Aaron Conway, President
"It’s better to be safe than sorry”—an adage that holds its truth and relevance in every industry, especially when it comes to material handling, distribution, and manufacturing where safety is a must. Today, elevated work platforms are found in almost every industrial facility and taking into consideration the fact that employee injuries sustained in falls are among the leading causes of lower productivity, missed workdays, and higher insurance premiums due to increased workmen’s compensation claims, fall protection equipment is a necessity for facilities that feature any elevated workspace. As one of the major industrial safety solution providers and the manufacturer of proactive, dual-gate safety devices for warehouse and distribution facilities—Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc., for over 35 years and counting,designs and manufacturers fall protection systems for mezzanine levels and elevated work platforms in industrial facilities. Designing safety gates to secure the ledges of pallet drop areas on mezzanines and rack picking systems, the company takes a proactive approach towards protection through automatically working safety devices. “We help manufacturing facilities create a safe work environment with our custom designed solutions that are designed to fit any end-user specific application,” asserts Aaron Conway, the President at Mezzanine Safeti-Gates.
To provide effective solutions that can accommodate varied customer requirements, the company has designed many safety gate models and added them to its product line. When approached by a major film manufacturer for assistance in reviewing their safety system, Mezzanine Safeti-Gates designed the first dual-acting safety gate system—Roly® safety gate, an ideal fall protection solution for the ledges of pallet-drop to ensure the safety of workers.
We help manufacturing facilities create a safe work environment with our custom designed solutions that are really designed to fit end-user specific application
The gate provides a fully-enclosed, controlled-access area during pallets delivery, pick up, or removal from the pallet drop area. Embracing the idea of creating custom fall protection solutions for unique applications specific to a company, Mezzanine Safeti-Gates started designing a variety of safety gates with configurations that fit best as per the requirement of the industrial facility’s environment, workflow, material as well as the space limitation. The company offers dual-gate safety systems in various configurations including Rack Supported designs that attach to pallet racks, Pivot and High Pallet Pivot models that have few moving parts, and Tri-Side models that provide safety where depth is limited.
Modifying further, their safety gate product-line to deliver customer-specific solutions, the company came up with Open Top models—with no overhead mechanics to accommodate for high loads or to integrate with overhead hoists—and the Pallet Flow models that guard ledges of the pallet flow lanes. For applications with a minimum amount of height clearance, Mezzanine Safeti-Gates designed the Pivot Model safety gate which requires less overhead space and uses fewer moving parts than the Roly® safety gate. “We also provide Dock-Lift gates that automatically close and lock into place as the lift elevates, as well as Dock gates that automatically closes when trucks drives away from the dock,” explains Conway.
All safety gate designs from Mezzanine Safeti-Gates comply with OSHA, ANSI, and IBC codes and standards. “We find inspiration from our customers as they have unique areas where one of our designs doesn’t fit, and then we design a unique solution to fit that area. We are geared by our customer’s needs,” states Conway. For the future, the company aims to continue providing its customers with easy to use, innovative safety devices that work automatically, and provide full protection.