Rail system helps eliminate falls from flatbeds


The SpeedGuard system from Garlock Equipment helps eliminate falls off flatbed trailers being loaded, unloaded and tarped. One person can attach the system in 10 minutes or less – from ground level – with the heaviest piece weighing 23 pounds, according to the company. The totally integrated system is stored in a compact package on wheels, so it can be rolled wherever it’s needed, inside and outside.

Garlock says SpeedGuard works on almost any flatbed trailer: Insert seven railholders into the stake pockets on each side, drop in six railings, roll the ladder into place, and drop in the last rail section at the back. A system also is available for flatbeds with damaged or nonexistent stake pockets, according to the company.

For more information, go to www.railguard.net.