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Another type of steel guard is the elbow guard, which is specifically designed to protect the corners of buildings and other structures which lie in the area of heavy traffic. It's important to remember that structures like indoor trailer offices and other such spaces are not built to withstand heavy impacts from fork trucks, forklifts and other traffic.
The steel guard is in place to absorb impact in the event of a mishap, and also to act as a barrier. The steel guard may well be wrenched off its anchors by the impact, but the people inside the structure are given an extra layer of protection. Thanks to the steel guard, the structure can remain intact and the damage may be limited to replacement of the guard.