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We are happy to contribute to increased overall safety awareness in the workplace by publishing articles and studies and investing in research and development.

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  • Protecting charging stations from EVs driving into them is not only smart, it is necessary to ensure safety and reliability. It helps prevent accidents, minimizes damage, maintains accessibility, and promotes a positive perception of electric mobility. In this article, we'll explain why it's a good idea to protect charging stations and which safety solutions are best suited to the task.



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  • The Amstel Gold Race is proud to announce its collaboration with Boplan, a Belgian company specialising in developing high-quality security solutions. This alliance marks a new milestone in the history of the race, with a shared goal to further secure the course and ensure the safety of riders and spectators.

  • Trade Show Visual H&S Event 2024

    Improving your health & safety standards at The Health & Safety Event. 

    Welcome to The Health & Safety Event, the UK's flagship event dedicated to improving occupational health and safety standards. This year's event promises to be a unique experience, with a comprehensive programme designed to inspire, inform and connect professionals from all corners of industry.

    The Health & Safety Event is...

    in Vakbeurzen
  • BOPLAN®, a leading innovator in workplace safety and crash protection solutions, is proud to announce the introduction of the BOPLAN® Race Guard, a distinctive plastic safety cone that takes safety and signalling standards during cycling races to a new level.

    Made from special impact-absorbing polymer, the BOPLAN® Race Guard is designed to clearly indicate changing race situations to riders, such...

    in Sporting events
  • Trade Show Visual IntraLogistiX 2024

    Discover the latest safety innovations for warehouses at IntraLogisteX 2024. Visit Boplan for customised solutions.

    Boplan at IntraLogisteX 2024, the leading event showcasing the smartest moves in warehousing and logistics. This two-day spectacle, held on 19 and 20 March 2024 in the impressive Halls 6 & 7 of the NEC Birmingham, promises to be an exhilarating experience for everyone involved in...

    in Tradeshows
  • Trade Show Visual LogiMAT 2024 EN

    Join Boplan at LogiMAT 2024, Europe's premier intralogistics expo. Discover cutting-edge solutions in sustainability, AI, and ergonomics

    Revolutionize Your Intralogistics Experience with Boplan


    As an enthusiastic participant in LogiMAT 2024, we are looking forward to the dynamism and innovation that this leading event promises to bring to the world of intralogistics. LogiMAT, the International...

  • Trade Show Visual Modex 2024

    Visit MODEX 2024, the event for the entire supply chain ecosystem. Meet Boplan and discover innovative solutions for safety, efficiency and sustainability.

    Welcome to MODEX 2024, the leading event bringing together the entire supply chain ecosystem. From 11 to 14 March 2024, Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center will transform into a vibrant meeting place for more than 45,000 manufacturing,...

    in Vakbeurzen
  • A+A 2023 Trade Show visual EN

    Boplan is thrilled to announce our participation in A+A, the premier global trade fair dedicated to safety and health at work. A+A stands as the ultimate platform encompassing all facets of personal protection, occupational safety, and overall workplace well-being. Unparalleled in its scope, this event hosts an unmatched assembly of exhibitors and showcasing an international spectrum of offerings...

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  • Logistik and transport Trade show visual 2023

    Welcome to Logistik & Transport 2023, where the future of logistics and transport solutions unfolds! As proud participants in this dynamic event, Boplan is thrilled to extend a warm invitation to professionals, industry leaders, and enthusiasts from all corners of the transport and logistics community. It's time to embark on a journey towards a more sustainable, efficient, and frictionless future...

    in Tradeshows
  • Inter Airport 2023 Trade Show Visual EN

    Boplan present at the 24th international exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design, and Services, Inter Airport. 

    For over four decades, inter airport Europe has stood as a beacon, uniting the global airport community like no other event. Biennially, this remarkable gathering draws in a multitude of dedicated attendees, transforming the show floor into a bustling hub of innovation and...

  • Trade Show PPMA Show 2023

    Are you ready to dive into the UK's premier event for processing equipment, packaging machinery, industrial robots and machine vision systems? Welcome to the PPMA Show 2023 - where innovation, collaboration and cutting-edge solutions come together!

    Spanning across industries such as food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, household products, toiletries, building materials, pet care, micro-breweries,...

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  • Safety & Health Expo 2023

    Join us at the Safety & Health Expo, taking place from May 16th to May 18th at the ExCeL London. This premier event is the UK's largest gathering of health and safety professionals, featuring top industry experts, exhibitors, and speakers.

    At Safety & Health Expo 2023, Boplan® will show-case how our sustainable and highly effective fall and collision protection products can provide safety in even...

    in Tradeshows
  • All business professionals beware! Is it difficult to keep up with ever-changing markets and find the right logistics solutions for your business? Then look no further than LogiMAT, the leading international trade fair for intralogistics solutions and process management.

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  • The Health and Safety Event 2023

    The largest event for anyone responsible for running a safe and efficient workplace will take place from April 25th to April 27th in the NEC Birmingham.

    The Health & Safety event offers the visitors an exceptional range of seminars, workshops and thematic exhibition halls. This all will attract thousands of professionals in the industry (industrial, commercial and public).

    The event is co-located...

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  • Foodex trade show 2023

    From 24 - 26 April Boplan will be present at Foodex 2023. This is the leading trade event for food and drink manufacturing, processing, packaging and logistics. Foodex will showcase the latest trends that are driving the sector and showcase the newest products and services to improve operational efficiency.

    At Foodex 2023, Boplan® will show-case how our sustainable and highly effective fall and...

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  • IntraLogisteX 2023

    The IntraLogisteX Exhibition (28 - 29 March 2023) is the perfect place for logistics professionals looking for solutions to their current and future challenges. As a worldwide leader of safety products, Boplan® offers you exactly that: safety solutions for your specific challenges and applications. Visit us at stand i506!

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  • Promat Show 2023

    Come and meet us at Promat 2023.
    From 20 - 23 March 2023, Promat takes places at the McCormick Place in Chicago, USA. Boplan will be present at stand S241!

    in Tradeshows
  • Logistik & Transport is the Nordic region’s leading exhibition and conference, for the entire transport & logistics community.

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  • Visit Boplan at the PPMA Total Show 2022

    Power up your production with top of the line innovations and machinery at PPMA Total Show this September. Join us at stand C106!

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  • IMHX is the biggest week of the year for professionals who manage, operate and optimise supply chains across the UK. Don't miss it!

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  • With the new FLIP, BOPLAN is launching a revolutionary range of kick rails that will set new standards for protection at ground level. Each wheelstopper is made of Novilene® polymer and is based on the existing I-shaped profile of the FLIP. Each profile has its own impact resistance value, giving each product its own specific application or function.

    FLIP 120 / 180 / 200 / 200 FORCE

    Our standard...

  • Having the right message at the right spot significantly increases the overall safety in the workplace. With the BOPLAN® SignMark 200 you can easily add important massages there where they are most relevant, effective and visible.

  • Our SG SLIDING GATE received a new ergonomic design with rounded corners to better match the current BOPLAN® product range. The position of the wheel support has also been changed in order to ensure a perfect fit when connecting to another BOPLAN® safety product. By positioning it further away from the end post, the wheel is no longer hindered by the floor plate and the gate closes perfectly.


  • Discover the new BOPLAN safety products at LogiMAT 2022

    At LogiMAT, we will present our new range of safety products to the general public. Join us at the biggest annual intralogistics exhibition & get ready for impact!

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  • Join us at The Health & Safety Event 2022 - stand 4/M20 - Boplan

    Located at the NEC Birmingham, The Health & Safety Event is the UK’s largest gathering of anyone responsible for running a safe and efficient workplace.

    in Vakbeurzen
  • Visit Boplan at Modex, March 28-31 2022

    From 28 - 31 March 2022, MODEX takes places at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, USA. Boplan will be present at stand B7236!  

    in Tradeshows
  • Visit Boplan at IntraLogisteX - March 29-30 2022 - Coventry

    IntraLogisteX is the event for logistics professionals who are looking for solutions to their current and future challenges, from the latest materials handling technologies to full-scale warehouse automation options.

  • From 9 - 12 November 2021, inter airport Europe, the 23rd International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design and Services takes place at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. Boplan will be represented again this year at stand 1247 in Hall 5B.

    in Tradeshows
  • World championships cycling in FLANDERS 2021

    The World Cycling Championships are coming to Belgium at the end of September and we are delighted to announce that BOPLAN will be part of it. Together with Flanders 2021, we are joining forces to provide all the time trials in Knokke/Brugge and the road races in Leuven with the necessary safety solutions.

    From Saturday 18 September to Sunday 26...

    in Sporting events
  • PPMA Show 2021 taking place on 28 - 30 September 2021, is the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and packaging machinery.

    in Tradeshows
  • The RWM Exhibition show provides a global platform for the latest technologies, practices, and innovations that continue to shape the recycling, waste management and sustainability sectors.

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  • The Safety Totem is the latest addition to our Flex Impact range of polymer safety products. The totem is the optimal signalling and protection solution on work sites, both indoors and outdoors. With this safety solution, dangerous obstacles are effectively and efficiently shielded from forklifts, trucks, bulldozers and other heavy rolling equipment.

  • Located at the NEC Birmingham, The Health & Safety Event is the UK’s largest gathering of anyone responsible for running a safe and efficient workplace. With a unique range of seminars, practical workshops and exhibition hall, it attracts 16,000+ workplace professionals from the industrial, commercial and public sector. The Health and Safety Event is co-located with 5 other leading sector events...

    in Tradeshows
  • boplan-partner-tour-de-pologne

    The innovative BOPLAN® RACE BARRIERS among the novelties of the 2021 edition.

    BOPLAN® is pleased to announce the partnership with the Tour de Pologne, UCI WorldTour, as exclusive safety partner for the race. In this capacity BOPLAN® will provide various safety solutions, including the BOPLAN® RACE BUMPERs, RACE TOTEMs and for the finish area the new RACE BARRIERs.

    These safety barriers, already...

    in Sporting events

    The country will come to a standstill on Sunday 4 April. With the Tour of Flanders, the second of the absolute top five cycling classics (Milan-San Remo, Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Tour of Lombardy) is on the agenda next Sunday. “Flanders Most Beautiful” is the climax of the cycling season!

    At the start in Antwerp, the world top of global cycling jostles to...

    in Sporting events
  • boplan-race-barrier

    The BOPLAN® "RACE BARRIER" is the latest safety solution from BOPLAN® and specially designed for protecting the finish area of ​​cycling races. The 1m40 high yellow plastic (polymer) screens will be used for the first time during the E3 Saxo Bank Classic on March 26, 2021. Riders are thus optimally protected during one of the most critical phases of the race. Risks of serious injuries are limited...

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  • boplan-official-partner-uci-mountain-bike-eliminator-world-cup

    BOPLAN® is pleased to announce its partnership with City Mountainbike as official partner of the UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup and the UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Championships.

    In its role as official supplier, BOPLAN® will work closely with City Mountainbike and provide several safety products on strategic points along the race course to secure the safety of all athletes.


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  • PICTO COVID-19 floor marker

    Reduce the risk of workplace contamination for your employees and visitors by using the PICTO floor markings!  Encourage workers and visitors to practice good hygiene by washing their hands and maintaining social distancing.

    The PICTO floor markings are ideal for reinforcing measures against the spread of an infectious disease in the workplace. Thanks to the large diameter and striking design...

    in Productondersteuning

    The application of protective bumpers on uneven or smooth surfaces often creates challenges and frustrations. Not only does it take a lot of time to apply it permanently, the result is often disappointing. The first days and weeks it may look good, but soon the project transforms into a “wall of shame” ...

    Avoid loose protective strips with TEDDY PRO SSB. These protective bumpers with a stainless...

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  • National Forklift Safety Day

    As the leading manufacturer of flexible safety barriers, preventing collisions and workplace accidents is the essence of the BOPLAN® safety approach.

    BOPLAN® supports tomorrow’s National Forklift Safety Day, a global initiative aimed at raising awareness of the safe use of forklifts and the importance of proper operator training.

    Many workplace accidents are caused by collisions between...

    in Health and Safety
  • webinar boplan industrial safety covid-19

    BOPLAN reached out to industrial companies nationwide to gather, summarize and share best practices as it relates to preparing working environments to re-opening in a COVD-19 world.

    Please join us as we bring a video presentation to explore these topics. Through chat, you will be able to engage and participate in Q&A throughout the session.

    You will be learning:

    Strategies to implement CDC...

  • Modex 2020

    #MODEX2020 is the leading trade fair in the US for supply chain, production and distribution.In Atlanta, Georgia, BOPLAN® introduced at the beginning of March the following novelties:

    the fully redesigned SG Swing Gate 2.0 safety gatethe TEDDY PRO shock-absorbing profiles for fast, flexible and effective protectionthe all-new ICE FLEX® range of freeze-resistant plastic collision protection,...

  • teddy pro bumper

    Anyone working in a warehouse or distribution centre has been there. You are keen to quickly get something from a rack, and your head hits the frame. Just what you needed on a Monday morning. We know how you feel, which is why we are introducing the brand-new TEDDY PRO: a flexible profile with a wide range of applications.

    The TEDDY PRO has 4 layers with polyurethane foam as the main component....

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  • Swing Gate safety gate

    A warehouse or distribution centre is a hub of activity. People and vehicles move along aisles or cross intersections at a fast pace. Everyone is highly focused... but mainly on their own activity. As a consequence, people sometimes end up in zones with a high density of fork lift traffic, resulting in a genuine risk of collisions and grievous injuries. With the SG Swing Gate 2.0 these risks are...

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  • Acting rashly in exceptional circumstances is a tried and true recipe for accidents. However, in some industries there are no other options. Take the food industry, for instance. Much of the work in this industry takes place in refrigerated rooms, or even in sub-zero environments. Fortunately our Boplan safety products provide protection where it is most needed!

    Processing and storing...

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  • Safety totem

    The Safety Totem is the newest safety solution from BOPLAN® and specially designed for cycling races. The plastic (polymer) totem of 2m40 high is used for the first time during the E3 BinckBank Classic race in Belgium on March 27, 2020. Obstacles on the course are now clearly indicated and secured. Risks of collision and injury are drastically reduced, both for participants as for event marshals...

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  • Barba Sport

    Boplan is launching its sports competition safety solutions at Velofollies under the name "Barba Sport". Organisers are responsible for the riders’ safety during cycling races. Every accident has serious consequences – primarily for the victim, but also for your organisation! Although you can never exclude the risk of an accident during such an event, you can minimise it by applying Barba Sport...

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  • Cleaning agents safety barriers

    Although our plastic collision protection products are as good as maintenance-free it never hurts to give them a quick polish. Especially in environments with high concentrations of dust or other particles. The good news is you don’t have to go in search of the most suitable cleaning products to restore our safety solutions to their original lustre. Why? Our range includes the ideal cleaning...

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  • HP Grill

    Warehouses or distribution centres are often a maze of racking with a lot of fast-moving foot traffic. Accidents with falling goods can happen in an instant but fortunately they are easy to avoid. With the modular HP GRILL you are no longer at risk from goods falling from racks.

    In zones without forklift traffic the HP GRILL can act as a separation between foot traffic and stacked goods. The...

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  • TB GRILL Barrier

    The TB series within the Flex Impact range protects your employees and infrastructure against collisions.The HT Tunnel prevents injuries or damage caused by falling objects.So what is the result if you combine these two strengths? Exactly, a superhero: the GRILL Barrier! We will be introducing this innovation to the general public at the A+A show in Düsseldorf.

    Companies that own a warehouse with...

    in Product Support
  • Safety barriers at the airport

    Airports make intensive use of collision protection, and of course they have every reason to do so! There are an enormous number of things that can go wrong at an airport - with potentially dramatic consequences for travellers or employees, and that´s why nothing is left to chance. We review here the most important types of collision protection and how they can be deployed specifically in...

  • Dock Bumper, anticollision protection for loading docks

    Warehouse staff and truck drivers see it with their own eyes over and over again: trucks that are hitting the loading dock during a manoeuvre. Entering a loading dock will always be a tricky operation: visibility is far from optimal and drivers do not always hear the people who are trying to warn them.

    Loading docks are associated with several risks. A driver may make an assessment or control...

    in Product Support
  • Dock Gate, anticollision protection for loading docks

    Loading and unloading at loading docks inevitably involves risks; that goes without saying. For example, employees are at risk of ending up in the loading bay before or after unloading, and a forklift driver’s steering error may damage the electric doors. Enter the Dock Gate!

    A loading dock is always a hive of activity: warehouse staff use it for stacking, loading and unloading with the support...

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  • IMHX & Fachpack 2019

    Boplan has already introduced many new safety solutions in 2019. This autumn, we will go yet another step further: we will again present two innovations to the general public at the IMHX and Fachpack exhibitions. As usual, you can count on us to make them spectacular presentations.

    IMHX, the biggest logistics trade fair in the UK

    You can expect quite a show from us in Birmingham from24 to 27...

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  • Safety barriers for the City Mountainbike cup

    Mountain biking is often associated with forests and muddy paths, but that is not the full picture. The UCI MTB Eliminator World Cup always takes place in a city. Barcelona (ES), Valkenswaard (NL) and Winterberg (DE) were already transformed into challenging mountain bike courses for this event. Extreme sports require extreme safety measures. That is how the organisers found their way to Boplan.


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  • Boplan catalogue 2019

    The year is still young but so far we’ve certainly made our fair share of announcements. At the start of summer we have even more important news for you, viz. the launch of our new catalogue. All product info transparently compiled into a super practical paperback!

    Initially the documentation on our range was limited to individual brochures per product type. As the protection of a warehouse or...

  • Interview Radio X USA

    Designed to be reflective of Gwinnett and metro Atlanta area, the Gwinnett Chamber IMPACT Regional Business Awards recognize leading organizations in top industries that are driving economic development and job creation, while enhancing our quality of life. This event is truly one of a kind as it brings together leaders from the AEC, higher education, healthcare, hospitality, information...

  • FLIP protection kick rail

    February marked the world premiere of the FLIP at the Logimat Fair in Stuttgart. The unique combination of sturdiness and flexibility of this innovative protection plinth attracted immediate attention. Everywhere, people responded enthusiastically to the many possibilities offered by its modular approach and as of today, the first items are delivered to our clients.

    A multinational from the...

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  • safety buffer

    This year the international UCI Para-cycling Road World Championship is coming to Belgium! The event will be held in Ostend from 16 to 19 May. As many as 42 countries will participate in this prestigious race, with about 450 athletes! The organisation has entrusted the safety of the various courses to Boplan.

    There are three courses for this event: the time trial (9km), the road race (8km) and...

    in Sporting events
  • Boplan @ ProMat USA

    Visitors at the PROMAT exhibition in Chicago, IL were talking about a certain football team this year, and it wasn’t the Chicago Bears! Using the slogan “Ready for Impact”, our sales team drew visitor’s attention with their outfits and mascot, a real football player that walked the show. What really stole the show however, was the company’s latest development, the new Dock Gate.

    We went all out...

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  • E3 Boplan

    March is when we will hear the starting shot of the E3 Prize for the 62nd time. Just like every year, this promises to be a terrific event with well-known names. As sponsor for the event, Boplan will ensure additional safety on the track!

    A cycle race is not without danger, certainly not when the participants enter the final sprint! Just before the last kilometre, the pack swings at full speed...

    in Sporting events
  • Flip kickrails

    In 2019, Boplan launches an innovative newcomer: the FLIP. It is the most recent product in our range of collision safeguards and raises the concept of synthetic kick rails to a higher level. The FLIP is a robust safety board made from polymer in which the connection pieces enable you to continuously and efficiently demarcate an area.

    The idea behind the FLIP is to enable the protection of...

  • LogiMAT 2019

    Visit Boplan at LogiMAT 2019. Let's talk about flexible safety barriers for demanding environments.

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  • Flex Impact® vs Forklift crash videoFlexible Safety Barriers demonstration

    This is the video for which Boplan is well known worldwide. It's simply something you have to have seen to become convinced of the endless list of advantages flexible safety barriers have to offer.

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  • Boplan site

    A doubling of turnover planned for 2020

    The headquarters in Moorsele were, for that reason, expanded with extra offices, a spacious dining area for the ever-expanding group of enthusiastic Boplanners, but above all with a new full-fledged production area with machinery for the further automation of BOPLAN's current production processes. The new building with a height of 14m was built on an area...

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  • iF Design Award 2018 logo

    After recently winning the regional Design X50 award, this iF Design Award shows at a global level how the new FLEX IMPACT® column protectors manufactured by Boplan excel with their looks and effectiveness. In a wide range of work environments worldwide a major amount of damage is caused globally by collisions. BOPLAN column protectors provide ideal protection for column, pillars and shafts. With...

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  • warehouse saftey barrier

    The aim of the game in a warehouse environment is to achieve a risk-free workplace, although completing this particular game is harder than you think. With hazards at every corner, it is extremely difficult to avoid the odd slip, trip or fall. However, you can minimise the potential of severe accidents occurring with the helping hand of some basic measures. This includes a revolutionary addition...

    in Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety Barriers

    A key concern for health and safety managers responsible for a business, which operates using vehicles alongside employees at ground level, is the risk of collisions. You must ensure you put forward precautions such as safety barriers, to help reduce the chances of a crash. Failure to do so may contribute to the severity of any injuries caused by a collision, as well as damages to stock,...

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  • Racking Protection

    One of the biggest risks towards staff, in any warehouse environment, is injury from a racking collapse that could cause a domino effect. Whilst racking is usually secure enough to prevent this from happening, collisions with vehicles and machinery still present a risk. All it takes is for one mistimed manoeuvre or another simple mistake for the racking to be brought down.

    This poses an obvious...

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  • Racking Protection

    For health and safety managers, no concern is greater than ensuring the utmost has been done to provide a safe working environment. From our years of industry experience, we’ve learned there is nothing more important than employee and people safety. Protecting staff, members of the public and a business’ assets from harm is principal to succeeding in the role. For warehouse safety managers,...

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  • Saftey Barriers

    It is unfathomable to suggest that at one point in the workplace, regardless of the environment you work in, there was hardly any safety protocols in order to protect the workforce. Dial the clock back to the 60’s and 70’s where employees, such as coal miners and dock workers, were subject to extremely pressurising conditions with no reassurance over their safety. Not just their physical safety,...

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  • Saftey bollards

    Within any industrial or factory environment, there is likely to be some assets that require protection from accidents, such as; gates, loading docks and entrances/exits. In many cases, heavy machinery such as forklift trucks are used, and these could potentially cause a great deal of damage. Delivery vehicles such as trucks and lorries may also be present, adding to the potential risk, and even...

    in Health and Safety
  • Airport Ground Staff

    Airports in the 21st century are hectic environments, not only to be experienced as a holiday-lover, but as an employee too. The constant alert, awareness and training required makes for a high-pressure workplace almost at all times. There is a necessity for it though, as it ensures the safety of the passengers and every member of staff.

    But it has to be asked – exactly how much risk do airport...

    in Health and Safety
  • Boplan Warehouse Line Plan Floortape

    Here at Boplan, we understand that things move fast in your warehouse. There’s pedestrian workers alongside vehicle and machine operators, simultaneously working their individual roles. In order to maximise the capabilities of your warehouse, you’ve probably put together a dedicated employee workforce alongside expensive machinery and a fleet of vehicles regularly operating in the same shared...

    in Health and Safety
  • Single Axes Gate

    Not everybody is a fan of heights. There’s just something about being up where the air is clear and looking down that makes some people feel queasy. The easy answer for people like that is to simply avoid being off the ground!

    But for some people, it’s their job. Pylon workers, pilots and even warehouse workers will at some point, during the average working day, work off the floor and in mid-air...

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  • Yellow Safety Barriers

    When it comes to safety, the most important factor in a safety implement’s performance is the durability. It doesn’t necessarily have to look attractive so long as it serves a protective purpose. However, our flexible safety barriers here at BoPlan subvert this statement. We believe the aesthetics play a crucial role in the performance of our barriers!

    Normally we wouldn’t hammer home the...

    in Health and Safety
  • When working in an intense environment such a factory, there is an underlying need for stringent safety measures. This ensures the protection and safety of everybody involved in the factory’s day-to-day running. One safety measure that can be implemented with many benefits included are pedestrian safety barriers.

    Safety barriers are handy in a number of scenarios and we have compiled a useful...

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  • When your workforce arrive to their jobs on a day-to-day basis, they expect to turn up to a safe working environment. Not only is it a lawful obligation on the business owner’s behalf, but it is a basic human right that runs parallel with toilet access, break times and in some cases, smoke breaks.

    But when it comes to physical human safety, how seriously do you as a Business Director or a Health...

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  • Regardless of where you work, whether it be in a warehouse or an office, there are always potential hazards that can lead to accidents. It is imperative that as a business owner and a business runner, you are aware of the dangers that hazards can pose and that you act upon them swiftly.

    It doesn’t take much for an accident to occur – loose cables along the floor or a dodgy ceiling tile – there is...

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  • Make no secret of it – you can never have too much protection within your warehouse. Here at Boplan, we’re always thriving to make businesses as safe as possible and with our vast catalogue of safety implements, you could be making strides in achieving just that.

    There are many ways you can improve your business’ safety. Clear fire exits, a high standard of housekeeping, up to date Health and...

    in Health and Safety
  • If you’re a business owner, you may have several questions running through your mind. Are my staff happy? What’s my financial outlook for the next quarter? Is my business premises safe to work within? If the answer to the latter question isn’t crystal clear, maybe it’s time for a change.

    It is impossible to make a business accident-proof, as an accident in the workplace can spring from absolutely...

    in Health and Safety
  • What makes a happy, enjoyable working environment? Is it a positive attitude? Staff morale? Or maybe the knowledge that everyone within that environment is safe to work there? Boplan wants to ensure that you’re able to keep your workers safe and happy, all whilst keeping your factory compliant with safety regulations. Read on to see how this can be achieved!

    The Stats Don’t Lie

    In 2009/2010, over...

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  • If you were to look at your business, you may already have some safety measures implemented to ensure your workforce is well shielded from your vehicle fleet and other potential hazard zones. However, if you were to take a look at your racking – is that as adequately protected? If not, you could be looking at an economic crisis, where you could be kissing goodbye to thousands of pounds.

    It is...

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    Flexible Safety Barriers – Protecting People & Equipment

    The important thing to remember when it comes to protecting your business’ assets and the occupants within is the adaptability it brings. No longer do you have to rely upon permanently-fixed applications to prevent any vehicular accidents! Boplan has a variety of flexible safety barriers to ensure that any and all people and equipment...

    in Health and Safety
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    Repairing Damaged Warehouse Safety Barriers

    If you look around your warehouse and allow your eyes to be drawn to your safety barriers, are you greeted with the best in ultra-modern and durable technology or do you see tired, 20th century concrete and steel?

    Traditional or retro safety barriers, such as steel barriers, require regular maintenance. To ensure that they are seen from vehicle...

    in Health and Safety

    Top 5 Tips for Safety Barrier Design in Your Warehouse

    At Boplan, we love to see warehouses implementing appropriate measures in order to develop a safe working environment for their employees. We believe safety is key to creating an atmosphere people want to be a part of. When employees feel cared for and appreciated, loyalty and productivity rates increase and employees often become proud...

    in Health and Safety

    Amazing Airport Safety Barriers

    For councillors and private airport owners, security and safety are a central focus to ensure the likelihood of continuous travel, without disruption. With the congested nature of airports, accidents involving vehicles unfortunately do occur. Here at Boplan, we have a vast range of modern airport safety barrier products for you to choose from. Helping to protect...

    in Health and Safety
  • Safety Barriers in the Food Industry

    Food; everybody needs it so it makes sense that food production, food storage and food distribution is a vast industry. Within that industry, there is a need to ensure that goods, people and infrastructure are safe.

    Boplan can help. Our safety solutions are in place in food companies across the globe and there’s a good reason why. Not only are our products...

    in Health and Safety
  • Protective posts just got more exciting...

    At Boplan, we’re dedicated to creating innovative safety solutions for the workplace. Our range of flexible safety bollards and flexible protective posts provide far more benefits than their metal counterparts and are being used in major companies across the globe. We’re proud of how amazing our products are but we never stop trying to find ways to make...

    in Health and Safety
  • Flexible Safety Barriers in your Workplace

    What is strong but flexible, designed for maximum visibility and minimum maintenance, innovative and versatile, and can be used for a number of different applications?

    This isn’t some kind of complicated riddle. The answer is easy; it’s our FLEX IMPACT® safety barriers.

    We know it sounds too good to be true but our flexible safety barriers truly are...

    in Health and Safety
  • Boplan Flexible Safety Barrier Crash

    Scotland Health and Safety Barrier Exhibition

    We are passionate about health and safety so we’re absolutely delighted to be attending this year’s Health and Safety Scotland event. This event will be held at the SEC in Glasgow on the 3rd and 4th of May. The SEC is the perfect venue for an event of this scale. It’s a great location with great facilities and it’s easy to get to.

    Following on from...

    in Tradeshows
  • Chemical Factory Safety Barriers

    Question: Why can you never trust atoms?

    Answer: They make up everything. Sorry for the bad chemistry joke but all the good ones Argon.

    Okay, okay, we promise that’s the last joke we’ll make. Fortunately for our clients, our chemical factory safety barriers are much better than our attempt at chemical humour.

    Our flexible impact safety barriers provide a far...

    in Health and Safety
  • Flexible Safety Barriers in Warehouses

    At Boplan we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing innovative safety solutions. Our flexible safety barriers are just one of the fantastic ranges we have on offer. Unlike many of our competitors, we are able to provide full safety solutions; from zone planning to installation to ongoing maintenance.

    Our products are used globally across a range of...

    in Health and Safety
  • Flexible Airport Safety Barriers

    Airports are extremely busy places. As well as all the planes flying in and out, there are all the support vehicles too. Catering trucks, baggage handlers, forklifts, ground support, dollies, fuel trucks, container loaders, passenger buses; the list goes on.

    With all that traffic, it’s not surprising that accidents happen. Damage to buildings, equipment and...

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  • Tests performed by Transpolis and TÜV Nord

    Boplan impact results of Flex Impact safety barriers are scientifically proven by an extensive series of professional impact tests coordinated by the renowned accredited laboratory Transpolis (France, ISO 17025). (with stakeholders like Renault, Polaris Inc. USA, etc.)

    In close collaboration with Dr. Edmondo Di Pasquale, with a Ph.D. from Princeton...

  • Flex Impact - Flexible safety barrier demonstration

    Health and Safety: Flexible Safety Barriers

    At Boplan, we think safety barriers are pretty exciting and, after we tell you all about our Flex Impact range, we think you will too.

    Not convinced? Let us explain why we think our flexible safety barriers are definitely something worth talking about.

    What is FLEX IMPACT®?

    First we need to tell you all about what makes our flexible safety barriers so...

  • Flexible Safety Barrier - Flex Impact - Forklift Crash Demonstration

    Health & Safety Barriers UK Exhibitions 2017

    We’re excited to be exhibiting our health & safety products at the Birmingham NEC Health and safety event this year.

    We will be sharing our passion for health and safety with other industry experts. It will be a fantastic opportunity to promote our innovative products, giving us the chance to network with health & safety officers who are in charge of...

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  • Boplan has just been nominated by the editors of Trends and Trends Gazelle 2017. This means we belong to one of the fastest growing companies in Belgium (from the county of West Flanders).

    For 15 years already, the editors of Trends select per county "Trends Gazelles". They are fast-growing companies that form an integral part of the economic landscape. Competitive enterprises that positively...

  • Boplan UK Ltd. recently received the "Award for Best Stand" at Health & Safety North partnered by The British Safety Council in The Bolton Arena, UK! 

    Health & Safety North has been developed specifically to suit anyone responsible for health and safety at work within industrial, commercial or public sector businesses throughout the North of England. The industry's most respected voices come...

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  • Polymer Traffic Barriers and Rack End Protectors

    North Carolina based VF, distributors of brands such as The North Face, Timberland and Reef, were building their latest state-of-the-art distribution center. Their challenge was to separate their brand new building, racking systems, conveyer belts and workforce from the dangers of fork lift traffic.

    They wanted to protect their investment using...

  • As adoption increases, efforts to clarify industrial equipment guardrail standards are underway

    It’s generally accepted that the ideal sidewalk includes a physical barrier like a curb or strip of grass between the sidewalk and the road. “You’ve never seen one that’s just a painted line between pedestrians and cars,” says Frank Oorreel, president of Boplan USA. “Why wouldn’t you also want a...

  • how to install flex impact Boplan YouTube video

    How to install our safety products you wonder? 

    It's so easy actually, the lion's share of Boplan clients choose to perform all installations by themselves. All thanks to our simple modular technology and clear manuals delivered with Boplan products upon delivery. (Also available for download on the Boplan Media Platform). However seeing someone demonstrating an installation is something so...

  • Boplan infographic forklifts and people don't mix

    Avoid work accidents involving forklift trucks and other heavy vehicles in the workplace

    We cannot repeat this enough! There are still too many accidents at work involving pedestrians being crushed under or between vehicle(s). Such accidents are horrible and can have catastrophic consequences: serious injuries with long-term disability, invalidity or, at worst, even a fatality as a result....