5 tips to immediately increase the safety of your shelving

23 January 2020

Having standard-compliant shelving is essential to avoid accidents to staff and possible damage to products, as well as to improve the efficiency of the entire logistics department. Here are 5 tips that make the difference!

If you are thinking of reorganizing your warehouse you probably want to achieve more efficiency. But it is also essential to keep all aspects related to safety under control, both in order to comply with regulations and to ensure the highest safety standards for those working in the logistics department.

Let’s see together how to optimize and make your warehouse safer in 5 simple steps!

1. Define the structure and components in advance

First of all, it is essential to clearly determine how shelving and products will be positioned: in this way you will save time and money by evaluating in advance all your needs and the most suitable type of shelving to support your products. The elements to consider are: the frequency with which the products are required, the size of the shelving, the space needed between one and the other, the weight they must support. Don’t forget to make access as easy as possible for your staff, always keeping safety regulations in mind.

2. Make a safe installation of the racks

After selecting the shelving that best suits your needs, it is important to proceed with an installation that complies with current regulations and protects the staff involved during this and subsequent phases. For this reason it is essential to consult a professional in the sector who guarantees compliance with all safety standards.

3. Respect the maximum payload

Warehouse racking can support very heavy loads. However, this does not mean that they are indestructible: always respect the maximum payload  and avoid any kind of overload, even for a short period of time. 

4. Replace racks when necessary

With the right maintenance the shelving is destined to last for a long time. However, an accident may occur and compromise the integrity of the structure: it may need to be repaired or replaced. We have talked about this in this article: Damaged shelving: how to have a warehouse in compliance with the regulations

5. Train your staff

The training of operators working in the warehouse is essential to carry out activities in safety: for this reason refresher courses must be carried out periodically, so that everyone is aware of potential risks and how to avoid them by following the correct procedures.

The safety of the logistics department is a condition that needs to be maintained over time: thanks to LogiCheck, you can find out “how your warehouse is” and intervene effectively to bring it back to the highest level of safety and optimize processes. Contact us to find out more!

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