The biggest warehouse safety issue lies in unreported dangers and accidents. In order to fix this, all staff should be trained to report any damage that has been witnessed.
Accidents in the warehouse are frequent and many go unreported, because at the time many may seem insignificant. Any form of damage on a racking structure is consequential. As it poses a safety threat to all those in the area. Damage weakens the racking structure and impacts the load rating. Consequently, racking structures can collapse causing damage to stock, equipment and even injuring those in the area.
As a warehouse or operations coordinator it is your responsibility to ensure that the racking structure is safe.
A suggestion is to monitor the racking safety engage in:weekly checks
an annual safety inspection
by a professional in the industry, and
repair all damages as soon as possible.
Never attempt to implement temporary repairs without first consulting a professional. As the repairs must meet the requirements of the original installation. A racking inspector will recommend doing repairs or replacement parts to ensure the system is safe.
Warehouse safety should be every operation managers top priority. Make sure your warehouse is a safe one for your employees to work in.