6 Solutions to Improve Warehouse Safety
Employee safety on the job is a crucial metric all companies should pay close attention to. Here are 6 solutions to improve warehouse safety and keep your most valuable assets out of harms way.
1) Collision Awareness Sensor Alert Warning System
Collision awareness is important to the operation of every company. This system will alert forklift drivers and pedestrians to potentially hazardous locations and situations. The product is intended to target the locations most typically involved in near-misses and collisions: Blind corners, intersections, loading docks and overhead doors. The Collision Awareness warning systems feature visual indicators (red or amber flashing lights) and optional audible alarms to let employees know where and when collision danger is near to improve safety awareness and help to reduce collisions.
Our manufacturer has a 30 day demo program available on their collision awareness devices. Discover why many of the leading companies in the United States have decided to implement this safety measure into their facilities. There are over 20 different models to protect the entire facility.
2) Safety Netting
Help raise employee morale and lower accidents by protecting staff and customers from falling objects or stock that may fall off pallet racks, mezzanines, conveyors or shelves. The rack guard can be installed vertically or horizontally; below conveyors, above sorting lines, on the sides, rear or front of racks – anywhere you need custom nets to reduce product loss and keep people safe.
3) Loading Dock Safety
Vehicle restraints are simply designed, easy to use, and can apply up to 35,000lbs of restraining force to keep a truck or trailer stationed at the dock. They safeguard against unscheduled departures, trailer creep, and trailer walk, and require minimal maintenance.
Vehicle restraints service a wide range of carriers, including those with bent or damaged ICC bars, and may be interlocked with dock levelers for enhanced performance. Hydraulic, electric, and mechanical models are available to accommodate site and sustainability requirements.
Dock Door Gates
To help companies comply with their internal safety standards as well as OSHA fall protection regulations, dock gates create awareness and act as barriers to help reduce trips, falls and collisions.
4) Column Protectors
Column protectors can help mitigate structural damage that can lead to costly and time-consuming repairs that may also disrupt daily operations. It can also help reduce the severity of personal injury and forklift damage.
Building/mezzanine column protectors prevent major damage to the building structure in the event of a collision. Ask someone who has experienced the repercussions of damaging a buildings column and the costs associated with getting the damage repaired. In seismic zones it is an absolute nightmare to deal with repairing a damaged building column caused by forklift impact.
5) Machine Guarding
Woven and welded wire machine guarding and perimeter guarding systems allow for protection and to separate property, equipment, and personnel.
6) Driver Cages & Building Access
Driver Access Cages provide an area to keep visitors confined; preventing them from wandering into dangerous areas or gaining access to inventory or other facility equipment.