• Shaun Bateman

Enhance workplace safety with strip curtains



A large percentage of workplace accidents happen at internal entry and exit points as well as at points of transition between various sections in a manufacturing or storage facility. Ensuring optimum visibility will significantly reduce the risks associated with the movement of vehicular traffic in these areas.

This is according to Wim Dessing, sales executive at Apex Strip Curtains & Doors, who says that the use of transparent general-purpose strip curtains to cordon off doorways and sections of a plant will go a long way to mitigate against risks and improve safety in the workplace.

Locally manufactured Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains are produced using specially formulated transparent PVC material which enhances visibility. Individual strips incorporate the company’s patented Balledge® feature which, while ensuring an effective thermal seal at all times, allows the strips to part easily allowing unimpeded movement of personnel or vehicular traffic.

The Balledge® design comprises a reinforced edge on the border of each strip that provides extended life of the strips irrespective of the application in which they are used.

HACCP compliant Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains play a vital role in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries by preventing the ingress of unwanted elements. This requirement is critical in the light of issues such as cross-contamination.

Dessing says that production facilities, as well as retail outlets, have come to depend on strip curtains to minimise the entrance of dust and heat, while at the same time facilitating easy access for personnel and vehicular traffic.

Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains are commonly attached to an overhead hanging rail and provide a cost-effective and highly efficient way of separating atmospherically critical areas from temperature extremes and environmental pollutants. In addition to their obvious use at the entrance and exit points, the industrial PVC strip curtains are also becoming increasingly popular as a means of temporarily partitioning areas within larger facilities.

“With an in-depth knowledge of the requirements under HACCP, our team is able to customise solutions that consider all design and regulatory elements within an operation,” Dessing concludes.

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