Choosing Urethane Wheel Chocks over Rubber Wheel Chocks Improves Job Site Safety, Lowers Long-Term Costs

While federal guidelines do not specify what type of materials must be utilized to manufacture the wheel chocks used in industrial settings, a white paper just released from Checkers Industrial Safety Products provides evidence that urethane provides far greater benefits than another popular material: rubber.

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We’ve seen our products and our competitors products used invirtually every setting imaginable and we’ve tested them in every setting imaginable. Urethane has repeatedly proven itself to besuperior over rubber when it comes to wheel chocks.

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“We have been engineering and manufacturing safety equipment for over 25 years,” says Steve Henry, Founder, Senior Advisor and Board Member of Checkers Industrial Safety Products. “We’ve seen our products and our competitors products used in virtually every setting imaginable and we’ve tested them in every setting imaginable. Urethane has repeatedly proven itself to be superior over rubber when it comes to wheel chocks.”

According to the white paper, the use of wheel chocks in industrial, mining and aviation settings is mandated by the DOT, MSHA and a variety of other agencies as a safety precaution. Henry says that urethane chocks from Checkers have safety components built into them that are unavailable in the rubber chocks against which they are frequently competing.

“Our urethane chocks incorporate high visibility safety colors to ensure they can be easily seen,” he says. “In addition, ANSIcompliant chocking guidelines are molded right into the wheel chocks, essentially providing a reference guide for proper use every time they are deployed. Both of these features have the ability to protect lives and create safer working environments.”

Additional advantages of urethane chocks outlined in the white paper include a greater load-bearing capacity, better abrasion resistance and improved flexibility. While less expensive initially, rubber is more susceptible to damage, requiring more frequent
replacement and ultimately proving more costly in the long-term.

The complete white paper is available at: https://www.checkersindustrial.com/blog/white-paper-wheel-chocks-urethane-versus-rubber/.

About Checkers Industrial Safety Products

Checkers takes the safety of people and property very seriously. They introduced a heavy duty wheel chock for the mining industry as their first product back in 1987, and are now one of the world’s most trusted manufacturers of safety products, including cable and hose protection systems, wheel chocks, warning whips, warning lights and more. According to Jesica Bailey, Checkers’ Director of Marketing, “Our success is the result of our commitment to educate industries to view safety as an investment and not a cost.” To learn more visits http://www.checkersindustrial.com.