If you have any type of warehouse, you know the importance of taking safety precautions for workers. Of course, not all injuries can be avoided, but there are things you can do to make your warehouse a safer place to work. Look at three examples of ways to keep your warehouse environment safe for your staff.
A Durable, Non-Slip Floor
A durable floor with a non-slip surface is an essential for any warehouse environment. Things such as foods, drinks, oil and more are inevitably spilled on the floor of a warehouse. Having a non-slip floor makes it less likely that employees will injure themselves if they happen to walk through these spilled substances before they are cleaned up. A durable floor is also easier to clean than standard flooring in a warehouse. These precautions can help employees avoid injuries.
The Right Casters and Wheels on Equipment
Many things are transported by cart around a warehouse. Also, many pieces of warehouse equipment have wheels and casters. It’s important to have heavy duty plate casters on pieces of equipment that need the proper amount of support. Having the appropriate casters on a piece of equipment can keep it from tipping or even falling over causing injury to employees and/or damage to the warehouse.
Machines with Safety Guards
Machines in warehouses should have different types of safety guards to protect both employees and equipment. For instance, many items in the warehouse may enter and leave the facility through an automatic door. This door should have the safety guard of reversing direction when it detects an object beneath it as it is closing. This is just one example of a safety guard that can help a warehouse run smoothly every day.
Lastly, the best way the owner of a warehouse can make his or her warehouse safe is to walk the facility with a professional to find out what needs to be done. Then, the owner can go about making the necessary changes that can improve the level of safety in the facility.