Conventional Opening with Stock Right Hand Gates
Conventional Gate Opening Diagram
Optional Layout with Right Hand, Left Hand Opening
Other Gate Opening Layout

Left hand gates require additional lead-time.

What to know when buying a gate

US Netting has taken the concepts behind common loading dock barriers made with static materials such as metal guard arms, chains, and screens, and improved upon them in every way. The Defender Gate™ safety barriers provide extreme protection unlike dock safety chains and PVC arms which provide little to no protection. Our barrier gates are man made in the USA with an all steel construction. We remain unmatched when it comes to strength, quality and customer service.

We have listed as much information as we could about the purchase and installation of our gates below.

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Defender Gate Standard

Guard Rail Style for Personnel Protection

Configuration and Placement Diagrams

Bollard Dimensions

Placement Diagram

Opening Diagram

Compare & Contrast

  • Heavy Duty Bottom Rung for Guardrail coverage
  • Blocks personnel from crawling under
  • All Steel Construction. Made in USA
  • Meets and Exceeds OSHA Standards
  • Ships Assembled in 3 Pieces
  • Locking Latch for Added Security
  • Can't be installed on wood or dirt floor
  • Not as heavy duty as Ultimate Defender Gate
  • Drilling into concrete floor required
  • Designed for Personnel and smaller jacks
  • Not designed to stop a fullsize fork truck

Installation Information


Defender Gate installs are quick and easy with minimal effort. We ship every gate system with all the needed hardware to install. You will need a hammer drill and wrenches. Estimated install time is about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

We recommend two people for installation.

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NOTE: Both Defender Gate Standard and Standard Safety Gate use the same bollards and installation instructions. The only difference is the size of the gate.

Defender Gate Ultimate

Unmatched forklift protection

Configuration and placement diagrams

Bollard Dimensions

Placement Diagram

Opening Diagram

Compare & Contrast

  • Meets or Exceeds OSHA Standard (w/ Add-on)
  • Effortless Open/Close
  • Forklift Safety
  • OSHA Required 42 Inches in Height
  • Locking mechanisam for extra security
  • Heavy Duty corrugated steel
  • Add-on prevents slips and crawl unders
  • Heavy Lifting Installation
  • Can not be installed in dirt or wood
  • Drilling into the shop floor required
  • Add-on needed to meet OSHA standard
  • Does not give full protection (without add-on)
  • Large baseplate creates a larger footprint

Installation Guides

Defender Gate Ultimate installs are quick and with minimal effort. We ship every gate system with all the needed hardware to install. In as little pieces as possible. You will need a hammer drill and wrenches. Estimated install time is about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

We recommend at least two people for installation.

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Standard Safety Gate

The ultimate personnel safety gate

Configuration and placement diagrams

Bollard Dimensions

Placement Diagram

Opening Diagram

*Double Gate Shown

Compare & Contrast

  • Personnel protection
  • Effortless ez-open and close
  • Locking for more security
  • All Steel construction
  • Functional in small or tight areas
  • Economical for large shops
  • Small footprint and light-weight
  • Lacks in durability compared to other gates
  • Won't stop a forklift
  • Drilling into shop floor required
  • Does NOT meet new OSHA standard
  • No add-on for slips or crawl unders
  • Smaller base plate = less durability

Installation Guides

Defender Gate Standard installs quickly without any heavy lifting. We ship every gate system with all the needed hardware, and in as little pieces as possible. You will need a hammer drill and wrenches. Estimated install time is about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

We recommend at least two people for installation.

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Our Tradition of Custom Made Products

Our expert's hand make every loading dock solution. Customize to meet any specifications. In-house metal fabrication facilities allow us to create custom posts, attachment points, and other hardware as well.

If you need a custom built net, posts, gates or hardware attachment, we will contact you to develop the loading dock safety net or barrier system that your application requires. No job is too big or too complicated.

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