360 Guarding is privileged to work with many respected companies in a wide varieties of industries.

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Ontario Power Generation | General Electric | Caterpillar | Firestone | ArcellorMittal | Husky | Owens Corning | OPP | Hubble | Algonquin Power | Messier Dowty


I found 360 Guarding a pleasure to deal with. They made everything so easy by providing all of the guarding design and fabrication and being readily available when I needed to get in touch with them throughout the entire process. Installation was also easy due to their user friendly design. I would definitely buy from them again.

They are readily available, they show up ready with tape measure…they are knowledgeable of their own product, as well as challenges encountered at manufacturing sites.

My experience with 360 Guarding was top notch. The guarding looks nice and their installers were accommodating to my schedule and conducted themselves in a very professional manner. On a scale of one to ten – they are a ten.


GE Energy

John Lummiss, maintenance manager for the 100 plus acre GE Energy facility in Peterborough, overseas facility maintenance, safety and machine repair. John has purchased 25 industrial guarding systems from 360 Guarding since 2006. In 2007, as part of GE’s ongoing continuous improvement initiatives, a bobbin winder was identified as one machine where both productivity and safety improvements were required.

360 Guarding Challenge: Safeguard an 18 foot opening, with no overhead obstruction

John presented 360 Guarding with a unique challenge: Design and fabricate a safety barrier to cover and 18′ opening with no room for swinging doors and allow access for a crane to load an unload.

360 Guarding Solution: Providing the customer a custom solution

Jon contacted Darren Reid, one of the 360 Guarding Sales Representatives, to come out for a site visit.

Darren took the necessary measurements and proposed a solution, a Double hung Obstruction Free Slide Door (i.e. no track above or below). This allowed the necessary 18′ opening, yet compressed to a 6′ by 1.5′ footprint when access was needed.

An engineering drawing was created by 360 Guarding and forwarded to GE for review by their maintenance and production team. 360 Guarding firmly believes it is important for all stakeholders to have input at the design stage. The system was signed off, fabricated and setup in house for testing. This allowed representatives from GE to review and buyoff on the complete system prior to shipping.

SolidWorks Model of Custom Slide Door

360 Guarding Result: Guarding that works like it should

Once the guarding was shipped and installed, John received positive feedback from his maintenance crew on the guarding, noting that it was easy to assemble. Operators have also commented that it is easy to use. John recognizes that 360 Guarding consistently works with their customers to ensure their needs are met, from the quality of the product, to establishing a delivery date that fits into the timeline of a particular project. The Double Hung Obstruction Free Slide door was such a success for GE that they went on to order variations of the same door from another bobbin winder in a different area of the plant.

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