The Relationship Between Organization and Safety in Your Warehouse

There is a reason that safety guidelines for warehouses place an emphasis on 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. The pallet rack shelving you use in your Chicago warehouse plays an important role in both, as well. 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 the DAK Equipment & Engineering team can do to help you make a more organized and safer warehouse.

Safety and Organization

The more organized your Chicago 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, it helps your team work faster, too. Good organization boosts efficiency by reducing on-the-job injuries and sick days as well as help teams fulfill orders faster.

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 actually 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.

How DAK Equipment in Chicago Can Help

Our warehouse supply and material handling equipment company has been working with Chicago-area warehouses for decades. We’ve kept up with the changing technology used in today’s warehouse environments and we know how 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 DAK Equipment & Engineering. 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.

You can call the DAK Equipment team and connect with one of our project managers today. We’d love to talk to you about your warehouses needs and work with you to develop a plan to help your warehouse meet and exceed its goals for 2016. Get in touch with us through our website today!

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