GuardRail Protecting Electrical Equipment

Wirecrafters GuardRail Systems

The GuardRail Systems offer solution for protecting personnel, machinery, and property from accidents involving moving equipment such as forklifts and sweepers.

What is a WireCrafters GuardRail System?

The Wirecrafters GuardRail Systems allow for protection of people, machinery, and property from accidents involving forklifts, sweepers, or other moving facility equipment.

This rail system is able to withstand impacts of 10,000 pounds at 4 miles per hour (Impact Test Sheet).

Guardrail Features

  • Rated to withstand impact of 10,000 lb load at 4 miles per hour.
  • Quick Installation - components bolt together.
  • All assembly hardware, including floor anchors, is included with your order.
  • Two styles, single and double rail.
  • Combined rails and columns sized to layout on one foot centers.
  • Optional lift out sections, and offset column base plates available.

Choosing the Right Guardrail

These systems are available in many configurations, including single and double rail styles. The single guard rail columns are 17" high, and double rail columns stand 43" tall. All columns are 4" x 4", and come with 1/2" thick steel base plates.

The 11 gauge formed steel rails come in standard lengths (0'-8", 1'-8", 2'-8", 3'-8", 4'-8", 5'-8", 6'-8", 7'-8", 8'-8", and 9'-8") to reach even foot increments center to center of each column. Custom guard rail lengths are also available. Rails mount to the columns with 1/2" x 5" through bolts. All rails are powder coat painted safety yellow.

  • Columns

    All columns shall be made of 4" square x 1/4" wall structural steel tubing, with 10" square x 1/2" thick steel base plates securely welded to the column, and metal cap. Uprights shall have 9/16" holes drilled at the factory to accept rail mounting hardware. Single rail columns are 17" high, double rail columns 43" high. Column uprights shall be centered on base plates with four 7/8" holes for anchoring to the floor. Column uprights with offset base plates may have three holes for anchoring to the floor.

  • Rails

    All rails shall be formed from 11 gauge steel free from burrs and surface defects, with 3 1/2" x 13" x 1/4" steel end plates securely welded to each. Custom lengths available.

  • Options

    Rail Lift Out kits, offset column base plates, and corner offset columns are available.

  • Hardware

    Rails mount to columns with 1/2" x 5" through bolts. Columns anchor to floor with 3/4" x 4-1/4" wedge type anchors. Assembly hardware provided.

  • Finish

    Posts and rails are powder coat yellow.

Safety Guidelines

Guardrail from WireCrafters can prevent damage and is highly rated to protect people, machinery and property from harm. It's wise to install this guardrail to protect people, machinery and property from accidents involving forklifts, sweepers or other moving facility equipment. Fall protection systems are necessary for many companies to keep employees and equipment safe.


A maintenance team at your company can easily install protective railing and WireCrafters guardrail. However, if you're looking for expert installation services and your company is in Iowa or Illinois, our team of service technicians is happy to help install your safety guardrail, or any other truck and loading dock equipment you may have. Fill out the form below and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

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