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. All types of warehousing require safety plans regardless of the type of business they are involved in.
Vehicle movement in the warehouse is a risky environment in the warehouse. There can be risks due to traffic either within the warehouse or in the warehouse yard. Movement of lift trucks can also injure the workers if an accident occurs. 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.
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. The same separation of vehicle and pedestrian ways should also happen where the road narrows. Lighting of every part of the compound is essential so that the drivers can see any incoming pedestrian and vice versa to act accordingly. It is also necessary to place safety barriers of warnings of incoming vehicles and also forklift trucks in operation to help people be alert. 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. It is important for visibility jackets to be available for all employees and workers who are walking on the areas of traffic. It is also important to ensure that vehicles are always maintained and have reverse alarms and warning lights in place. 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. There should be clear ways of exit so that people are safe while exiting the fire scenes.