In all work environments, there are certain parts of your building that will be at high risk of contact. Any edge or corner is particularly vulnerable as it is easy for people to misjudge a turn, especially in high-traffic areas. Various corner guard options are available to protect your building, saving you the price of repairs and improving overall safety. From an aesthetic perspective, wall corner guards provide a sleek, stylish appearance and are available in a wide range of colours.
Identifying high-contact zones in your building
Part of creating effective corner protection and design is identifying the most vulnerable areas in your building. Knowing the requirements of your business gives you the information to create the perfect buffer for your corners.
High traffic areas
Most buildings will have a high-traffic area, whether in the hallways of a high school or hospital or the entranceway to a business. As you may suspect, the more traffic an area experiences, the higher its chances of an accident that will damage your walls. Taking preventive measures, like installing corner protection, will pay for itself in the busiest areas of your business.
Areas where heavy equipment moves
Facilities with heavy mobile equipment have an increased risk of wall corner damage happening often. The extent of this damage can be quite severe. This can include trolleys, wheelchairs, hospital beds or even vehicles.
Places where deliveries are left
If your business receives plenty of orders (for example, the dock area of a warehouse), this provides plenty of opportunity for items to damage the corners of your building. This can range from the deliveries themselves to the trolleys carrying them.
Anywhere with furniture
Though we think of most furniture as stationary, something as simple as pushing your chair back to stand up can leave a dent in your wall. Corners are particularly vulnerable to a bump from a sofa or moving a table. Areas like waiting rooms or offices can easily experience corner damage from the slight bump of a chair.
What are the risks of leaving a corner wall unprotected?
There are both short-term and long-term risks to not taking preventive measures for your walls. The most obvious downside is that your walls are much more likely to sustain damage. Not only can this be an eyesore, but many dents, scratches and especially paint chips will only get worse if left unfixed. In severe cases, a bump to your wall corners can cause structural damage to your building.
Fixing these things costs time and money. However, if you don’t take any preventive action, this situation will happen again. The price of corner protection will pay for itself with each unexpected bump. Corner guards also provide added safety for your workplace for both your staff and clients.
Advantages of wall corner guards or wall corner protectors
A durable solution to corner damage
Corner guards provide an extra shield for your corners and are designed to take the brunt of an impact. These heavy-duty products will stand up to the impact of trolleys, wheelchairs, equipment and furniture.
Cut down on repair and maintenance costs
You may be surprised how much even the smallest dent or scratch can cost to repair. Depending on the severity of the damage, a single repair costs anywhere from around a hundred dollars to somewhere in the thousands. Corner protection is a one-time investment that will last for years.
Hygienic and easy to clean
Since the pandemic, issues of hygiene have never been more important. Whether you work in a medical facility or food preparation area, PVC is antibacterial and an ideal material that will ensure the safety of your workspace.
A practical way to update your office layout
Made from flexible, versatile PVC, wall protection comes in a range of sizes and is perfect for customising and moulding to fit your building’s layout. Along with variety in size, PVC comes in a range of colours, including blue, green, white, black, brown, grey, beige, red and many more.
Ideal for a range of industries
Whatever business you’re in, chances are that your building will benefit from corner protection. Many of our clients are from the following industries:
- Medical facilities
- Shopping centres
What won’t corner guards protect?
Corner guard installation will help protect some of the most vulnerable parts of your work area. However, they won’t guard everything. For complete protection, there are a couple of other options available.
Your wall surface is one decent bump away from a dent or scratch. Wall protection is any product, whether it is a panel or guard rail, that helps protect your wall from impact.
Your doors are some of the most frequently used features in your entire building, and sudden impact can cause structural damage. Door protectors provide your doors with an extra barrier made from materials that can handle sudden, high impact.
Corner guards are the cornerstone of any building’s protection and will significantly cut down your maintenance and repair costs over the long run. Corner guards are made from PVC plastic, which is durable, easy to maintain and hygienic. With a wide range of colours and design options, you’ll find the perfect option that protects your corners and spruces up the workplace at the same time.