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Warehouse Safety Signs – What Do You Need to Know?

Warehouses are unique and challenging environments for every business. In these bustling settings, people, vehicles, and stock are in constant movement. As the link between business and customer, these environments are some of the most important when it comes to maintaining good brand satisfaction. Therefore, having a happy and healthy team working here is vital. Maintaining safety in warehouses falls to the employer. It is your role to ensure that all measures and precautions are taken to minimise the risk of hazards and injury. Warehouse safety signs act as a visual reminder, reinforcing specific rules and procedures in line with this. In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at how you can implement safety signs into this area of your business for the protection of all staff, visitors, and guests.

The Role of Warehouse Safety Signs

In any working environment, a sign is a visual cue. It should be placed in a prime position – meaning an area where a specific action or hazard is most likely to occur. They are also used at points of prevention or areas where other actions may prevent the risk of an accident. Safety signs are designed to provide clear and concise information to the reader. They are designed with well-recognisable graphics and colour-schemes that are universally recognised.

In warehouses, hazards arise due to several factors. These include:

  • Moving vehicles.
  • Poor housekeeping.
  • Transporting stock/goods.
  • Manual lifting.
  • Exposure to chemicals.

In all of these situations, the right signs work to reduce the risk and remind employees of their responsibilities.

The Right Signs for Your Warehouse

Once you have carried out a risk assessment to better understand where and what the specific hazards are for your warehouse, you can begin to implement the right signage. For example, Danger Fork Lift Signs or Dang/producter Beware of Moving Vehicle Signs remind employees and visitors to be alert to these potential hazards. Please Use Bins Provided General Signs and Do Not Litter Signs encourage people to dispose of their rubbish safely, reducing the likelihood of trip hazards.

The Health & Safety at Work Guide Poster provides practical information about reducing risks, including advice on proper manual handling techniques. As does the Safe Manual Handling Poster and Risk Assessment Safety Poster. A combination of these displayed appropriately around the workplace will help to reduce the risk of accidents for everyone within the work premises.

Understanding safety signs for different areas of your business is our speciality here at Lasting Impressions. If you cannot find what you’re looking for on our website, please get in contact with our friendly team today.