Safety management strategy is needed to prevent accidents from happening in the warehouse since there are many risks to accidents involved for the warehouse workers. Each and every warehouse is unique in its way, but there is an importance in ensuring that there is safety in all.
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. Safety management systems in a warehouse include the explained below.
Do away with blind spots such as sharp corners and door exits that have their way on the roads. Pedestrian safety barriers are essential in that they help in controlling vehicle accidents as they separate the walkways and roadways used by the vehicles.
It is vital to mark the pedestrian walkways along the floors and also mark their crossways on the vehicle routes. On the entrances it is preferable to use different routes that separate the pedestrian and the vehicles since are risky spots. In the narrow roads there should always have different paths to which the vehicles and the pedestrian use. 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. You should also ensure that the site of operation are speed limits and they should also be strictly 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. Warning lights are important as they will help in alerting anybody around that the vehicle is reversing so that they take the necessary precaution. It is also advisable to keep people away from the dock doors since these are very risky areas in case the vehicle is taking a reverse.
To take precaution on fire incidences the following risk-reducing strategies are to be followed. Always ensure that fire safety inspectors visit your warehouse more often. Fire lanes and fire exits should also be kept clear so that in case of fire people can run out of the scene safely.