The importance of hose ramps and cable bridges in any industrial setting cannot be underestimated. The range from DENIOS UK can help to protect your hoses from damage incurred by traffic and footfall in busy workplaces with lots of activity and heavy machinery in motion.
SAFE ROUTES WITH HOSE AND CABLE BRIDGES FOR TROUBLE-FREE CROSSING AND PROTECTION OF CABLES
When cables have to be temporarily or permanently laid above ground, they often pose an operational safety hazard. Traffic routes and passageways must be kept free of trip hazards and damage to cables must be prevented.
Cable bridges are a simple solution that can be easily and conveniently installed at the locations concerned. Modular construction offers flexibility and can be adapted to different conditions on site.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN CHOOSING A CABLE BRIDGE?
Various factors play a role in the choice of cable bridges. First of all, the hose diameter must be taken into account and a correspondingly high or low bridge must be selected. The number of cables running under a bridge also plays a role in the choice of size. If the cable bridge is to be driven over by vehicles, the maximum axle load must be observed. Last but not least, cable bridges can be anchored to the ground or laid without any fixings.
Why choose DENIOS UK hose and cable bridges?
It is essential for you to install high-quality hose ramp and cable bridges within your premises to help protect your hoses and wires. For example, our ramps to place over hoses, for hose diameters up to 120 mm are ideal for installation in any working environment in which machinery such as fork lift trucks or lorries are likely to be used, and will often drive over important hoses, cables and wires.
When hoses are left unprotected, there are various potential hazards that may occur. The weather poses one potential threat to hoses. For instance, UV exposure over a long period of time can significantly damage hoses, while exposure to extreme cold and severe weather conditions can cause them to become weak. This means that they are more likely to burst when run over by vehicles onsite. However, a cable bridge from DENIOS UK can provide ample protection to ensure the longevity of your hoses and cables, which will not be as susceptible to external forces which impact their condition negatively.
Hoses and cables can also be protected with quality cable ramps to ensure that they cannot easily be moved aside by either vehicles or human traffic. Loose cables that are not properly re-enforced can be a source for accidental trips by employees or visitors to the site. Avoid these simple but costly accidents that may otherwise occur by installing high-quality kerb ramps, including our kerb ramp, rubber, black-refl. Yellow, incl. anti-slip surface, H 150 mm from DENIOS UK.
Prior to installation
Before you install the products to help protect your hoses and cables from traffic, it is best to evaluate the kind of activities that take place in the given area within your company. Things to take note of include temperature, moisture levels and the type of vehicles likely to be present.
WHAT REGULATIONS MUST BE OBSERVED WHEN LAYING HOSE BRIDGES?
Even if the need for and purpose of cable bridges seem quite obvious, they are also subject to regulations, for example the rules on occupational health and safety from professional association BG Bau. For example, different cables may not simply be laid next to each other. It is therefore advisable to consult a DENIOS expert.
When cable bridges are laid, the associated signs and notices must not be forgotten. As cable bridges must not be crossed at full speed, drivers must be able to recognise them in advance and reduce their speed accordingly. A high-contrast colour for the cable bridge also helps people note these protective measures.
The maximum crossing speed should not be exceeded to avoid damage to the cable bridge and the vehicle. On complicated terrain with a lot of traffic, a speed limit ensures better safety and can also help prevent accidents.