There is a reason that safety guidelines for warehouses emphasize organization: it plays a key role in the safety of your warehouse. This is why when an inspector walks into a disorganized and messy warehouse, they know they are going to find safety violations all over the place. These safety violations can cost your company valuable time and money. The pallet rack shelving you use in your warehouse plays an important role in both, as well. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatal injuries in the U.S. were up 8.9% in 2021 from 2020. Let’s take a look at how these elements impact each other, what your warehouse can do to keep things organized and safe for your workers, and finally, what RMH Systems can do to help you make a more organized and safer warehouse.
Safety and Organization
The more organized your warehouse is, the more likely it’s going to be a safe place to work. Organization within the warehouse environment helps to eliminate hazards such as tripping over items left in aisles, the incorrect usage of equipment, or dangers that are hidden in a pile of stuff that needs to be sorted. Having a warehouse that’s organized, easy to navigate, and filled with items that are easy to find not only keeps everyone safer, but it also helps your team work faster, too. Good organization boosts efficiency by reducing on-the-job injuries and sick days as well as helping teams fulfill orders faster. When a warehouse is organized the team is more productive and more efficient.
The Role of Your Pallet Rack Shelving
Your shelving plays a vital role in the organization of your warehouse. Keeping shelves clean, organized, and properly loaded is vital to the success of your warehouse and the safety of your crew. Not having enough shelving space can lead to crowded, disorganized shelves. Having too much space can make it harder to find items as well as cause your workers to spend more time gathering items together. Getting your inventory-to-shelving ratio just right keeps things organized. The right shelves make it easier for workers to fulfill orders, as well. It’s not just your shelving that matters, either; every element in your warehouse should help keep it more organized and safer for your teams. Shelving can be made to grow with your team but making sure that you have the correct shelving that fits your team is vital for success.
How RMH Systems Can Help
Our warehouse supply and material handling equipment company has been working for decades. We’ve kept up with the changing technology used in today’s warehouse environments and we know to combine tried-and-true methods with today’s technology to create systems that are tailored to the needs of your warehouse. If you know that the level of organization in your warehouse is lacking, it’s time to call RMH Systems. We’ll help you make sure you get the pallet rack shelving, conveyor systems, and other material handling equipment you need to create a safe and organized space for your business to run. We want your team to be successful and create a safer environment for all employees, the team at RMH Systems will help make this a reality.
You can call the RMH Systems team and speak with one of our warehouse experts today. We’d love to talk to you about your warehouse needs and work with you to develop a plan to help your warehouse meet and exceed its goals. RMH Systems can help your team get organized and optimized. Our team will customize a plan that will work with your whole system to encourage growth while working with your current team. Get in touch with us through our website today and get a free consultation today!