A recent court case involving an employee falling 10m during a warehouse refit has re-focussed attention on the potential dangers in the industry.
The Health and Safety Executive has produced a book on safety recommendations in the warehousing sector covering all aspects of safety procedures, and subsequent guidance pamphlets on safety procedures.
Some of the advice deals with safety barriers, installations often under-appreciated when it comes to compiling a handbook on safety within an organisation. Their very presence alerts staff to the fact that they are working in a potentially dangerous environment and should be constantly aware of their workplace surroundings.
In warehouses, these will include pallet racks, which can make for confined passageways. It is important that the layout of the workspace is well thought out. Firms are increasingly looking further afield for suppliers of racking Ireland providing examples of potential partners such as rackzone.ie/pallet-racking/.…