How You Can Protect Your Warehouse from Operational Hazards

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We’ve talked about keeping an eye out on four security risks that your storage facility is exposed to in an earlier blog. This week, let’s zoom into the operational hazards that your building faces every day and how you can minimise their effect or better yet eliminate them altogether. Forklift Damage This is a common cause for worry due to the size and motorised features of this industrial vehicle. Occasional bumps, accidental punctures, and mechanical hitches may compromise the condition of various items being handled and some of the structures inside your warehouse. To prevent these things from happening, have a traffic management plan and assign key staff to go over traffic management checklists regularly. Based on this plan, furnish signs and marks that help alert workers on the ground and also aid the forklift operator in maneuvering the vehicle efficiently. Also, make sure that everyone is in proper safety gear and that the operators are properly trained to handle such a machine. You can also install column guards and post protectors in your building interiors so that any accidental bump will not damage support structures. In addition, make sure that the forklift itself is suitable for your warehouse and the type of inventory it contains. The size must be proportionate to the lanes and its load capacity should be compatible with your daily operational requirements. The vehicle should also be regularly checked and maintained. Physical Injuries Proper training will help your employees avoid developing back or joint pain, as well as keep themselves from slipping, tripping, or falling. See to it that you conduct safety orientations for all...