Every warehousing service provider in Dubai, and elsewhere, has to be careful about safety precautions. Warehouses contain valuable inventory that a freight forwarding service provider in Dubai has taken responsibility of, to deliver safely. Damage to the inventories will be a loss to the exchequer as well as the brand value of the warehousing service provider. Keeping these concerns in mind, take a look at some of the safety precautions necessary in a warehouse.
Slippery Floors: Warehouses should never have fluids or water splashed out on the floor. People moving with heavy boxes and packages don’t always watch the floor while walking. They are bound to slip with those heavy boxes in their arms. This can lead to major injuries. Rule out unnecessary steps on the way, especially in the route of people carrying heavy weights. Additionally, keep the warehouse well-lit at every corner. There are times when someone will carry in a box from the outdoors and momentarily blinded by sunlight, may not able to view clearly if it is dark inside.
Use of Heavy Equipment: More often than not, workers handling heavy equipment become complacent about their use. Because they are doing it daily, they are not careful about taking the required precautions. They fail to wear the correct equipment, like a helmet, or miss out on important bits of safety, ensconced in their belief that nothing will go wrong as it is their daily chore. It takes a moment for an accident to happen. Guard against complacency while handling heavy equipment and keep these equipment tested for glitches every now and then.
Fire Safety: All warehousing service providers in Dubai have to follow fire safety norms. Despite the checks and investigations, there are slip-ups in following the code of law. Fires are caused frequently by faulty wiring and short circuits. Make sure there are no wires hanging around the warehouse. Get rid of old, worn out wires that are fragile to fire sparks. Use fire-proof wires for wiring inside the warehouse. Inflammable fluids should not leak onto the floor as that can start off a fire within seconds. Wiring under the carpet floor should also be protected from degeneration.
Educate Workers: By all means, hold education classes for workers in your warehouse to warn them against violating safety norms. Make them realize the areas where they are getting things wrong and perilously close to danger.
Observing safety procedures will make you a better warehouse service provider to your clients.