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Keeping Temporary Warehouse Staff Safe

A warehouse can be a potentially hazardous place, especially if you are unfamiliar with your equipment and surroundings. Make sure you've given the following areas some thought so everybody can look forward to a Happy Christmas!

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Forklift Truck Safety Inspection Regulations

Any piece of potentially dangerous equipment such as a forklift truck will have a number of safety provisions built in to reduce the risk of accidents. Having these features in place could save someone’s life but they are no good if they don’t work, which is why there is comprehensive regulatory guidance on the frequency and type of inspections forklifts and other warehousing lifting equipment.

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Warehouse Safety : Slips and Trips

It may not be as dramatic as a forklift truck collision, but the statistics indicate that slips and trips are a key contributor to warehouse accidents. Around a quarter of major injuries (broken bones, injuries requiring hospitalisation for more than 24 hours etc) in the warehousing industry are caused by workers slipping or tripping.

 

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