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Monday, 19 February 2018 21:49

Warehouse Workers, Get a Health Check

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Working in a warehouse can be strenuous on your health, which is why it is important for warehouse workers to get health checks every 6 to 12 months. In this article, we approach health checks from several perspectives.

Why Get a Health Check?

Quite simply, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Activity that warehouse workers do is often physically demanding, with strains and aches not uncommon. General check-ups ensure that everything is going as it should be, and that the ache doesn’t mean anything more serious. Health check-ups can also cover more serious issues, such as bone density and muscle scans. In a line of work where it is vital that your physical health be tip-top, it just doesn’t make sense to not get regular check-ups for it.

Warehouse Responsibility

Workers are crucial to the operation of most warehouses, and yet often, this environment may not completely accommodate them. Looking after employees is more than simply setting safety regulations to follow. It also includes a responsibility to teach them about health and care, because not everyone is aware of the health risks they may face in this type of environment
If you’re asking yourself, why is this so important to teach? or Isn’t it the workers’ responsibility? Think of it this way: injured workers means efficiency is not at its peak. Work injuries lead to workers compensation, lower interest in work, and general safety worries. These all decrease the flow and efficiency of the workplace, which is why it is important to take health seriously. Remember: a worker with a cold or injury will not work as efficiently as one without!

First Aid Training

To ensure businesses are fulfilling their duties to the health and safety of their workers, it is now mandatory for many businesses to have a trained First Aid Officer. In a warehouse environment, this is a high priority as accidents do happen. From dealing with simple bruising to potentially life-threatening injuries, first aid training is a must for every business.

Flu Vaccinations

Another simple way to ensure that you are taking care of workers is to encourage flu vaccinations. Some companies choose to have licensed professionals administer flu vaccinations at the warehouse, however, this is not recommended as vaccinations may have side effects. In an environment where it is important for everybody to be fully conscious and focused on the task at hand, side effects such as nausea and dizziness can lead to worse problems.
Flu vaccinations can be an effective way to deal with one problem that many workers face: the flu. Encouraging this problem to be efficiently dealt with may also encourage workers to receive a health check-up while they are at their local clinic – hitting two birds with one stone.

Any Questions?

Taking care of your workers will mean that your workers will take care of your business. If you would like Storage Ideas to assist you with any of your storage needs, or if you have any questions about this article or any of the storage products we offer, feel free to contact us.

Monday, 05 February 2018 21:41

Warehouse Relocation: Do it the Right Way

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Warehouse relocations can be a stressful and anxiety-inducing process. The sheer logistics of the move are enough to send anyone into a cold-sweat. Here at Storage Ideas, we can help you do it quickly and efficiently. In this article, we’ll take a look at some tips to ensure your relocation goes smoothly.

Monday, 22 January 2018 21:20

Rack Safety Inspections and Audits

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Pallet Racking is the most commonly used type of storage equipment for warehouse and industrial storage systems and knowledge of why rack safety inspections and audits are so important is vital.

Safety is a vital part of many industries, but it is especially important in warehouses that use industrial storage equipment. Without safety guidelines, warehouses would pose too much of a risk to function safely and efficiently. In this article, we will explore what it means for industrial warehouses to be considered safe.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:00

The Dos and Don'ts of Storage

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There are many things to consider when investing in industrial storage: correct equipment, work place safety plus ongoing equipment inspections and maintenance. In this article, we will explore what to do and what to avoid to ensure everything is up to standard.

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 00:16

Maintaining Your Storage Space

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Your storage space is the core of your business so taking care of it should be a priority. When you’ve invested in the right racking and shelving to help your operation run as efficiently as possible, there’s no point compromising this productivity because your storage area isn’t being looked after.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:13

Cantilever Racks Explained

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If traditional pallet racking doesn’t suit the needs of your business, then there are plenty of other storage solutions available. One of the most unusual styles of racking is cantilever, which is popular with plumbing suppliers, timber merchants and industrial storage. Read on to find out more about this style of rack storage.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 00:00

How to Make the Best Use of your Warehouse Space

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No matter how large or small your warehouse space, it’s important to make full use of the area. By cleverly designing an integrated storage system, you can maximise your capacity and therefore maximise your profits. When space is tight, chances are that adapting your existing storage system will prove more cost-effective than relocating your facility, which is both expensive and time-consuming. Below are a few ideas on how to make the best use of your space.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 23:54

Custom-Designed Storage Solutions for Your Workplace

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At Storage Ideas, we offer custom designed storage solutions for any business. If none of our existing products fit your exact needs, we can design something unique to match your space. Using our in-house CAD system along with engineering consultants and industry experts, we can create a solution to accommodate all of your needs. Read on to find out more about how the process works.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 23:48

All about Raised Storage Areas

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When investigating ways to make the most out of your available space, you may have come across the idea of raised storage or mezzanine levels. To help you learn more about this creative solution to your storage space issues, we’ve put together some information below.

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