A warehouse needs three key things to work efficiently. A good safety protocol, a healthy and happy work environment and sturdy and well-organized shelving and racking. Although it may seem like a small detail, investing in a good storage system can massively increase productivity, motivation and workplace safety.
To ensure that you make the most out of your warehouse space – here are a few of our top shelving and racking solutions for running a smooth and efficient warehouse.
Shelving and Racking Tip One: Don’t stack too high
Most warehouses ensure that they fully utilize their vertical space. But that doesn’t mean going as high as you possible can. While stacking your shelves, be sure to still make them easily accessible to your employees without risking their safety. Alternatively, you will have to invest in the right machinery that can do the job without any risk.
Shelving and Racking Tip Two: Open up the aisle space
Don’t neglect your floor plan. Providing enough room to move around between shelves is a crucial step to ensure workplace safety. This also increases the workflow as items are easily accessible and employees can move around without hassle. If your warehouse uses heavy machinery or forklifts, consider the space they take up and whether or not it will cause any congestion when in use. Be sure to create a detailed floorplan before setting up your aisles and shelves.
Shelving and Racking Tip Three: Clean up the clutter
Removing all the clutter from your warehouse isn’t just to improve the overall look and feel, but will massively improve the safety of your workplace environment. More clutter causes more accidents. Be sure to find a safe storage space for any debris.
Ultimately, your warehouse should work like a well-oiled machine, all parts joining together to create the perfect workflow. If you’re busy planning your warehouse layout, or you’d like to invest in shelving and racking solutions – be sure to browse through our catalogue or to give us a call – we’d love to help.
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