Allplastics Engineering has fabricated a series of clear unbreakable polycarbonate guards designed to protect fire extinguishers in commercial and industrial facilities against accidental damage.

An essential safety feature in commercial and industrial buildings, fire extinguishers are required to be regularly serviced and maintained to ensure smooth operation in the event of a fire. Factory managers, who are responsible for their upkeep, are often faced with situations when forklifts accidentally damage the fire extinguishers, rendering them unusable.

To prevent such accidental knocks, especially in warehouse facilities and factory floors, Allplastics has fabricated protective guards made from clear unbreakable polycarbonate that not only safeguard the fire extinguishers but also keep the fire safety devices visible to staff.

A dimensionally stable engineering plastic, polycarbonate combines high transparency with robust strength, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. Polycarbonate is available as various brands including Makrolon, Lexan, Tufffak and Safeguard.

According to the maintenance manager at a major pharmaceutical company in Sydney, the polycarbonate guards make a dramatic improvement in the number of hours lost due to damaged fire extinguishers as well as costs of replacing fire extinguishers.

Allplastics also fabricates custom dispensers, boxes, bins and safety barriers from polycarbonate.