Wire mesh partitioning is a versatile warehouse material that offers organizational and security benefits. It can be used as an aisle guard, to separate goods, to identify specific warehouse storage areas, or simply to provide barrier protection for pallet inventory.
Wire mesh partitioning is more cost effective and flexible than walls. Building new walls often requires retrofitting lighting and sprinkler systems, while wire mesh partitions can be installed quickly and cost effectively. They are an excellent choice for new businesses, well-established facilities with growth potential, and businesses facing the challenges of moving into a new warehouse.
Let’s move on to the main uses of wire mesh partitions.
A primary use of mesh partitions is to protect guests and employees, where heavy equipment can pose a significant threat to untrained workers and visitors. Wire mesh cages allow your team to check the status of equipment through the mesh without the need for direct access to technology. This additional layer of protection may help prevent injuries and the risk of lawsuits.
Wire mesh partitions often mean the difference between unauthorized access and security in a warehouse environment, and it can work without restricting airflow or line of sight to critical equipment.
Wire mesh security cages are ideal for protecting critical areas, as the transparent mesh makes it easy to detect theft or vandalism. It’s also flexible to keep these areas as small or large as needed.
You can also choose from options that vary in size from floor-to-ceiling wire mesh lockers to smaller wire mesh areas. This versatility maximizes cost and space savings while protecting everything from valuables to hazardous materials such as flammable liquids. While you may want employees to access these areas occasionally, supervisors are often better off controlling the flow of access to ensure safety. Security cages can also prevent guests from accessing potentially hazardous materials to prevent legal and safety regulation issues.
Toward the end of your work shift, you’ll need to return forklifts, carts and other equipment to a logical location so that workers on the next shift can find what they need. You also want the area to be as secure as possible, especially if you have a large warehouse where you can’t keep an eye on everyone at once.
Wire mesh partitions are perfect for this purpose because they allow supervisors and other workers to see at a glance what has not been returned to this proper location. Lockable gates are optional, but can improve security. Gates don’t have to be a hassle either – they can be left open for the duration of the shift and then locked at the end of the shift if space and security needs allow. Sliding gates help maximize clearance to and from equipment.
You can also build one or more smaller wire mesh enclosed areas to store tools. Consider placing them near the entrances to various work areas so workers don’t have to make a special effort to get everything they need. For low-value tools, these areas can be opened and unlocked, thus minimizing the hassle for supervisors. You can also install fingerprint panels or key card systems to eliminate the need for physical keys.
Restrict access to items
Sometimes, certain things just need to be kept separate from each other. Whether you manage a warehouse and need an area to store damaged goods, or you work for law enforcement and need to store confiscated items, wire cages can help.
Factories sometimes store flammable liquids, hazardous equipment or valuable materials on site. Even if workers need to use these items on a regular basis, it’s best to keep them in a locked area that only supervisors can access. While this may seem inefficient at first, it can prevent future major thefts or misuse of company property.
While fenced areas can be used for these purposes as well, having a fully visible storage area can better prevent theft and other problems. You can make the area as small or as large as your facility needs. Floor-to-ceiling wire fencing is also not always necessary, so you can keep costs to a minimum and increase flexibility as much as possible.
Protecting Fragile Goods
Segregating certain goods is a worthwhile investment, especially if your operation still relies heavily on forklifts and other heavy machinery. Some goods stored in warehouses may be more vulnerable to damage than others, and they can be destroyed if a corner of a heavy pallet hits them. For some factories, expensive finished goods are fragile and need to be kept out of harm’s way until they are shipped out. Keeping these goods in a separate area may seem like a hassle, but it’s a worthwhile investment.
In addition, a clearly marked wire mesh divider around these goods can serve as a visual reminder to employees to handle items carefully. In the hustle and bustle of a warehouse or factory, it’s easy to forget that some boxes need a particularly gentle pair of hands. Replacing walls with wire mesh also helps supervisors ensure that products are handled properly as well.
Create a client/customer area
If you have occasional clients or customers visiting your building, you may need an area to receive them. Ideally, this area will be a walled, air-conditioned office for maximum comfort and privacy. However, for some older buildings, this is simply not possible. Other times, you will want to allow clients to see the facility up close for at least part of the time they are there.
Depending on the type of business your facility serves, some of your visitors may not be used to the hustle and bustle of a warehouse or factory. Installing a wire fence allows your customers to be within sight of the warehouse or factory floor without risking them wandering into the action. It also provides them with a sense of security knowing they don’t have to worry about dodging a forklift behind a security fence.
Of course, some customers will want a thorough tour of the facility, in which case you can safely escort them through and then have a longer discussion about the security from the fenced area. You can also extend the fence a little farther into the facility and take the entire “tour” from behind the fence, especially if you have a small building. This is a small investment that will help you manage visitors while looking more secure and professional.
No matter how large your facility is, or how it is laid out, steel mesh partitions can greatly improve the safety and security of your employees, supplies and property. Contact us at acepalletracking.com to learn more about the security partitions we offer and what they can do for you!
Post time: Sep-13-2022