The warehouse is not only the storage space for your inventory but it also holds numerous dangers. Follow our guide on the safe storage and as well as movement within your warehouse covered in the following topics; warehouse housekeeping, common sense and basic warehouse rules. It will give you a thorough insight into the importance of warehouse safety.
Materials handing equipment, warehouse machinery and even tools can cause harm to staff in many ways and can cause both minor or major injury. Any warehouse worker can slip, trip or fall. A forklift may have its obvious dangers but what about box cutters and splinters from wooden pallets?
Warehouse dangers are constantly changing based on the following factors:
It is important to keep up good warehouse housekeeping within the warehouse in order to maintain a high level of warehouse safety. With housekeeping in place it will enable your employees to work in a more productive and effective environment. Below is a list of warehouse housekeeping rule examples you can implement in your warehouse:
By simply using common sense it is one of the best methods in protecting warehouse staff from danger. The basic rules listed below should be adopted by your warehouse staff:
Warehouses are dangerous environments and they contain many opportunities for accidents and injuries to happen. Warehouse dangers are always changing depending on what is happening in the warehouse at the current time. With almost each warehouse activity covered by an OH&S regulation it is important that staff are aware and understand them so your operations remain compliant. By following our guide on the warehouse housekeeping, common sense and basic rules you can take a step in making your warehouse a safer environment.
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