How To Manage Your Warehouse Racking Efficiently
You don’t need to search hard on YouTube to find a racking collapse video and see the unbelievable damage it can cause. Collapse is, of course, the worst-case scenario, but it can happen.
Injury can range from trapped digits to head injuries from falling stock. Where goods are compactly stored and moved in and out daily to a time restraint, there could be several recipes for disaster. There are many measures that you can take to prevent the worst from happening. Work with Nene, one of the market leaders in warehouse racking supply and installation, and collaboratively we can make your facility a safe and pleasurable place to work.
Points to consider
Provide the correct equipment
True of all areas, of course, but particularly in the loading bays and areas of heavy, frequent, and rapid movement of goods and excessive human traffic, protective workwear is necessary. Feet can be trampled and run over, and visibility is often restricted where it’s so busy. As an employer, you should provide appropriate footwear for your workers, such as steel toecap boots to protect their feet and high visibility workwear to ensure they are visible at all times. In larger units or particularly noisy ones, supply ear defenders to workers exposed to loud noise levels for long periods of their shift.
Loading height differences
Vehicles can have varying heights of load platforms coming into any dock. Loading-bay workers need to be aware of this and how to manage the load accordingly. Load platforms should be positioned slightly higher than the platform, so it doesn’t form a lip upwards to unload. For goods needing a dock leveller ramp, it should not create a steep slope downwards or upwards as this can cause a loss of control – not ideal with heavy wheeled pallets! Workers should prepare carefully and considerately and follow the correct procedure every time. Doing this ensures workers’ safety and that the goods come off intact, ready for processing.
Preventable injury to workers, damage to stock is costly and both unnecessary. Get in touch to discuss how Nene can assist you with your requirements and deliver peace of mind in the process.