Guide to Warehouse Safety Products
Warehouses can be dangerous areas, particularly with high bay racking systems and operations with significant picking activity. So when it comes to safeguarding your staff from potential accidents in the warehouse, there are a number of safety products available to provide a secure working environment.
If you have pallet racking systems that back on to walkways, mezzanine floors or offices you should consider anti-collapse mesh or safety netting which can prevent products from falling from your racking systems.
This safety system is cost-effective and compatible with both racking systems as well as mezzanine floor hand-rails.
Column and upright guards offer an added form of protection and are available to suit all storage systems from pallet racking to long-span shelving and mezzanine floors.
There are more robust solutions such as floor-mounted steel column guards or heavy duty blown-plastic alternatives. Other solutions include clip-on foam insert Rack Armour and velcro style Rack Sentry guards.
Warehouse end of rack barriers offer an ideal solution for protecting racking in high traffic volume areas such as pallet racking transfer aisles, bridging bays and in the busy loading and unloading area.
Made from highly durable, tough steel or blown-plastic, they can be manufactured in a range of bespoke sizes in a vast array of styles, and are very effective in helping to prevent damage to your racking systems in busy operational areas.
Identifying which products are stored in each location within your pallet racking system using racking labels and signs is extremely important for the efficiency and safety of your warehouse. Furthermore, your warehouse management systems may require barcoding and scanning of items when stored or picked.
Integrating a complete racking label and sign solution for your racking systems will help identify and segregate all SKUs within your warehouse. Self-adhesive or magnetic aisle markers and floor markers will all help keep your warehouse organised and safe.
Timber decking when mounted to your pallet racking allows for the safe storage of all types and sizes of pallets. The decks are custom designed and manufactured to meet the end-users operational requirements, and the decking is very easy to install.
There are multiple options to choose from include open boarded or closed, planned or unplanned, depending on your system requirements and storage needs. Timber decks are also extremely useful for converting pallet racking systems into shelving for the storage of boxed items and small parts picking operations – creating a shelf level the entire width and depth of your racking system.
This cost-effective accessory is a must-have for those looking to maximise the potential of their racking systems.
Health & Safety Enhancements at Midlands Warehouse
SEC Storage has designed and installed a highly efficient pallet racking and storage solution at a warehouse in Wolverhampton, which incorporated comprehensive health and safety elements throughout the facility to safeguard their growing workforce:
- Segregation between personnel and machinery
- Demarcated safety zones
- Safe crossing areas
- Colour coded walkways
- Floor mounted barriers
- Column guards
- Anti-collapse mesh
The solution was designed to effectively remove any risk to employees either working at height or being struck by machinery, thereby resulting in a probability of accident or injury that is almost zero.
To discuss how we can help safeguard your warehouse with health and safety features, get in touch with our knowledgeable team today.
Alternatively, you can visit our shop to view some of our latest warehouse accessories and products: Visit SEC Direct