Industrial & Warehouse Catwalks | Oxnard
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What are industrial catwalks?
Warehouse and industrial catwalks are a secure and practical way for employees to reach high up areas in a plant or warehouse. They provide a convenient way of accessing equipment in addition to acting as walkways for workers, and can be tailored to address the specific needs of your operation.
Industrial catwalks are designed to avoid disrupting operations at ground level, and can be assembled very quickly without the need for new construction. Additionally, industrial catwalks, paired with mezzanines are a highly effective way to maximize the utilization of space in your building and increase your capacity without the considerable pain of new construction.
What are catwalks used for?
Industrial facilities use catwalk systems for a variety of purposes, the most common being to connect two points on the manufacturing or warehouse floor without disrupting the wider workflow. As a secondary benefit, this may also enhance safety, as catwalks can route employees away from hazardous equipment, substances, lift trucks, or other potentially unsafe operations.
Catwalks can also provide overhead access to hoppers, tanks, machinery and other large installations. Generally, it can be difficult to service and adjust large equipment using floor level options like aerial lifts. Catwalk systems can be positioned so that employees can freely access equipment for regular maintenance functions.
Catwalks are often used in combination with mezzanines to provide access to overhead storage and work spaces. These types of configurations can take advantage of the vertical area in a warehouse, greatly improving space utilization and efficiency.
Catwalks come in a broad array of styles, so you can find one that meets your individual demands. If you're not sure what type of catwalk would work best for your operation, contact Raymond West for advice.
What are the benefits of using industrial catwalks?
There are many advantages to putting catwalks to use in your facility. For one, they can be quickly and easily adapted to fit the specific needs of your business. This makes them an ideal solution for small businesses with anticipation of growth.
Additionally, catwalk systems provide safe and convenient accessibility to all parts of your warehouse. This is particularly beneficial in operations where installed fixtures must be regularly accessed or where there is a lot of floor activity. Ultimately, industrial catwalks make more of your warehouse accessible while also keeping it safe.
How are industrial catwalks installed?
Prefabricated catwalk systems usually ship in components that can be easily assembled onsite. Supports, walkways, rails and stairs can all be put together relatively easily. Catwalk installation can be completed by your own team or outside contractors like Raymond West.
Made-to-order catwalks are a more involved process. After a preliminary site analysis, system design, fabrication and installation can take several weeks.
Are industrial and warehouse catwalks safe?
Without question, catwalks are safe. They come equipped with stairs and safety rails, and their heavy steel construction is nearly impervious to minor mishaps like moderate forklift impacts and other safety events.
As a matter of fact, catwalks can significantly improve the safety practices inside your operation by separating workers from potentially dangerous activities. For warehouses with heavy forklift traffic, catwalk systems can route pedestrians away from forklifts and prevent accidents.
For a few industrial tasks like chemical processing or smelting, catwalks can be essential equipment for keeping workers away from potentially hazardous activities.
Catwalk Systems Near Me
If you think your operation could benefit from the use of catwalks, or you want to discuss options for catwalk or mezzanine systems, contact an engineering expert at Raymond West today.
Raymond West's Oxnard / Ventura service area includes Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Ventura, Santa Paula, Westlake Village, Simi Valley and all surrounding areas.
Ventura County, CA