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Cable Safety You Can't Afford to Ignore

cablesafety-blogHaving uncovered cables in your facility, whether it’s temporary or permanent, is a dangerous practice and something that should be a priority to remedy. According to OSHA 15% of all accidental deaths and 12-15% off all Workers’ Compensation claims are caused by trips, slips and falls.

If you aren’t keeping your cables covered correctly you’re not only risking the health and safety of your employees and guests, but, you’re also risking severe damage to your expensive cables and hoses from vehicles, carts and forklifts.

Luckily, the solution to this problems is an easy one. Invest now in a line of quality cable covers that will save you money sooner than you may realize. Checkers Cable Protectors are available for every kind of workplace scenario you can imagine.

Checkers has the right configuration for your business whether your need is for an office, an outdoor event, a warehouse, a factory, a construction company, a hospital, a
convention, a repair shop - pretty much any workplace or event you can imagine.

Checkers even has cable covers for the mining industry that can withstand the weight of a 400-ton haul truck without crushing the hose underneath (see the video!).

Here are some of the benefits of a Checkers Cable Protection system:

• Prevent employee and public injuries
• Protect valuable hoses and cables from damage
• Make your business ready for any inspection
• Save in repaving costs when used for a temporary      construction situation
• Create a cleaner and more efficient workplace
• Move protectors easily when cable configurations change
• Polyurethane material is incredibly strong and durable
• Protectors have a 5-bar tread surface for maximum traction

How to Choose a Cable Protector System

When deciding on which Cable Protector is right for you. The first thing to determine is if you need:

a. A general purpose cable cover for people and light vehicles
b. A heavy duty solution for trucks, utility vehicles and heavy traffic

Then consider these 3 questions:

  1. What is the largest diameter of cable channel needed?
  2. How many cable channels are needed?
  3. What kind of traffic will be crossing over these cable covers?

These three questions will narrow it down for you.

Some other things that may help decide what you need:

• Do the cable covers need to turn, split or create a 4-way?
• Is an ADA/DDA Accessibility Ramp option needed?
• Is a certain color needed?
• Is a drop-over style placement needed because the cables will be moving regularly?

All of these options are available in more than one system, but not in all systems. Defining what you need before choosing your cable covers is the best way to get the system that will work the best with your business for a long, long time.

All straight length cable protectors are 36" or 3 feet. If you're in an industry where you will be transporting the cable covers often, many of them work well in this Storage and Transport Cart that Checkers designed for this purpose.

We’ve created some reference guides to help you determine which Cable Covers are best for you.

If you need general purpose coverage for an office, commercial space, indoor entertainment,  school or warehouse click here.General Purpose guide for Cable Covers for Warehouse, Office, Industrial, Events

If you need heavy duty coverage for a warehouse, factory, outdoor event, mining site or utility facilities, click here.Guide for Heavy Duty Cable and Hose Covers for Industrial, Mining, Facotry, Manufacturing


If you’d like to choose your protectors by load capacity, click here.

cable covers guide by load capacityCheckers Cable Protectors are one of the best investments you can make for your business and your people. Please feel free to call or email us with any questions so we can help you find the right system for you.