Compared with other types of workers, warehouse employees are at a much greater risk of accidents and occupational hazards.
From slips, trips and falls to injuries caused by malfunctioning equipment, a wide range of potential injuries face workers every day. Warehouse owners or operators must implement stringent safety procedures to improve and maintain the safety of workers.
With proper safety practices, you can prevent many of these unwanted and often dangerous incidents taking place in your own facility. Considering your business revolves primarily around storage, then an upgrade to your warehouse racking system is a good place to start.
A system that grows with your business
When upgrading warehouse operations, warehouse managers usually think of expansion. Expanding operations means catering to more customers, which also translates to more profits. Consider first the additional facilities this upgrade will require, such as proper and safe storage equipment. One way to achieve this is through the use of adjustable pallet racking systems.
Also known as selective racking systems, adjustable pallet racking systems have become a popular and sought-after warehouse storage solution for their suite of useful properties. The adjustability of the system allows for increased storage, while keeping goods and more importantly, your workers, safe from potential collapse.
According to storage systems manufacturers, selective pallet racking is the most desired option because it offers 100% selective storage up to 12.8-m in height, meaning it utilises valuable air space.
More storage in a restricted space
Next to operations expansion is expansion of the physical space. And this doesn’t always pertain to increasing the ground area of the facility. In some cases, warehouse managers make way for more space – and hence, storage – by maximising the available space. This is attainable through innovative and well-designed racking systems that utilise air space and are tailored to the facility’s specific requirements.
By investing in high-quality storage systems, you can keep warehouse operations properly organised, prevent the risk of workplace injury, and create more opportunities to prosper and grow.