Previous guardrail system designs once involved large amounts of time, money, and energy to install. Once the actual layout and dimensions were figured, the rail itself was produced, welded, and installed at the site itself, which depending on the process, could be very time-consuming. A process like this not only took up resources, time, and labor, but could also lead to business downtime if the construction process was disrupting the worksite, which could lead to additional economic losses.
Today there are more efficient systems available to use. One way around these previous disadvantages is to implement a production and installation process that shortens install time and uses resources and labor more efficiently. Modular guardrail systems are produced by a mode of construction that has been conceived with just these aims in mind.
Modular guardrails are manufactured in a factory away from build site. They consist of universal, interchangeable rail components that can easily be configured to meet the needs of the customer.
The process itself is simple and efficient. The manufacturer ascertains what sort of layout and dimensions the guardrail is going to take on, and then manufactures the needed components to complete the project. The components are shipped to the build site and are then installed quickly without the need for time-consuming welding. Less labor is used in less time, so not only are project costs contained, but the timely manner in which the guardrails are installed ensures that the customer can cut down on their own site downtime and save additional funds and resources in the process.
Guardrails are essential for a safe workplace in which heavy machinery is used on a daily basis. Construction of these guardrail systems don’t have to be as costly and time-consuming as they were in the past. Conventional guardrail construction methods have been replaced with more efficient, cost-effective modular construction methods that save the customer time and money.