Protect the infrastructure, secure the employees, drastically reduce maintenance costs and guarantee fastest RoI to the client - this is STOMMPY essence in a nutshell.
We manage to do it with a wide range of technically developed and high-efficiency STOMMPY Impact Safety Systems.
Located in Rubiera (RE), the heart of Emilia region, STOMMPY® is the first Italian manufacturer of impact safety systems, playing a leading role worldwide and being a reference point for the entire industry:
Since its beginnings in 2000, the story of STOMMPY is based on a continuous evolution of the experience shared with the most qualified and exigent clients on the market.
This has led to an inevitable improvement of our systems performance, making steel or concrete protection solutions obsolete and lot less efficient.
Our passion for innovation has brought us two international patents: one for the first anchorage system that actually protects the floor and the other for the high-performance technical polymer – innovative and ideal for providing the best impact absorption level of an impact safety system.
Expert advice, project design, installation and maintenance - a full ISO 9001-certified process that makes STOMMPY your trusted partner for all types of safety projects, able to guarantee the highest ratio of economic efficiency possible.
Why a Guideline on the Choice and Application Method of Industrial Impact Safety Systems?
To better understand what motivated the authors to produce this document, it is worth noting that, to date, no legislation has studied or created standards governing the construction, choice and application of such systems. Indeed, these systems are very important and play a strategic role in the industry — increasingly used to protect infrastructures (doors, walls, shelving), installations (electrical panels, fire-fighting equipment, weighing systems, conveyor belts, workstations) and pedestrian crossings — as they help ensure on-the-job safety and reduce the maintenance costs due to accidents that could be generated by material handling equipment at work.
Therefore, given the lack of standards, designers and users of these products face objective difficulty in assessing the numerous offers available on the market; since there are no rules defining the parameters for choice and application, the assessment process tends to be based more on purchase price than on the true effectiveness of the product which should, instead, be the real basis for safety and savings within the company.
The negative consequences of this dearth legislative infrastructure are inevitably borne by the end-users of the Impact Safety Systems since, without objective parameters motivating product choice, they may fall victim to inefficiencies, even serious ones, and above all, to a lack of legal protection.
What this Guideline offers
This document provides the technical and procedural information required to make the most appropriate choice of Passive Impact Safety Systems. It is designed as a useful tool for all those who deal with health and safety risk assessment — whether to safeguard infrastructures, installations and machinery against damage or workers against injury, in particular those caused by material handling equipment.
This Guideline also provides the methods to assess the health and safety risks related to areas where goods are handled and to create procedures that support the choices made to reduce risks inherent to the activities performed in the area examined.
Technical qualifications of ISS Users
With the technical information contained herein, this Guideline is designed as an easy, practical and effective tool to assist the end user in: i) assessing passive Impact Safety Systems, ii) assessing the risks associated with the movement of material handling equipment within the work area, iii) determining how these risks can be eliminated or reasonably reduced, and iv) how to select the most appropriate Impact Safety Systems for the particular situation. The tool presented here is based on the best risk assessment and analysis systems and shows how the necessary performance parameters can easily be calculated.
Moreover, the cases of accidents caused by material handling equipment is extremely broad, the extent of the ensuing damage proportional to the mass and speed of the vehicle itself, its angle of impact and other conditions characterizing the work area. The Guideline defines an analysis procedure in a worst possible case. It includes the largest number of situations, thus making it easier for the end user to understand and calculate the assessment parameters and thus choose the best possible system. Therefore, this document will help boost the users’ technical qualifications, enabling them to make objective and effective choices independently.
Lastly, it must be recalled that choosing the best possible Impact Safety System is a boon for the overall corporate economy: it boosts the degree of safety in the workplace and consequently reduces: accident risk coefficient, annual payments to INAIL (Italian national institute for insurance against industrial accidents), maintenance costs resulting from damage to plants, machinery and infrastructures caused by impact with moving vehicles and increases work efficiency.
For this reason, the Guideline is applicable to all work environments, regardless of the product sector to which it belongs.
For more detailed information on the DSP Guideline, write to email@example.com or call STOMMPY Offices at +39 0522 262778.
Wherever pedestrians and vehicles shares the operational spaces, it is extremely necessary to delimit the operation both of the people and the vehicles with suitable impact safety barrier to ensure their safety. ARBIZZI has achieved this goal by installing Pedestrian Handrails and Single Impact Safety Guardrails to protect the pedestrian traffic from the production and the offices and from the offices to the loading bays.
The rack is a structure designed exclusively to support a static load. Any impact can cause it to collapse. In ARBIZZI we have protected both the rack ends and the racks themselves with Impact Safety Barriers capable of withstanding strong impacts, thereby giving a greater degree of safety to the goods.
Doors are another vulnerable element inside an industrial plant, when not properly protected.
Therefore, we have decided to install impact safety barriers dedicated to them, in order to preserve them over time and guarantee the customer a reduction in their maintenance costs and in production downtimes caused by the inability to cross adjacent areas.
Loading bays are structures designed and built to facilitate the operations of loading and unloading of goods from/to vehicles.
The new PLAC complex provides a large loading / unloading area designed to accommodate the large flow of vehicles. In this case, we used the Impact Safety Bollard to safeguard the structures from damages, together with a series of Wheel Stop in the external area to align the wheels of vehicles in the most proper direction.
Pillars and columns are vulnerable elements within industrial plants, as they are generally exposed to the impact of vehicles. In this regard, we have protected the most sensitive corners by installing Impact Safety Bollards and Impact Safety Guardrails.
Wherever pedestrians and vehicles shares the operational spaces, it is extremely necessary to delimit the operation both of the people and the vehicles with suitable impact safety barrier to ensure their safety.
PLAC achieved this by installing Pedestrian Handrails to protect the expected pedestrian traffic from the offices to the loading bay and vice versa.
Loading bays are structures designed and built to facilitate the operations of loading and unloading of goods from/to vehicles. In order to operate in safety and in compliance with the regulations, avoiding waste of time, we have installed protections able to safeguard the structure from possible impacts during these delicate phases.
The production areas are the heart of the company.
Therefore, we have dedicated targeted solutions capable of ensuring the necessary degree of safety, without becoming an obstacle for operators and goods handling vehicles.
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Collection of data on weight and speed of used vehicles and weight of the handled loads in the individual business areas and assessment of the occupied area by the impact safety barrier in its maximum deformation;
Calculation of the impact energy, to identify the necessary resistance level of the impact safety barrier to be applied;
Selection of the impact safety barrier most suitable for the customer’s purpose considering the level of energy resistance, the working width and type.
HIGH PERFORMANCE CEMENT has quicker setting times and more homogeneous behavior in changing from the liquid to the solid state, allowing any small correction in product positioning to be made when necessary. However, the greatest benefit is the shorter amount of time needed for installation and preparation of the product for use by the customer.
the temperature range for use of the new mortar is much wider than the previous range. It can, in fact, be used in applications at temperatures as low as -30°C. This feature makes STOMMPY impact safety products suitable for extreme environments, such as in very cold countries or installations in cold rooms and blast chillers. Creation of the HIGH PERFORMANCE CEMENT also means that it is no longer necessary to adopt the more costly and lower-performing resins previously used for applications at low temperatures.
the red color is a highly distinctive feature of the product and guarantees the company, distributors and final users that the safety systems have been installed correctly, with STOMMPY cement mortar and not with another product.
the HIGH PERFORMANCE CEMENT is marketed with a warranty period that is twice as long as the previous version (one year instead of six months). This means that all STOMMPY branches and distributors can keep the product stored in the warehouse for twice as long as in the past, without risking any deterioration in its performance and setting times.
Research and development of the new product was carried out in a partnership between STOMMPY and another mortar manufacturer, together with which it first formulated the new mixture and then conducted a series of tests, including measurement of setting times at low temperatures, until the desired performance level was achieved.
The subsequent pull-out tests conducted at specialized laboratories confirmed the higher tensile strength of the mortar, including from a mechanical standpoint.
HIGH PERFORMANCE CEMENT is a CE certified product and therefore has a technical data sheet and a safety data sheet that allow it to be marketed in Europe, as it meets all current standards on cement mortars.
Paolo Desiderioscioli, Head of the STOMMPY Technical Office, describes and contextualizes the company’s satisfaction with its new creation in the following manner: “HIGH PERFORMANCE CEMENT marks yet another success in the challenge we have set ourselves, which is continuous improvement of what we place on the market, in terms of both product quality and efficiency of the service provided to our network of branches and distributors.
It is also a further demonstration of how much our company focuses on innovation. This new CE certified product joins the other STOMMPY inventions, several of which already have an international patent.”
Where handling movements frequently occur, doors are one of the most vulnerable elements.
Therefore, we decided to install proper impact safety barriers in order to preserve the doors over time. This leads to a reduction in maintenance costs and production shutdowns, caused by the impossibility of crossing close areas.
2 technicians of STOMMPY Installation Team