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Tuesday, 22 November 2016


Once, twice, three strikes, you're out!
In too many instances, this dump truck wash bay in Hamilton was experiencing damages to the door header. How? Driver's forgot that they're truck boxes were left open and proceeded to enter the bay. Even this big orange sign wasn't doing the trick...

Sectional-Door-Damage-with-Window-Panels | Height-Restricted Sectional Doors, Hamilton | Wilcox Door
Sectional Door with Window Panels

Clatter-Bar-Post-Construction | Concrete-Secured Clatter Bar Post, Hamilton | Wilcox Door
Post Placement Construction
Secured-Clatter-Bar-Post | Clatter Bar Construction, Hamilton | Wilcox Door

Clatter-Bar-Construction-Safety | Clatter Bars, Hamilton | Wilcox Door
Back Side of Installation in Progress with Both Posts Installed 

The solution was to install a Clatter Bar unit on both sides of the building. What's a Clatter Bar? Put simply, it acts as a visual and audible solution for height-restricted areas. When a truck box is left open and the driver proceeds through the unit, the 12 inch pipes will collide, clinging together, prompting the driver to stop. Not to worry, the sound is more than loud enough to hear over a dump truck.

Dump-Truck-Wash-Bay-Clatter-Bar | Height-Restricted Wash Bay, Hamilton | Wilcox Door
The unit itself is 16 feet high by 22 feet wide. However, the key here is that the pipes are at 14 feet, just below the door level. From this point on, there should be no issues with drivers going straight into the building with their boxes up. Just driving up to this big yellow unit will be reminder enough to think twice before proceeding, yet necessary to include the clatter bars to prevent any future accidents. 

Dump-Truck-Wash-Bay-Clatter-Bar | Height-Restricted Building, Hamilton | Wilcox Door

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