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The Importance of High-Visibility Safety-Related Systems in the Workplace

When it comes to workplace safety, safety-related systems play a pivotal role. These unassuming features provide more than just stability—they safeguard employees, enhance aesthetics, and contribute to a positive work culture. Let’s explore why high-visibility handrails matter:

Preventing Accidents and Falls

Safety related products serve as a critical safety measure to prevent accidents and falls. Here’s why they matter:

  • Stability: According to HSE, about 95% of major slips result in broken bones especially in manufacturing and in the service sectors. Handrails and Safety Walkway systems like moulded GRP flooring provide a stable support system, especially in areas with elevated walkways, stairs, or ramps. Employees can confidently navigate these spaces, reducing the risk of slips and falls.

  • Visibility: High-visibility guard rails are designed with attention-grabbing colours or reflective materials. This visibility ensures that employees notice and use them consistently. They help protect pedestrians from any moving threat and clearly define boundaries for moving vehicles.

Compliance with Regulations
  • Safety Standards: Regulatory bodies set stringent guidelines for handrail design, installation, and maintenance. Complying with these standards is not just a legal requirement; it’s a commitment to employee safety.

  • Regular Inspections: Routine inspections ensure that handrails and walkway systems remain in good condition. Any signs of wear, damage, or instability should be promptly addressed.

Fostering a Safety Culture
  • Employee Confidence: When employees see well-maintained safety systems, they feel confident about their workplace safety. This confidence translates into better focus on tasks and increased productivity.

  • Inclusivity: Handrails and walkways benefit everyone—whether it’s an employee with mobility challenges, a visitor unfamiliar with the layout, or someone carrying a heavy load. Inclusivity promotes a positive work environment.

Aesthetics and Brand Image
  • Aesthetic Appeal: High-visibility handrails need not be eyesores. Modern designs blend safety with aesthetics, enhancing the overall look of the facility.

  • Brand Reputation: A workplace that prioritises safety sends a positive message to clients, partners, and potential employees. It reflects a commitment to excellence and care.

To enhance the visibility of safety-related systems such as handrails and walkways, they should be powder-coated in a bright colour, such as yellow. Here’s how the powder coating process works:

How is powder coating applied to industrial Safety-related systems?

Powder coating for industrial handrails involves several steps:

  1. Surface Preparation:

  • Cleaning the handrails thoroughly to remove dirt, rust, and contaminants.

  • Techniques like shot blasting or sandblasting create a clean and smooth surface.

  1. Application of Powder Coating:

  • Using a spray gun to apply the powder coating material.

  • Electrostatic attraction ensures the powder adheres to the grounded handrail.

  • The coating covers the entire handrail evenly.

  1. Curing Process:

  • Heating the coated handrails in an oven to cure the powder.

  • Curing temperatures typically range from (175°C to 230°C).

  • Powder particles melt and form a protective film.

  1. Cooling and Inspection:

  • After curing, allowing the handrails to cool.

  • Inspecting the coating for uniformity, adhesion, and defects.

Benefits include durability, environmental friendliness, colour variety, and corrosion resistance. Proper preparation and precise application are crucial for a high-quality finish

Kite Group stands out for its commitment to safety and adaptability. Their bespoke service allows any safety-related product—whether it’s handrails, barriers, Access ladders or walkways—to be powder coated. This customisation ensures high visibility, meeting workplace requirements while maintaining durability and aesthetics. Kite Group truly puts safety in the spotlight!


Remember, the next time you grasp a handrail, appreciate its role—it’s not just a railing; it’s a commitment to safety and well-being. Let’s continue building workplaces where everyone feels secure and supported!


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