compressors by decreasing the need for thermal conversion of frigid air and warm air exacerbated by the continual opening and closing of solid doors.
In addition, traditional doors used in manufacturing facilities experience rough treatment, rapid wear and tear, and the need for frequent, expensive replacements. PVC strip vinyl curtains rarely need replaced because they are so durable, flexible and contain no mechanical components that break down over time.
Forklifts, carts and standing forklifts can pass easily through PVC strip curtains without the operator needing to stop, dismount and open a regular door. Bypassing this action means operators are less likely to suffer accidents from forklifts that may not have been placed firmly in park.
Additionally, vinyl strip curtains also reduce the need for costly repairs when inexperienced operators fail to maneuver successfully through doorways or around corners.
Capable of remaining pliable in temperatures as low as -20 degrees Fahrenheit, Steel Guard’s Clear-View PVC strip vinyl curtains are available in many sizes, thicknesses and widths.
They also resist electric shock and “curling,” even with heavy use. Contact Steel Guard today to discover even more advantages to using PVC strip vinyl curtains in your facility.