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Should pedestrian safety gates swing inwards or outwards?

19 January 2022
Brendan Clayton

Should pedestrian safety gates swing inwards or outwards?

We often get asked this question, here is our answer...

Safety gates should always open away from the hazard.


This causes the pedestrian to have to step backwards first to open the gate, rather than just walking straight through the gate and into the path of a potential hazard.

If you are looking for Industrial Safety Gates, Forklift Safety Barriers and other Warehouse Safety Products, Industroquip have a huge range available in stock ready for fast shipping Australia wide.

Some of the Industrial Safety Gates we have available are:

Ball Fence Safety Gate

Telescopic Loading Dock Safety Gate

  • Ideal for restricted overhead space
  • Use where insufficient room for swing gate
  • Can extend from 2.3 to 3.8 metres
  • Boom can be locked at any length
  • Includes receiver post with lockable latch
  • Hi-viz powder coated yellow finish
  • Industroquip Supply & Install a full range of Warehouse Safety Barriers also

Mezzanine Safety Gates

The mezzanine safety gate is a roll over gate that allows pallets to be moved to and from mezzanine floors and dock areas safely.

Available in larger sizes this unit just fits standard sized pallets not oversized pallets.

Double Boom Gates for Loading Docks & Mezzanines

Designed to protect staff and promote safety for staff working on mezzanine floors, loading docks and elevated pallet drop areas.

The gate not only separates pedestrians from the forklift loading operation onto the mezzanine floors, they also secure the ledges of the loading bays to prevent unsafe fall accidents.

Supplied in kit form or we can install at your facility anywhere in Australia or New Zealand

Here at Industroquip we can also arrange installation of your Industrial Safety Gates and Warehouse Barriers anywhere in Australia & New Zealand.

Reach out today with your requirements on 1300 554 192 or










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