containing building visitors for safety & security
A local warehouse was beginning to notice a problem with shipping and delivery drivers entering their building without supervision and having full access to their warehouse floor, inventory, and machinery. This was not only a security issue, but due to the nature of a warehouse and busy shipping areas, these drivers entering the building were also a potential safety hazard with busy forklift traffic and other machinery working in the area. The warehouse decided to install wire driver access cages to contain warehouse visitors for improved security.
If a truck driver could enter the building and be able to wander throughout the warehouse facility with free access, then anyone else could potentially do the same. This lead to an increased risk of losing valuable inventory as well as safety issues and insurance claims from untrained and unauthorized personnel in the facility. Wirecrafters® wire driver and building access cages contain truck drivers and building visitors to a confined area away from inventory while also keeping them safe from warehouse traffic and machinery.
driver access cage design & features
A typical wire driver access cage or man trap is approximately 6′ x 6′ x 8′ high. In most cases, the controlled access cage is a three-sided cage with a ceiling that is mounted against an existing building wall. When a delivery or shipping driver enters the building from an existing door, the driver is enclosed inside the cage and prevents them from walking through the facility. Most driver access cages are equipped with a service window with a shelf where the driver can sign for his shipment and transfer other paperwork to warehouse employees without having to enter the warehouse itself. Although the wire driver access cage has a 3′ x 7′ hinged door, the driver does not have the ability to open it from inside the cage.
The company had an electromagnetic lock added to the wire driver access cages to the inside door that would work with employee’s existing card readers. This allowed employees to enter through the exterior door, swipe their employee badge of card on the reader, and enter into the secured warehouse area. On the warehouse side of the driver cage’s door, a full width push bar was installed to allow a quick exist. This push bar allows employees to exit the work area at the end of their shifts without having to use a keycard, or in case of an emergency that requires them to leave the area quickly.