From wholesale pallet racks to racking supplies, we keep your warehouse equipped with what you need to keep things running smoothly. Speaking of running smoothly, as a warehouse manager, there exists a safety checklist that will help ensure safe operations. One of the best ways for a manager to train their employees in workplace safety is to create and post a safety checklist. When creating a safety checklist, here are a few things you should include.

Warehouse supervisors should have a list of safety expectations that are posted clearly in areas near the equipment. These serve as constant reminders of the inherent dangers of using such equipment. Taking these precautions will go a long way in preventing unnecessary injury.

Employees should be reminded that safety is always the priority. This could be something as simple as wearing protective eyewear to operating heavy machinery in a safe manner.

We recommend periodically testing employees on their knowledge of safety procedures. This can be easily accomplished through a series of quizzes over the course of a quarter or semi-annually. In addition, it helps tremendously when training sessions are provided over the course of the year. Nobody is perfect, and we all tend to forget things over time, so keep employee memories fresh with refresher safety courses.

Recognizing and rewarding workplace safety will encourage your employees to be more aware of safety procedures.

Establishing a safety committee will empower employees to communicate and follow through on safety hazards and procedures.

While these tips may seem simple, they will help keep your warehouse running smooth.