With industrial mezzanine flooring solutions, it's crucial that careful consideration is placed upon ancillary products. They could be vital to the smooth operations of your business.
Ancillary items are additional items which are used with main equipment in order to create or improve a system. These could include staircases or handrails.
In order to provide easy access on and off the additional floor, staircases are usually constructed from steel with hand railing on each side. However, it is important that you pay close attention to staircase regulations, which are:
Additionally, flooring solutions can be used by a wide range of businesses such as warehouses and offices; you may also consider installing other forms of staircase ancillary products. For example, you could install an ambulant staircase for disabled access, or perhaps installing a lift in order to comply with building regulations.
Every mezzanine structure must be supplied with adequate protection to any exposed edges. However, safety isn't the only consideration; you should also think about the aesthetics. Fortunately, P&D Projects can offer a wide range of styles to suit both your requirements and budget.
Our standard system for industrial mezzanine flooring includes hand and knee rails, with a kick-plate at the floor level. However, if you want something more aesthetically pleasing, perhaps a stainless steel handrail with glass infill will better suit your business' decor?
When loading pallets on and off an additional floor, it's very important to install safety features, such as a pallet gate or a sliding hand rail.
Installing a pallet gate ensures that there is always a physical barrier between the operative and the exposed edge of the floor. For extra convenience, they can be installed retrospectively if the situation requires.
However, if a pallet gate would be unsuitable for your business activities, for example a business where pallet movements are infrequent, installing a sliding hand rail might be a more appropriate solution. In addition to being cheaper than pallet gates, this alternative can also be installed retrospectively if needed.
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