Avoiding warehouse accidents

Warehouses can be extremely dangerous environments and it is important that employers and employees are not complacent about the hazards present. With vehicles moving around, heavy goods being shifted and staff members moving around hurriedly, it is easy for accidents to happen but there are steps which can be taken to significantly reduce the likelihood of injuries being sustained in the workplace.

Employers are responsible for ensuring that the men and women who come and work in their warehouse are kept safe from harm. They are legally obliged to take all reasonably practicable steps to protect the health and safety of employees. If employees follow the guidelines set out by the Health and Safety Executive, they can safely assume that they have protected their business interests.

Employees also have responsibilities both to protect their own health and safety and that of other members of staff. it is crucial that employees act in accordance with the health and safety procedures put forth by their employers and to not stray from the training they have been given. They must also report any risks they observe and use all necessary safety equipment available to them. The problem is that workers aren’t always given the training or safety equipment they need and sometimes they do not have clear health and safety procedures to follow. The absence of these things denotes negligence on the part of the employer. Employers must communicate health and safety requirements to employees and visitors alike and there is no excuse for not doing so.

Ultimately, avoiding injuries in warehouses comes down to employers controlling risks and providing employees with the means to protect themselves. Carrying out regular risk assessments and improving communication between staff and management are very simple ways of bringing down the number of work accidents. Taking very simple steps can save a lot of pain and trauma for employees and a lot of money in damages for employers.

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