Working in a warehouse involves many risks to accidents that require those who work there be extremely careful when they undertake their duties. All types of warehousing require safety plans regardless of the type of business they are involved in.
The movement of vehicles in the warehouse poses a great risk to anybody in the warehouse. The traffic risks are involved either within the warehouse or in the yard around the warehouse. Movement of lifts can also be risky to the people who handle these lists, or even other workers. At all time there should have a safety management strategy in place to prevent and control traffic accidents in the warehouse. Below we have ways of controlling accidents in the warehouse.
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. It is vital way of controlling traffic accidents to place pedestrian safety barriers near doorways and walkways so that people and vehicles are separate where it is possible to do so.
Ensure that you also mark the pedestrian walkways within the floors and yard for operational purposes using the pedestrian crossing for people to cross the vehicle roadways. 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. Make the compound lit at all times so that everything is visible clearly to everyone. 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 you apply traffic management systems to avoid collisions in the traffic area of the yard in the warehouse. 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. High visibility jackets will help the drivers see the pedestrian clearly and slow down where necessary. Warning lights are important as they will help in alerting anybody around that the vehicle is reversing so that they take the necessary precaution. When the vehicle is reversing the dock doors very risky area where accidents can easily happen and therefore where possible it is important to keep people from it.
Fire protection should be placed to reduce the risk of loss of life to the people in the warehouse. Always make sure that the warehouse is often inspected against fire risks. Fire lanes and fire exits should also be kept clear so that in case of fire people can run out of the scene safely.