Is the warehouse where you work a safe place? Are all the warehouse safety markings being effectively utilized? Is everything organized and processes effectively being followed?
Warehouse is a place with more threats than any other workplace. And more than anyone else it poses harm to the people who actually work there. With the vehicle traffic and the heavy loads being moved here and there, safety marking and all the things that come along with it to make the place safe are important.
Here are some of the many reasons that you need to have warehouse safety markings:
To Keep Everything in an Order
Warehouses are not an easy place to work in. They are complicated and complex. And that can often lead to downright chaotic. Warehouse marking are there to prevent exactly that from happening.
With the marking you have everything organized in an order. You can easily tell which one is the more complex busy work, which one is the storage unit for particular products or goods, exits, entrances, pedestrian pathways, etc.
When everything is organized, there is no way that it won’t become safe and efficient. As disorganization leads to chaos and hustle, warehouse marking help do just the opposite. It keep everyone informed, all the workers in the place are aware of the processes and thus less and less accidents are bound to happen.
Separate Ways for the Vehicles and the Pedestrians
Heavy machines such as a truck, forklift or a trailer are the major reason why the accidents happen. They have a knack for chaos and so all the space around them is not a place you want to be. In fact, it has been reported that about 25% of the accidents take place while loading the bays, thus highlighting them as the most common danger zone.
This problem can easily be easily managed with the use of warehouse safety markings. It can be used to differentiate between the pathways that are specified just for these kind of vehicles and others that are strictly for the pedestrians. When they are separated from each other, the chances of accidents are reduced to almost none.
This also frees the minds of the workers so that they can roam around freely, whether on foot or on a forklift. Of course, there are other factors that matter too, which include good training of the employees. And making sure that they are aware of the structure and know to work on a task on daily basis without causing a mishap.
Clear Storage Zones
One of the most essential warehouse safety markings: line markings. Untidiness is not a good thing to have in a warehouse. With all the boxes and equipment clustered altogether, and machines left haphazardly everywhere; the hell it could break loose.
Fortunately, we have line markings. These markings helps the workers differentiate between the different kinds of storage areas. It compartmentalizes the warehouse into all kinds of zones throughout the facility.
They can be used to not just identify, but also structure the way you store different items in the warehouse. Structure refers to the way the marking are laid may inform the workers about the layout of the products, how the product should be placed on the assigned area and exactly where it should not be stored. This is also really good with the stray boxes that are otherwise left out unattended and cause a lot of problems.
Warehouses are usually extremely busy places. And busy places usually present a hurdle between the communications of the workers. In a place that is already so prune to accidents, miscommunication can cause a lot of chaos and incidents. This can be changed by using warehouse markings.
Warehouse markings can include easy to understand instructions that are easily accessible, these can reduce a lot of miscommunications and by an extension a lot of accidents.
They can be used to show big bold numbers that are easily readable or markings of the danger zone and the storage zone so that there is no confusion left. Big clear numbers, alphabets, symbols, words, etc. all can fall under this.
Moreover, it also has a side benefit in the case of emergencies. The line marking can be used to instruct the workers what they should do, or where should they lead in case of an emergency.
The line markings can be used in a color coded way that can lead the workers towards different things in different situation like fire exit, emergency phone services, first-aid kit, etc. Different types of symbols can be used to instruct what the workers should and should not do under certain circumstances. This can proves very helpful if the manager – or whoever is in-charge at that moment – can’t communicate or help them directly.