STOMMPY, the leading Italian manufacturer of Impact Safety Barriers for industrial use, can guarantee its partners total protection of the infrastructures and employees’ safety, with the advantage of drastically reducing the costs for company maintenance.
Located in Rubiera (RE), in the heart of the Emilia-Romagna region, STOMMPY® is the first Italian manufacturer of Impact Safety Barriers, playing a leading role worldwide and being a reference point for the following industries:
Since 2000, STOMMPY boasts a continuous evolution of experiences in collaboration with the most qualified and demanding customers on the market in terms of corporate safety; this has triggered a natural improvement process of our Impact Safety Barriers, making metal or masonry protections obsolete and less efficient.
Our passion led us to realize three patents: the first floor anchoring system that prevents the floor from breaking, a high-performance, innovative and ideal technical polymer to guarantee the highest level of energy absorption, and the Modular Impact Safety Bollard, which is the strongest and most efficient on the market.
We support our customers with customized projects that allow them to implement corporate risk prevention policies, capable of protecting the employees’ health and implementing high levels of safety in the workplace.
Thanks to our constant commitment to Research and Development we have become a technological leader in the field of Impact Safety Barriers, offering unique, innovative and high-performing solutions that differ from the safety system currently available on the market.
This is also possible thanks to our qualified Installation Team that makes sure that all Impact Safety Barriers are installed properly. In order to do that, they use special equipment and prepare the area for the installation in conditions of absolute cleanliness and hygiene.
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, Impact Safety Barriers play a very important role for safety at work and help reducing maintenance costs; they are mostly installed in industrial plants to protect infrastructures (doors, walls and shelving), facilities (electrical panels, fire-fighting equipment, weighing systems, conveyor belts, workstations) and pedestrian crossings, as moving vehicles could possibly hit them.
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 the purchase price than on the true effectiveness of the Impact Safety Barrier which should, instead, be the real basis for safety and savings within the company.
The negative consequences of this dearth of legislation are inevitably borne by the end-users of the Impact Safety Barriers, as they may fall victim to inefficiencies, even serious ones, and above all, to a lack of legal protection.
The goal of STOMMPY is to provide the technical notions and the necessary procedure for the most appropriate choice of Impact Safety Barriers. The ISB Guideline is useful to all those involved in the assessment of company risks, whether it concerns the preservation of company infrastructures, plants and machinery, or the accident prevention for personnel, especially due to moving vehicles.
This document also provides the analysis and the development procedure for an assessment of company risks within goods handling areas, to support the company choices that aim at reducing the risks regarding the work activities in the examined area.
Finally, it is essential to underline how choosing the right Impact Safety Barrier benefits not only the work efficiency, but the entire company economy. In fact, improving safety in work environments means reducing: the accident risk coefficient, annual contributions to INAIL (Italian national institute for insurance against industrial accidents) and maintenance costs due to moving vehicles hitting plants, machinery and infrastructures.
For this reason, the Guideline is applicable to all work environments, regardless of the product sector.
The Guideline, through technical notions, aims to be an easy, practical and effective help tool for the end user, helping him in his evaluation process of passive safety systems and in the evaluation procedure of the risks related to moving vehicles within the work area and how these risks can also be eliminated or reasonably contained, according to the most correct risk analysis and assessment system, and how the necessary performance parameters are easily calculated in order to choose the most appropriate Impact Safety Barriers.
Greater social inclusion within the workforce, improvement of the quality of working life, reduction of the ecological impact of production activities and economic support to society and to the territories in which companies operate: these are the main issues that constitute an important principle for Social Responsibility which represents an increasingly important aspect for businesses.
It is a fall arrest system for stacked goods that creates a high safety grid along the perimeter of storage areas. Its modular structure designed to protect people and vehicles is able to absorb the impact of an accidental fall, dissipating the force on its elements with an elastic and controlled reaction.
To celebrate the World Day for Safety at Work, Ungari S.r.l. organized an event at its headquarters entirely dedicated to warehouse safety.
Marco Chiarini, President of STOMMPY, presented the UNI Standard that will revolutionize and regulate the market of Impact Safety Barriers for the industrial sector.
As every year, the World Day for Health and Safety at Work was celebrated on April 28th. For the occasion, Ungari S.r.l., a leading company in intralogistics and in the supply of solutions for the handling of goods, organized a conference at its headquarters in Cormano (Milan) on the importance of security inside warehouses.
The in-person event, which was streamed live on the main social platforms, wanted to draw the attention of the participants to the most innovative safety solutions, with the aim of increasingly reducing the number of accidents in warehouses and in logistics spaces during the handling of goods.
Among the invited companies, STOMMPY contributed to the discussion through the words of the President Marco Chiarini who described to the audience the first UNI Technical Standard which aims to regulate the Impact Safety Barrier Market.
The Standard was issued as a result of an Italian initiative strongly desired and supported by STOMMPY, and was finally accepted and developed by UNI - the Italian National Unification Body - to fill the regulatory gap concerning Impact Safety Barriers in the industrial sector.
If today, in fact, it is still possible to indicate potentially dangerous situations in the workplace only with simple or horizontal signs of little or no use, the standard, to which companies will be free to adhere, will give rise to precise criteria for risk assessment, selection, installation and maintenance of protection devices.
At the same time, this UNI Standard will provide producers like STOMMPY and test laboratories with detailed criteria for the production and classification of Impact Safety Barriers.
Producers, laboratories and users will have a new upgraded responsibility, capable of activating a virtuous circle of collaboration and qualification of relationships between suppliers and customers.
Other issues related to warehouse safety were discussed during the event on April 28th, such as doors and technical closures, the role of the forklift driver in the 4.0 industry and safety culture.
As well as these aspects, Impact Safety Barriers are now part of a general framework of "savings, efficiency and innovation" related to safety at work, becoming a valuable asset for companies.
The President Marco Chiarini himself points that out at the end of his speech: “Our products, properly designed, selected and installed in workplaces, besides protecting people, machinery and structures, become company assets that can already pay for themselves in the short or medium term.”
Doors are one of the most critical points in any plant as every single passage of the trolley can generate significant risks of damage. In order to keep them intact, it is first of all necessary to protect the jambs which are the most vulnerable points and the first ones to be hit. We created a dedicated project by securing them by installing Impact Safety Bollards.
The traffic and the speed of all the vehicles moving around the doors and in the surrounding areas were taken into account in choosing the most suitable protection
The walls surrounding the weighing machine are vulnerable elements within the industrial plant of Bencarni, as trolleys and hand pallet trucks can hit them, damaging them dramatically.
We have protected this area with our Impact Safety Guardrails, designed and certified to stop a running vehicle and transfer the energy released from the impact to the floor, without damaging it.
Racks are designed exclusively to support a static load. Any impact caused by a goods handling trolley to the rack or to the surrounding walls generates a dynamic force that can easily cause costly damage and can sometimes make it collapse.
We chose Impact Safety Bollards and Impact Safety Guardrails to ensure the necessary safety of operators and the elimination of the high maintenance and repair costs of the shelving managed by impacts against it.
The cargo loading and unloading bays are structures designed and built to facilitate the operations of tilting vehicles. The new Bencarni complex provides a large loading/unloading area designed to accommodate the large flow of vehicles. In this case, we used our Impact Safety Bollards to protect any damage to the structures, together with our Impact Safety Guardrails to protect the walls from any moving vehicles inside the plant.
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.
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.