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  • 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 t...
    31 January 2018
  • 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, machinery...
    24 January 2018
  • 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 haz...
    17 January 2018
  • 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 mana...
    27 December 2017
  • 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 physic...
    20 December 2017
  • 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 h...
    14 December 2017
  • 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 airpo...
    29 November 2017
  • 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...
    22 November 2017
  • 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...
    1 November 2017
  • 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...
    25 October 2017
  • 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 Hea...
    18 October 2017
  • 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...
    4 October 2017
  • 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 dat...
    27 September 2017
  • 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...
    21 September 2017
  • 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 LieIn 2009/2...
    6 September 2017
  • 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...
    25 August 2017
  •  Flexible Safety Barriers – Protecting People & EquipmentThe 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...
    18 August 2017
  • Repairing Damaged Warehouse Safety BarriersIf 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 operators i...
    8 August 2017
  •  Top 5 Tips for Safety Barrier Design in Your WarehouseAt 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 a...
    31 July 2017
  •  Amazing Airport Safety BarriersFor 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 protec...
    21 July 2017
  • Safety Barriers in the Food IndustryFood; 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...
    25 april 2017
  • 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 way...
    19 april 2017
  • Flexible Safety Barriers in your WorkplaceWhat 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 tr...
    18 april 2017
  • Scotland Health and Safety Barrier ExhibitionWe 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...
    5 april 2017
  • Chemical Factory Safety BarriersQuestion: 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 fa...
    24 March 2017
  • Flexible Safety Barriers in WarehousesAt 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 indu...
    16 March 2017
  • 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 pe...
    2 March 2017
  • Tests performed by Transpolis and TÜV NordBoplan 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 Uni...
    15 February 2017
  • Health and Safety: Flexible Safety BarriersAt 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 isFLEX IMPACT®?First we need to tell you all about what makes our flexible safety barriers so uni...
    8 February 2017
  • Health & Safety Barriers UK Exhibitions 2017We’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...
    8 February 2017
  • 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 positi...
    1 February 2017
  • Thanks for clicking through from our recent mailer, at Boplan UK we understand the pressures of maintaining the safety of your personnel & property and in ensuring compliance with Health and Safety Law. The risks in getting it wrong are incalculable in terms of injury and very real and expensive in terms of fines and sanctions.We will carry out a visual inspection of your existing protection s...
    26 January 2017
  • 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...
    2 November 2016
  • Polymer Traffic Barriers and Rack End ProtectorsNorth 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 guard...
    4 August 2016
  • As adoption increases, efforts to clarify industrial equipment guardrail standards are underwayIt’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. “W...
    4 August 2016
  • 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 so...
    30 March 2016
  • Guarding a safe workplace demands a consecutive vigilant approach, doesn’t it? But did you include these overlooked risks with high-cost consequences? At Boplan, we preserve you from pricey pitfalls. The large and flexible range of our Flex Impact barrier system incorporates eco-friendly polymer that promptly outlines rust and corrosion. There’s no need to repaint after a collisio...
    15 January 2016
  • Avoid work accidents involving forklift trucks and other heavy vehicles in the workplaceWe 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.Personal...
    4 November 2015