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The Ultimate Guide to Warehouse Safety

The Ultimate Guide to WAREHOUSE SAFETY UK HEALTH & SAFETY STATISTICS 2013/14 1.2 MILLION suffer from a work-related illness. A 133 killed at work. 2535 R.I.P. deaths due to previous asbestos exposure. Overall losses due to work-related illness: 28.2 MILLION WORKING DAYS £14.2 BILLION AVOIDING INJURY IN THE WAREHOUSE Move heavy loads with mechanical equipment. Use anti-slip floor Clean up spillages and remove tripping hazards. mats. Reduce eye strain with overhead lighting. Use your legs when lifting and never twist your body. Never allow shelves to become top heavy. LOADING DOCK SAFETY Place highly visible signs along dock edges. Don't allow forklifts to back up close to the edge. Make sure stairs and ladders have handrails. Check dock plates are secure and can carry the weight of the load safely. CONVEYOR SAFETY Check conveyors regularly to make sure they're safe and not damaged. Make sure pinch points are well guarded. STOP Make sure there is sufficient lighting and space around the conveyor. Set up a lockout plan for the conveyor in case it malfunctions and alert staff to this procedure. GENERAL SAFETY TIPS Provide the proper uniforms and Provide regular breaks. Keep the warehouse well ventilated equipment LIFT4 MLESS Sources: safety.html

The Ultimate Guide to Warehouse Safety

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