Working in a warehouse involves many risks to accidents that require those who work there be extremely careful when they undertake their duties. Each and every warehouse is unique in its way, but there is an importance in ensuring that there is safety in all.
Vehicle movement in the warehouse is a risky environment in the warehouse. The vehicle movement can be within the warehouse or its surroundings. Movement of lift trucks can also injure the workers if an accident occurs. At all time there should have a safety management strategy in place to prevent and control traffic accidents in the warehouse. Below we have ways of controlling accidents in the warehouse.
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.
Ensure that you also mark the pedestrian walkways within the floors and yard for operational purposes using the pedestrian crossing for people to cross the vehicle roadways. Prevent accidents at the gateways by making sure the people and the vehicles go in separate ways. Make sure at narrowing roads pedestrian and vehicles use different routes to avoid incidences of traffic accidents. Lighting of every part of the compound is essential so that the drivers can see any incoming pedestrian and vice versa to act accordingly. To control people from risky areas where vehicles and forklift trucks are you will need to raise safety barriers that alert them there is traffic in operation. 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. Train the staff on the safety precautions of avoiding accidents. It is important for visibility jackets to be available for all employees and workers who are walking on the areas of traffic. Warning lights are important as they will help in alerting anybody around that the vehicle is reversing so that they take the necessary precaution. When the vehicle is reversing the dock doors very risky area where accidents can easily happen and therefore where possible it is important to keep people from it.
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. Also ensure that fire exit signs are clear and visible for people in the building at the time of the fire can easily see it.