The workers in a warehouse are prone to many hazards almost every day. However, today there is a number of equipment/accessories available that can help in reducing the hazards and risks in any warehouse.
For the success of any warehouse operation, proper safety is very important. Top Industries can offer you a customized pallet inverter for your warehouse, based on your work process to make it much safer.
Generally, a few common workplace hazards in warehouses may include the following hazards:
- Improper and unsafe forklift use
- Tripping hazards
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals
- Improper lifting or overexertion that leads to back injuries
- Falling from a height
- Crushed or struck by any moving equipment
- Improperly stacked objects and boxes
- Failure to use any protective equipment
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Poor planning for fire safety
- Failure to follow certain lockout/tag out procedures properly
The following are a few basic accessories needed in every warehouse in order to make the work environment safer.
1. Labels and signage
If warehouse workers are fully aware of the materials, they are handling, they can safeguard themselves successfully. Your warehouse should have labels on everything, from equipment to boxes. Labels should list a box’s contents, destiny, and any other pertinent warnings.
Based on the work procedure, various labels and signage are necessary for every warehouse.
2. Guard rails and anti-slip tapes
Falls occur frequently in a warehouse. Workers run the risk of falling down high storage ledges or from lifting equipment. Workers must be safeguarded against falls of all kinds due to the open space and tall storage. Ensure that any potentially hazardous places are adequately inspected so that they can be appropriately designated and equipped with the necessary safety accessories like:
- Guard rails
- Anti-slip tape
- Safety mats
3. Personal safety gear
Employees in the warehouse should be completely covered in protection. They ought to be protected against impact and, in some situations, chemical burns.
Personal safety gear should typically comprise the following items:
- Face shields
- Ear protection
- Respiratory protection
Allow employees to ask for help when necessary and be aware of their physical limitations.
4. Lockout/Tagout systems
All industrial establishments and warehouses are increasingly using “lockout/Tagout” systems and procedures.
Safe methods that enable a system to be shut when necessary and block unauthorised access are referred to as “lockout/Tagout.”
Access to electrical equipment is restricted by a variety of lockout/Tagout items, such as group lockout devices. In order to safely service machinery, several devices effectively prevent a machine from ever starting.
5. First aid
Warehouses should not be an exception to the rule when it comes to having a complete first-aid kit on hand. Due to occupational accidents are more likely to occur in warehouses, first-aid kits must include:
- Adhesive tape
- Ammonia inhalants
- A cold pack
- Antiseptic wipes
- Burn spray
- Cotton applicators
Top Industries comes out from time to time many new accessories to improve warehouse safety. You may also look at the video presentations on its official YouTube page.