In many of the existing warehouses and workplaces there are joint transitions that put additional strain on people and machines, through shocks and vibrations. Usually, dilatation joints consist of two steel profiles with an opening in between, so that different floor parts can move freely.
Is shock–free and vibration-free
Is a joint system that can bridge both horizontal and vertical movements
Is flexible in terms of application
Can be used again 1 hour after execution
Can often be executed in an operational environment
Can withstand heavy loads
Provides a gradual transition between both floor parts
A truck driver experiences such a joint transition in the track as obstacle, unwanted movement, a possible cause of injury. A few years ago the European Union set limits for vibration exposure in directive 2002/44/EG.
This European Directive 2002/44/EG has been implemented in the Dutch Occupational Health and Safety Act since 6 July 2005. According to this Act the employer must prevent exposure to mechanical vibrations as much as possible.