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A Guide To Safety Features From The Leading Mezzanine Installer In Rugby

If you’re looking for a mezzanine installer in Rugby or the wider Midlands area, make Holl & Holl Installations your first choice. We have over 30 years of experience in designing and fitting mezzanine flooring, working on a wide range of projects, from small retail fixtures to large warehouse installations. Not only will we oversee your project from start to finish, but we’ll also ensure that all of the relevant safety features have been considered for your mezzanine. When the appropriate loading gates, guard rails and access points are worked into your design, accidents are less likely to occur, protecting you, your employees and your building.

Safety Features

Weight Load
The load-bearing capacity of mezzanine flooring varies depending on its intended use. If you intend to store heavy items on your additional level and the weight exceeds 500kg, Building Regulation approval will be needed. Holl & Holl will help you to complete all relevant documentation to ensure your structure complies with legal requirements and is structurally sound.

Guardrails are required at all exposed edges of your mezzanine to prevent people, storage items or equipment from falling. The top rail should be 1.1 metres tall with one or more intermediate rails placed at a maximum of 0.5 metres apart. The addition of a kickplate helps to stop small items from being nudged over the edge and additional panels or safety mesh should be considered in certain settings.

Fire Safety
As the leading mezzanine installer in Rugby, we ensure that all of our structures comply with Fire Safety Regulations under the Fire Safety Order for building owners. Fire-resistant tiles, fire-rated column cladding, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems may be considered as part of your design. Clear escape routes and emergency exits are integrated into mezzanine floor plans to facilitate a prompt evacuation in an emergency.

Access Points
Installing stairs or a lift is recommended if you will frequently access your mezzanine level. Hoists, chutes, rollers and conveyors can be fitted to assist in moving heavy or bulky items. Many mezzanines, particularly in warehouses, are used to store large items or palletised stock. Speak with your Holl & Holl designer about the safest location to install stairs or loading points.

Loading Gates
There are many different types of loading gates. Your Holl & Holl designer will discuss your needs and select the appropriate model based on loading requirements, twin pallet application, headroom restrictions and space-saving features. Loading gates provide a secure barrier during loading and unloading operations, preventing accidental falls or equipment mishaps.

To ensure the longevity and safety of your mezzanine floor, conduct regular inspections, including a biannual visual check for signs of wear, damage or corrosion. Pay special attention to areas where the mezzanine connects to your building and address any issues promptly.
If your intermediate level needs updating, contact Holl & Holl and we’ll send a mezzanine installer in Rugby to attend a site visit. Read our previous blog to explore further maintenance tips.

Contact The #1 Mezzanine Installer In Rugby

Our family-run business offers exceptional design and installation of mezzanine flooring, tailored to your unique business needs. If you’d like to schedule a site visit with a mezzanine installer in Rugby, call 024 7792 0614 or email info@hollinsinstallations.co.uk. Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

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