We all know how important it is to provide a safe working environment but how often are measures used that are deemed ‘good enough’ but have the potential to result in tragedy?
It’s heartbreaking for all those concerned and our thoughts are with the Meese family.
The layout design of your warehouse is really important to ensure that the racking used suits the size and weight of the product to be stored, and as the article goes onto state, racking should have been used instead of blocks of wood. We are frequently called to warehouses that have been potential death traps with poor specification of racking or racking/shelving being used outside of its original design remit.
“Storage racking should be used. If this is not possible, safe areas, such as overhead protected walkways, must be provided to allow access. ” HSE inspector Carol Southerd
With years of experience under our belts Storage Ideas UK are ideally placed to help you at the planning stage of your project to make sure that your team are given the best possible safe environment to work in.
We also offer an inspection and repair service so that your site is compliant with the latest industry safety guidelines.
Damage to warehouse racking is common and small problems soon mount up, but if dealt with promptly it needn’t be a health hazard.
If you’re in any doubt about the safety of your warehouse or racking please call us on 01709 252 258