Warehouse safety is a paramount concern to employers and employees working in the industry. By the very nature of the work and layout of the warehouse, items are stacked high above heads or can be very heavy. Moving items around the warehouse involve much delicacy and skill. If a proper procedure is not followed, severe injury and even fatalities can occur. What ways are there to make sure that none of these terrible events happen?
The first thing to have in place is a robust training policy for all staff. Safety awareness needs to be made very apparent to all new members with regular refresher training for existing members as well. Lackadaisical attitudes can be highly counterproductive, and staff need to be vigilant at all times. This is especially true in warehouses where the public are allowed to enter, such as particular “cash and carry” bulk retailers. The wear of safety equipment such as uniforms, hi-vis clothing and safety boots is also highly recommended.
Moving items is made considerably more manageable with the use of Forklift and Pallet Trucks. Pallet Trucks is the perfect tool for moving stock and goods, used individually or with supervision for cumbersome loads. Ensuring that the stack is securely fastened to the pallet itself, the truck is a manual or motor powered device that can see the safe and efficient transference of items to lorries or elsewhere in the warehouse with the minimum amount of effort.