Wire guards are barriers made of metal wire that create a visual and physical perimeter around hazardous and dangerous machinery. They provide partial visibility and are an effective and inexpensive method of keeping personnel and employees away from danger zones in manufacturing facilities, plants, warehouses and factories.
Wire guards control traffic, segment off security areas and keep larger flying debris from leaving the machine workplace. They are easy and quick to install, and are not effected by power outages or electrical issues like safety light curtains are. Wire guards usually enclose automated and robotic machinery, tanks, heavy equipment, motors and spiral HVAC fans. They are used both indoors and out, and are usually over six feet tall to prevent individuals from climbing over the barrier. Besides protecting workers from accident and injury, wire guards also prevent unauthorized personnel from entering certain work zones, as well as lower the risk of tampering and vandalism. Unlike other forms of machine guards, wire guards are an effective way to alert workers to the existence of potentially dangerous machinery. They are often painted bright colors like orange or yellow and have warning signs hung from them.