Slips, Trips and Falls
Slips, trips and falls are the most common workplace accident – and things aren’t any different in food and logistics warehouses either. When working with food and drink products, it’s only natural that there are going to be spillages from time to time. If they aren’t cleaned up properly and monitored regularly, the chances of staff slipping and hurting themselves are heightened.
Warehouses are extremely busy places. So, you need the floor to be in pristine condition to allow team members to move around the floor quickly and safely. Otherwise, orders may be delayed and delivery slots missed due to your staff not working quickly enough to cope with increased demand.
Throughout a normal day in a food and beverage logistics warehouse, deliveries arrive and leave regularly. As they’re two-way deliveries, it doubly increases the typical risks and hazards. Ensuring that everything runs like clockwork with your deliveries is essential to the smooth running of your whole operations.
Obviously, vehicles and handling heavy products are the biggest hazards when processing deliveries. However, delivery bays can be slippy, especially if the weather isn’t good and they’re not kept on top of. By keeping your loading bays clean, you position your business in the best possible way to ensure that everything runs on time and there aren’t any delays.
Although not a physical hazard, pressured deadlines create a constant sense of urgency around the warehouse. When team members are under pressure, they’re more likely to make mistakes and feel the effects of stress. Stressed workers aren’t happy workers and happy workers aren’t productive workers – FACT.
Having a dirty floor can increase stress levels and make the chances of making those all-important deadlines a lot slimmer. By introducing a comprehensive industrial cleaning routine to your operations, you’re best-positioning everything to click into place successfully. Not only will meet your tight deadlines a lot easier, but you may increase capacity and scope for new business.