A Guide to Workplace Safety
To prevent any types of accidents from happening in the warehouse you need to have a safety management in place at all times in your warehouse since it is a risky environment. It does not matter what kind of business the warehouse does because in each of them there is a unique risk of accidents that are bound to happen to anyone in there.
The movement of vehicles in the warehouse poses a great risk to anybody in the warehouse. The traffic risks are involved either within the warehouse or in the yard around the warehouse. It can also be a risky environment to operate lift trucks as an accident can occur at any unknown time. It, therefore, shows the need to prevent and control traffic risks. Some mechanisms of traffic accidents include the following.
Sharp corners are to be avoided and encourage the use of other alternative routes and also make sure that all the door exits that have their way out in roads are done away with. Pedestrian safety barriers should be placed near the door ways and walkways to make sure people and vehicles go separate where it is necessary.
It is vital to mark the pedestrian walkways along the floors and also mark their crossways on the vehicle routes. You should also ensure at gateways there is a separation between vehicle entrance and pedestrian entrance as this could result to accidents. The same separation of vehicle and pedestrian ways should also happen where the road narrows. Make the compound lit at all times so that everything is visible clearly to everyone. As a way of alerting people to the risks and dangers employing safety barriers that will give a sign of vehicles in motion and forklift trucks that are in motion. Strict adherence to speed limits set for the site should be observed. Ensure that you use a one-way route in the yard to avoid collision accidents. If the staff are trained on the necessary ways of staying safe in the warehouse there will be minimized the number of incidences of accidents that will take place. High visibility jackets will help the drivers see the pedestrian clearly and slow down where necessary. It is also important to ensure that vehicles are always maintained and have reverse alarms and warning lights in place. Since dock doors are highly risky areas always make sure people are away from it as a precaution.
Fire protection should be placed to reduce the risk of loss of life to the people in the warehouse. Fire inspectors should come and inspect your firm more often so that if there is any maintenance that need be done to reduce the risk of fire happen. There should be clear ways of exit so that people are safe while exiting the fire scenes.