5 Ways To Keep Your Dubai Warehouse Safe For Your Workersby Liz Seyi Digital marketing manager
Warehouses have long been vital premises for organisations involved in sensitive and important work that needs to be carried out with the utmost efficiency. However, you must never allow the safety of your workers to be sacrificed in the pursuit of productivity gains.
The below tips for preserving the safety of your Dubai warehouse premises may seem like common sense to some businesspeople, but this sadly isn’t always the case. Nonetheless, they are crucial.
Train your employees in warehouse safety practices
Accidents can so easily occur in the warehouse simply because of a given staffer being unaware of how they were supposed to carry out a particular procedure.
You should therefore make warehouse safety training for your employees your uppermost priority, including as soon as they are hired, but also periodically thereafter to maintain good habits.
Ensure staff always use the necessary safety equipment
Have you provided your employees with the required protective equipment, such as appropriate eyewear and hard hats, and do they know exactly when and where they need to use it?
Whether a given staff member is a manager, supervisor or other employee, they should use the safety equipment that is required for the specific job and context – such as hydraulic dollies or forklift trucks to lift especially heavy items, for instance.
Have the warehouse suitably cleaned and maintained
The importance of appropriate and thorough Warehouse Maintenance In Dubai should never be underestimated. For example, even just having your premises regularly cleaned by contracted professionals like our own here at Renovo will greatly help to minimise the safety risks posed by liquid spills or leftover debris.
Nor is it just cleaning that must be frequently done, as other elements of your firm’s warehouse environment – such as the air conditioning and electrical systems – can potentially deteriorate and pose safety issues over time if your premises lack a regular and effective maintenance regime.
Reorganise key pathways in your warehouse
Warehouse accidents often take the form of products and packages toppling over and crashing onto employees, which is just one of the many reasons why your premises need to be well-organised.
From the simple things, such as ensuring items are properly and securely stacked, to slightly broader and more complicated matters like reorganising the layout of your warehouse to keep frequently used pathways clear, there’s plenty that you can do to boost day-to-day safety on-site.
Hold regular meetings with the team
Staffers who are constantly on the warehouse floor are especially well-placed to point out looming issues or present risks, as may be shared in regular team meetings. There might also have been certain changes in the operation of the warehouse – such as to the inventory or filing system – that could be best communicated at meetings like these.
Meeting up with the rest of your team once a week for such discussions should be mandatory, not habitual, if you are to truly embed good safety practices throughout your firm’s Dubai warehouse.
Are you currently seeking out specialists in warehouse maintenance in Dubai that you can trust to work closely with you to attain the best results and give your workers invaluable peace of mind? If so, the Renovo team is happy to discuss how we can put together the most comprehensive and cost-effective maintenance package for your business’s most specific requirements.
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