Effektiver Anfahrschutz und Eckschutz: Lagersicherheit gemäß BGR 234

Effective collision protection and corner protection: storage safety in accordance with BGR 234

Storage safety is a crucial factor in preventing accidents and damage in storage rooms. BGR 234, a regulation of the German professional associations, provides clear guidelines and recommendations for the safe storage of goods. A key aspect of warehouse safety concerns collision protection and corner protection. In this article we will take a closer look at the importance of collision protection and corner protection and show how these measures can contribute to compliance with BGR 234.

Collision protection for safe storage environments: Collision protection is an important precaution to prevent damage to storage racks, walls and other objects from vehicles such as forklifts or pallet trucks. By complying with BGR 234 and implementing appropriate collision protection systems, companies can ensure a safe warehouse environment.

What does the DGUV rule say about this?

4.2.5 Collision protection Fixed racks that are loaded or unloaded with conveyors that are not guided by guidelines must be protected in their corner areas - including passages - by a minimum 0.3 m height, sufficiently dimensioned, not connected to the rack must be secured with collision protection including yellow-black hazard markings. This does not apply to the inside of stationary end shelves in mobile devices. Collision protection can be considered sufficiently dimensioned if it can absorb an energy of at least 400 Nm. Regarding yellow and black hazard markings, see accident prevention regulations “Safety and health protection markings in the workplace” (BGV A8).
Excerpt from DGUV Rule 108-007

What should you pay attention to when it comes to collision protection?

Here are some key points to consider when it comes to collision protection:

  • Bull Bars and Bollards: Bull bars and bollards are strategically positioned in vulnerable locations to provide a physical barrier against vehicles. They absorb the impact and significantly reduce the consequences of collisions.
  • Protective profiles and strips: Protective profiles and strips are installed along storage racks or walls to protect them from damage caused by vehicles. They act as a buffer zone and reduce the risk of collisions and subsequent damage.
  • Warning devices: Clearly visible warning devices such as floor markings, signs and warning tapes can help ensure that vehicle drivers are alerted to react in time in dangerous areas. This minimizes the risk of accidents.

Effective corner protection for safe storage

Corner protection is another important aspect of storage safety according to BGR 234. Corners and edges in storage rooms are often vulnerable to damage from vehicles or stacked goods. By implementing appropriate corner protection measures, companies can prevent potential damage. Here are some relevant points for effective corner protection:

  • Corner protection angles: Corner protection angles are attached to the corners of storage racks, walls or columns to protect them from collisions. They offer additional protection and minimize the risk of damage.
  • Flexible Shock Absorbers: Flexible shock absorbers are often made of rubber or plastic and can be attached to corners. They serve as a buffer zone and milden the effects of collisions.
  • Visible markings: Color markings on corners can be used to alert vehicle drivers to possible danger areas. These markings should be clearly visible and easily recognizable.

BGR 234 provides clear guidelines and recommendations for warehouse safety, including collision protection and corner protection. Implementing appropriate collision and corner protection measures helps prevent damage to structures and goods and thus ensure safety in the workplace. By complying with BGR 234, companies can optimize their warehouse environments and protect both the physical integrity of their facilities and the safety of their employees.