Warehouse Safety Management with IoT Security Systems

Safety challenges faced by warehouses in India

Warehouse safety standards

  • Communication of safety standards through appropriate training
  • Safe operation of forklifts
  • Establishing and following SOPs in the event of emergency
  • Marking floor/wall openings/holes etc.
  • Clearly marked and operable exits
  • Availability of fire safety equipment and training to use them
  • Use of appropriate PPEs by all personnel

Warehouse safety management

Some tips on warehouse safety

  • Train personnel in the proper operation and storage of machinery, and to follow safety SOPs at all times.
  • Warehouse personnel should use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times.
  • Ensure that aisles, perimeters, exterior areas, or other designated areas are clear and free of obstructions.Ensure that racks are bolted to the floor.
  • Overhead sprinklers, fire extinguishers, etc., must be in working condition, and unobstructed with ability for personnel to reach them without effort.
  • Emergency exits must be marked clearly, and warehouse personnel should be able get to their nearest exit without effort.
  • Pallets should be stored properly, with no chance of tipping over.
  • Adequate overhead lighting is paramount to safety. Identify any non-functional lights or any dark spots in the warehouse, where lack of lighting can cause serious damage to personnel, equipment, and products.
  • Hazardous materials must be labeled clearly, and stored in designated areas of the warehouse.
  • Ensure that dock doors are in working condition. Doors should open and close fully in order to not obstruct tall loads or machinery.

IoT and E-surveillance systems for warehouse safety

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