Warehouse safety


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warehouse safetyA warehouse may be stand-alone, or adjoined to an office. The main elements which may affect warehouse safety, causing hazards within a warehouse include high-level storage / racking, forklift trucks and heavy loads.

Common mishaps in warehouse environments include:

  • cuts and bruises
  • back aches from manual handling (carrying heavy loads without a mechanical aid)
  • slips, trips and falls from height
  • fires (most likely as a result of electrical equipment)

The law requires that any UK working environment that is under the control of an organisation with at least 5 employees, must hold valid and up-to-date health & safety documentation.

For warehouse safety, the required documents are:

Health and Safety Risk Assessments and Training