Warehouse Storage Checklist

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Warehouse Storage Checklist

Storage

1. Are bags, boxes, containers, bundles, etc. stored safely and appropriately so that they are stable and secure to prevent sliding or collapse?


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2. Are safe and adequate clearances maintained between racks, aisles, loading docks and passages where forklifts are used?


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3. Have employees been trained on the hazards associated with the emissions of heavy machines?


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4. Are forklift drivers trained to not back up forklifts all the way to the dock edges?


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5. Are forklift drivers trained to keep clear of dock edges?


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6. Are forklift drivers trained to maintain safe clearances for aisles and at loading docks?


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7. Are forklift drivers observed following safe procedures for picking up, putting down and stacking loads?


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8. Are forklift drivers instructed not to place or leave any materials in the travel aisles?


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9. Are warnings or mirrors installed at intersections or blind corners so that forklift operators can see pedestrians?


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10. Is the facility using the right type of forklifts, designated for the business?


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11. Do the motorized hand and hand/rider trucks used in the facility adhere to adequate safety measures and guidelines?


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12. Where lifting of heavy materials is required, is powered equipment available to personnel to avoid manual lifting?


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13. Have shelves and bins been positioned at waist level in order to reduce lifts from shoulder height and from floor height?


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14. Have all employees responsible for handling materials been provided with ergonomic training?


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15. Are all pallet storage racks properly installed and braced as per the manufacturer's guidelines, with each post anchored firmly to the floor?


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16. Is each section of pallet rack’s maximum load capacity clearly posted to avoid permanent damage to the racks and accidents?


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17. Is there any visible physical damage to the pallet racks?


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18. Are materials stacked on pallet racks at least several inches away from overhead sprinklers?


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