Every warehouse is busy. There are deadlines, trucks to be loaded, product to be stored, pallets that have to loaded, the list goes on. Even with a organized warehouse and skilled forklift drivers accidents can happen. Yet there are practical steps that can be taken to minimize these occurrences.
Have Training Sessions – This may seem like a given but training sessions are highly important. These can help drivers prepare for different situations that may occur. OSHA instructional videos are also helpful for not just the drivers but everyone working in a warehouse to have more awareness.
Adequate Space – Having enough room to navigate and maneuver is essential to minimizing accidents. When a driver has a clear lane this removes the need for speratic and sudden movements. This also protects not only the rack, but also the warehouse workers, as clear aisles will give the driver more visibility.
Certification – Having certified drivers insures that they have a clear understanding of how to operate Forklifts correctly and safely.
Safety Equipment – Safety Guard Rail and Rack Post Protectors have been proven to minimize accidents and damage to materials, personnel and offices. Guards are painted in a bright yellow paint to clearly stand out.
Repairs – Damage material should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible. Damage material can lead to failure or collapse. Many damage frames can be fixed, which saves the cost of replacement.
Warehouses are high-paced environments making accident impossible to prevent. Yet by following these simple steps, careful planning, training, and use of safety equipment, you can dramatically reduce amount. Headzup is happy to provide support and any equipment needed to keep your warehouse safe and equipment up to date.