Monday 21 October 2013

Reasons Why You Need Corner Guards Before the Holidays

If you’ve been thinking about installing corner guards, now is the time to put your thoughts into action. By having corner guards placed before the holidays get here, you’ll be free to focus on much more important things once they actually arrive.

During the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, you’re likely to do a lot of entertaining. This means there will be more people coming and going from your house, and an increased likelihood of your walls being damaged as a result. When you add alcohol into the equation, your odds of suffering wall damage are increased even further. If you have our attractive wall guards in place, you’ll feel free to show your guests a good time because you won’t be worried about wall damage.

You’re also more likely to damage your wall when toting large boxes of decorations in and out of your home. Christmas trees and their accompanying ornaments can be bulky and awkward, making it more likely you will scrape against the wall while you are carrying them. This is especially true if you must move these decorations up or down stairs. Having strategically placed corner guards will eliminate this worry so that your decorating plans can go off without a hitch.

While there are certainly lots of benefits to installing corner guards before the holidays, you won’t want to wait until they get here to think about doing so. Instead, contact us today so that your holiday season can be filled with joy instead of worry over the condition of your walls.

Thursday 3 October 2013

Corner Guards: For When the Unexpected is Expected

The very fact that OSHA exists says something about the overall safety levels of industrial North America. After all, if businesses, factories, warehouses, and loading docks were inherently accident free, why would there be a need for a government agency to oversee the overall safety and health of employees?

Interestingly, safety professionals and regulators generally evaluate success or failure in the safety arena by looking to the past:

Safety performance has traditionally been evaluated using “after the loss” measurements including Worker’s Compensation losses and costs due to accidents... These “reactive” or “lagging” indicators have a long history of use and have become the accepted standard for measuring the success of safety programs in the marketplace. (Phil Hagan, Safety First)

While such procedures are all well and good for the prediction of future costs and the evaluation of overall safety practices in particular industries, they do nothing for the prevention of accidents - a fact which Hagan goes on to note in his article. Simply keeping tally of the dollar amount of property damaged over the course of the last year does little to prevent the damages from recurring.

It's what's done with the data that's important. That's why accident prevention training is so vital. Likewise, careful allocation of resources aimed toward mitigating damage due to workplace mishaps can pay dividends in the long run.

To that end, businesses with the foresight to install Boss corner guards can rest assured that they have taken a critical step toward protecting their investment against workplace mishaps. While they won't necessarily save lives, corner guards will protect corners against equipment damage anywhere that heavy machinery is present. 

Whether you choose the Aluminum Checker Plate corner guards to protect against typical workplace wear and tear on your drywall, brick, or plaster corners; the heavy-duty Industrial Corner Guards to guard against heavy machinery damage on the corners in your warehouses, garages, manufacturing plants, or industrial yards; or any of our other fine corner guard products, we know that you will be satisfied with your investment. 

For more information regarding Boss Corner Guards, please feel free to contact us.