In the business of day-to-day workplace operations, it’s easy for an employee to have a foot injury due to a heavy cart rolling over a foot.  Heavy carts and wheels can cause serious injuries, but with the help of toe guards this can be prevented.    

What Are Toe Guards
Toe guards are a safety accessory that are added to a caster to minimize the risk of injury to the toes, heels, and feet. Toe guards can be made from a variety of different materials including plastic or steel and come in a variety of sizes and styles to accommodate different size casters. Casters can be equipped with integral factory installed toe guards or can be installed on existing casters in the field. Toe guards are normally mounted around ½ inch off the floor but can be customized to different heights to fit any application if needed. Toe guards allow the caster to spin freely and the wheel to move within the toe guard without interfering with its movement.  

How Do Toe Guards Work
There are different types and designs of toe guards, but their end goal is always to create a cage like barrier around casters that prevents the caster from rolling over objects. Toe guards help to prevent injuries because instead of rolling over your toes, the toes just bump into the toe guard attached to the caster.  

Albion Field Installable Toe Guards
If your workplace rolls heavy objects around, toe guards may be a great option for you. Albion’s field installable toe guards are easy to install and there’s no drilling or modification needed to fit existing casters. The guards are available on various wheel diameters and tread widths, making it easy for you to find the perfect guard for your application. Albion’s field installable toe guards are sold as a kit with everything you need for an easy installation, making the installation process simple.    

Toe Guards are an important safety feature that can help prevent accidents and injuries in the workplace. Albion’s Toe Guards are easy to install, no drilling or tapping required, and provide a simple and effective way to improve the safety and performance of your casters. If you want to learn more about the toe guard selection at Colson Group, get in contact today and we’ll find the right solution for you.