The importance of health and safety at work for effective warehouse management.

Safely operating machinery in the warehouseMany companies either specialise in warehousing facilities or require these facilities to enable them to supply their operations on and off site; and providing adequate and effective health and safety in the workplace is never more important than in the context of warehouse management.

Warehouses are busy working environments which require careful planning, organisation and policy development to minimise the risks encountered during the material and goods handling, often referred to as manual handling, undertaken by staff in close proximity of mechanised equipment.

Many of our retained clients operate warehousing facilities within a range of industry sectors – chemical manufacturing, international removal and storage, office equipment supply, electrical component supplies, construction supplies – and we appreciate the associated hazards and risk reduction solutions which will work effectively in your environment.

The HSE have taken particular attention to this sector in recent years as it aims to reduce the accidents associated with logistics. Typical hazards are:

  • Slips and trips
  • Manual handling
  • Falls from height
  • Being hit by a moving vehicle

Whether your company is a large logistics business or you simply require warehousing facilities to support your main activities, Aegis Safety Consultancy can assist your business by providing practical tailored solutions in the following key areas:

  • Policy development
  • Carrying out risk assessments specific to your activities
  • Organising and delivery of training e.g. manual handling, forklift operation, etc.
  • Racking inspection
  • Audits and inspection
  • Fire risk assessment and preparation of building fire plan diagrams
  • Access solutions

To find out more about occupational health and safety measures and to discuss your requirements with a member of the Aegis Safety Consultancy team; contact us on +44 (0)1434 674820 or send us an email with a brief description of your enquiry which we will respond to as quickly as possible.

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