The aim of this article is to inform those involved in the warehousing storage, and pallet racking industry by making them aware of these new Health & Safety Regulations from the Health and Safety Executive.

The reason for these new guidelines are to reduce the number of accidents and injuries in the workplace. Below contains the main key points you should be considering to help you and your team members to stay safe. Here at 3JC we are here to make you aware of these changes and to help you implement them with our wide range of products from Personal Workwear, Signage and Safety accessories.

Key Points of the Regulations

The aim of these warehousing and storage regulations are to prevent injuries in and around the workplace by informing, communicating and engaging with warehouse staff to make them safer in the workplace

 key points:

  • Plan the work so risks are managed.

  • Have the right people for the right job at the right time.

  • Cooperate and coordinate your work with others.

  • Have the correct equipment and clearly visible signage.

  • Communicate this information effectively.

  • Consult and engage with team members about the risks and how they are being managed.

Who Needs to know?

For pallet racking dismantling, there will be fewer people that will have a hand in complying with the regulations than for a complex construction project.

Clients:

Individual or business that has the dismantling work carried out for them. The client needs to make sure the work is properly managed for the health and safety of anyone that might be affected by the work.

Contractors:

An individual or business in charge of carrying out the dismantling work. Their key job is to plan, manage and monitor the work under their control in a way that ensures the health and safety of anyone it might affect

Workers:

An individual who actually carries out the work. Their duties include cooperating with their employer and reporting anything they see that might endanger the health and safety of themselves or others.

The main causes of accidents in the workplace

As we know there are many health and safety considerations within the workplace that you should consider. Below are the key areas the HSE Guidelines see as the main area to the causes of accidents: 

  • General slips and trips

  • Manual handling

  • Working at height

  • Vehicles in and around the warehouse

  • Moving or falling objects

 

Manual handling

Ensuring you have the right equipment to move items safely around the warehouse is an area our team here at 3JC are experts in. As too many people attempt to handle articles that are either too big or too heavy can result in personal injury.

General slips and trips

One of the largest causes of injury in the workplace are slips and trips which can cause harm. In many instances, straightforward measures can readily control risks by ensuring you have the right equipment.

Working at height

This is a common cause of personal injury, is when people are working at height. We all know the risks involved and the dangers of working on ladders or steps, or of using equipment in an inappropriate manner. So having the correct signage and equipment is key to reducing this.

Vehicles in the warehouse

We all know the dangers of moving vehicles moving in and around the warehouse and great strides have been made over the last few years, but this still seems to be an area of concern causing damage to Vehicles, equipment or in some cases personal injury.

Moving or falling objects

Moving or falling objects are a common hazard in the workplace that can cause a variety of injuries. This can, for example, be caused by not having the right equipment to move goods or personal protection.

The guidelines from the Health & Safety Executive are to be used as a guide to help prevent damage and personal injury within the workplace.

Here at 3JC we are one of the UK’s leading experts in safety in the workplace by providing the right equipment, signage and personal work wear.

 

So contact us today to talk to our dedicated team of experts on: 01743 874 346

For further information on the health and safety, HSG76 guidelines can be found here