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. 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. Safety management systems in a warehouse include the explained below.
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 are essential in that they help in controlling vehicle accidents as they separate the walkways and roadways used by the vehicles.
Pedestrian crossing is also very important to allow people cross the vehicle routes for operational purposes. 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. 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. Collision accidents are controlled with the use of one-way routes. 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. Since dock doors are highly risky areas always make sure people are away from it as a precaution.
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.