General Warehouse Safety

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General Warehouse Safety

General Safety

1. Is everyone present in the warehouse wearing high visibility clothing?


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2. Are Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs) maintain a 1 metre gap where there are pedestrians?


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3. Do PIT drivers always have clear paths and full visibility in the direction they are moving?


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4. Do PIT drivers acknowledge other vehicles / pedestrians and make eye contact before moving?


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5. Is there physical segregation between pedestrian workers and PITs in aisles?


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6. Is the maximum manual load handling limited to 25kg for men and 15kg for women?


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7. Are workers strictly avoiding manual handling above shoulder height?


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8. Are workers strictly working without bending their backs when picking up loads from floor level?


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9. Do all rotating machines have danger zones clearly marked or enclosed?


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10. Do all rotating machines have signs put up around?


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11. Is access to the zone or enclosure prohibited when rotating machines are in operation?


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12. Are the dock gates closed when there is no trailer at the dock?


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13. Are the loading/unloading instructions posted at each gate being followed through?


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14. Are all trailers at docks equipped with a wheel chock?


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15. Are all trailers at docks equipped with a trestle if uncoupled?


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16. Are safety pins in place on all the racking beams?


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17. No damaged rack foot protection, especially at the ends of each rack.


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