Why Facility Managers Need Corner Guards: They're A Good Investment

by Boss Steel on January 16, 2019

Have you ever heard that old saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?" Well, if you're a facility manager, then you probably know exactly how much truth there is in this saying. Doing regular maintenance and upkeep helps keep things in top shape, but if you let them go until there's a problem then it take twice as much effort and three times as much time to get things back into tip-top shape.

That's why, if you don't have them, you should really invest in some corner guards.

A Shield Against Accidents

Look at the corners in your facility. Whether they're near a loading bay, around a storage area, or just in a regular hallway, they represent a vulnerable point. Even if everyone is being careful, sooner or later a corner is going to start picking up wear and tear from all the traffic going past it. Whether it's people putting their hands on the corner as they turn, furniture or loads bumping against it as they're hauled past, corners tend to take the brunt of incidental collisions.

You can't prevent these things from happening entirely. Even if you tell people to be careful, and you take every precaution possible, something will happen to your corners sooner or later.

That's where corner guards come in. These guards are like armor for your corners, providing you with a last line of defense for when an accident finally does happen. These guards will absorb impacts, protect against incidental contacts, scrapes, and brushings, and when they get too dinged, scratched, or even bent, they can be removed and replaced.

The cost, time, and effort to replace corner guards every few years may give some managers sticker shock. But when you compare it to the cost of replacing the corner itself, the choice is pretty easy to make.

For more information about corner guards, and how much they can save you, simply contact us today!