Here at Tier-Rack, we don't just sell and manufacture racks. We try to be a resource for businesses to use in order to maintain their stock effectively, and build an awesome operation. We are there from the beginning to the end of the sale, making sure that you get the rack that you ordered AND it fits your warehouse and its needs. Your warehouse and distribution center deserves the best, so we wanted to share a list of rules that we've developed over the years, from talking to various warehouse managers and operators, to keep a safe warehouse.
Always maintain a clean warehouse
This means floors, aisles, shelves, whatever. Take the time to ensure that your warehouse walkways and storage areas are free from clutter that can cause accidents, and don't have potential spill areas for slip and falls. Ensure that cables are covered. Don't assume that people will always see cables stretched across the floor or walkways. Just make sure that you keep your areas clean of debris and you'll have a safer warehouse. Make sure that your team is involved too - they should be accountable for cleanliness as much, if not more, than you are.
Running in a warehouse or working yourselves to the point of exhaustion are both false hustle mistakes. There's no reason to run or work tired. They can wait on their tire for the 2 minutes it takes to walk, and your manager needs to schedule you for breaks. Try not to foster an environment where your employees' comfort is a distant second to the customer's happiness. It creates a workplace of tired, resentful employees that don't feel like you value their health.
Make sure that the warehouse is always well ventilated
Keeping airflow during the summer and heat in the winter can mean the difference between a safe worker and a costly sickness or injury. A well-ventilated warehouse is a healthy warehouse. When you buy your racks, make sure that they're mobile enough to move if they block airflow or make the place seem stuffy. Make the warehouse an airy, easy place to work and you'll get better production.
These are just a few examples of how a little pre-planning can help solve the major problems of warehouse work. Ensuring warehouse safety means that everyone can work effectively and efficiently. This will make your business more profitable and a better place to work. To order Tier-Rack racks for your warehouse or distribution center and become part of the family, call us today at 800-325-7869 or visit us online at www.tier-rack.com today. Nobody makes a better rack for YOUR warehouse than Tier-Rack.