Cable and rigging products can be found in all kinds of places. Cable railing parts and cable assembly pieces can be found in commercial and residential properties and are used to form the basis of railings and guardrails in a number of places. Railings and guardrails are so common place that many just ignore them, but they really do serve an important role and this article will look at why these things are so important.
- Keep Your Workers Safe From Falls: One reason why railings and guardrails are so important is that if you own a business they can keep your workers safe from potentially dangerous falls. Cable and rigging products can be used to create guardrails that are OSHA compliant (at a heigh of 42 inches), which allow workers to walk on ledges without fear of falling and getting injured.
- Provide a Safe Way to Go Up and Down Stairways: Another reason why railings and guardrails are so important is because they provide a safe way to go up and down stairways safely. Staircase accidents are the second leading cause of accidental injury, not only that, one in three elderly adults suffers a serious stairway fall every year. Cable and rigging products can make staircases safer and theoretically prevent these falls from happening. Having stairs with proper railings can make it easier for the elderly to get up and down the stairs without falling and getting hurt.
- Allow for Safe Walking on Outside Balconies: A third reason why railings and guardrails are so important is because they make it safe for someone to walk outside on a balcony. It would be practically impossible to enjoy the view on a 5th story balcony with no railing to prevent you from falling over the ledge. Railings make it safe to walk out on balconies and other high viewing points, without them safe balconies just wouldn’t be possible.
In conclusion, railings and guardrails are an extremely important part of our lives, even though we ignore them most of the time. For business owners, guardrails keep workers safe from potentially dangerous falls at their workplace, railings also make it safe to go up and down staircases, and railings allow for safe walking on outside balconies. Without railings and guardrails, buildings would not be as safe as they are now, so it’s a very good thing that they can be found everywhere.