How to Choose the Best Guardrail for Your Business Needs

May 28, 2015

Does your business have a need for guardrail, but you can’t decide between standard or heavy-duty guardrail?

The differences between standard guardrail and heavy-duty guardrail are mainly the width of the pipe rails and the degree of impact they can absorb. Standard guardrail is comprised of 4-inch schedule 40 steel pipe rails and 2-1/2 schedule 80 steel pipe posts. It can withstand the impact from a 12,000-pound forklift traveling at 4 mph. Heavy-duty guardrail is made of 6-inch schedule 40 steel pipe rails and 4-inch schedule 80 steel pipe posts. It can stop a 12,000-pound forklift traveling twice as fast, at 8 mph.

Both types of guardrail are delivered fully assembled and never require paint. They can be placed within 6  to  8’’ of a wall which saves valuable floor space. They are available in standard lengths of 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12-foot sections, with various heights available. For longer sections, space them 6 to 8 inches apart.

Both standard and heavy-duty guardrail are available in a one-line and two-line system, and the brand we carry is the strongest on the market. They are suitable for protecting equipment, people and property both indoors and out. We also carry a variety of compliance and safety products for warehouses, manufacturing centers, plants and other commercial facilities that commonly have needs for such materials.

To order guardrail, visit our Guardrail page or call 262.346.8451.