Safesite bespoke safety system at Darwin Shopping
The Darwin Shopping Centre in Shrewsbury now provides staff with safe access to recycling bins in the underground loading bay, after Safesite installed a bespoke safety system.
The Darwin Shopping Centre is the largest of the main shopping centres in Shrewsbury.
As with any large shopping centre, recycling plays an important part of the day to day running of the centre.
Four sections of the underground loading bay are used to house recycling bins for the stores.
These bins are located below an access walkway so that staff can drop their recycled rubbish into the corresponding bin from the walkway above.
After reviewing the process, the Centre’s operational manager, Russell Hall, identified that it was possible for staff to overbalance and potentially fall into the recycling bin or area below, so contacted Safesite for an effective solution.
Safesite’s System 2000 guardrail has been modified to allow the system to be bolted to the concrete walkways to provide a fixed safety system.
The system’s bottom rail has been placed at 600mm from the floor level in order to make it easier to dispose of plastic bags and boxes.
This allows shop assistants to pass the rubbish beneath the guardrail rather than climb up and drop the rubbish from a higher level which would pose a fall from height risk.
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