Warehouses play a large role in the construction industry and more focus should be placed on how they operate. There are obvious dangers in a warehouse but one important risk which not many consider can be found on warehouse floors.
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One reason why warehouses can be dangerous is that they can become filled with forklift trucks, heavy pallets, and lots of people. With the hectic environment, it is important for the conditions to be safe and free from hazards such as wires, spillages, etc.
The condition of a warehouse floor is vital to ensuring the safety of workers. The cost of injuries among a workforce can have implications on a business. The last thing a business owner wants is for most of their workforce to be off work with broken limbs for example. Safety is very important, and a business should treat it as such.
As well as a workforce cost, there is also a cost of profits if safety isn’t made a priority within a business. Warehouses can be filled with heavy, product-filled parcels and pallets, one slip or trip on a dangerous surface can cost a business a significant amount of money all in one go.
Here are some of our small tips and tricks to help you maintain your warehouse.
• An organised cleaning schedule
• A safety policy for employees to know how to report and deal with hazards
• Staff training
• Anti-slip coating on the warehouse floor
Small steps such as these can reduce the risks of accidents in the warehouse and the potential costs of workers and stock.