Safety management strategy is needed to prevent accidents from happening in the warehouse since there are many risks to accidents involved for the warehouse workers. It does not matter what kind of business the warehouse does because in each of them there is a unique risk of accidents that are bound to happen to anyone in there.
Vehicle movement in the warehouse is a risky environment in the warehouse. There can be risks due to traffic either within the warehouse or in the warehouse yard. Movement of lift trucks can also injure the workers if an accident occurs. At all time there should have a safety management strategy in place to prevent and control traffic accidents in the warehouse. Below we have ways of controlling accidents in the warehouse.
Ensure you minimize the sharp corners and use other alternative ways and close all those doors that have their way direct to the roads. Pedestrian safety barriers are essential in that they help in controlling vehicle accidents as they separate the walkways and roadways used by the vehicles.
Ensure that you also mark the pedestrian walkways within the floors and yard for operational purposes using the pedestrian crossing for people to cross the vehicle roadways. Prevent accidents at the gateways by making sure the people and the vehicles go in separate ways. Make sure at narrowing roads pedestrian and vehicles use different routes to avoid incidences of traffic accidents. It is vital to ensure that lighting is provided for in enough amount. It is also necessary to place safety barriers of warnings of incoming vehicles and also forklift trucks in operation to help people be alert. You should also ensure that the site of operation are speed limits and they should also be strictly observed. Ensure you apply traffic management systems to avoid collisions in the traffic area of the yard in the warehouse. Train the staff on the safety precautions of avoiding accidents. High visibility jackets will help the drivers see the pedestrian clearly and slow down where necessary. For the vehicles that are being used it is important to ensure that they are maintained and working properly and that their warning lights are working together with reverse alarms on. When the vehicle is reversing the dock doors very risky area where accidents can easily happen and therefore where possible it is important to keep people from it.
Fire protection should be placed to reduce the risk of loss of life to the people in the warehouse. Always make sure that the warehouse is often inspected against fire risks. Fire lanes and fire exits should also be kept clear so that in case of fire people can run out of the scene safely.