Physical damage to the pallet rack
Often this damage occurs from lift truck collisions. Sufficient clearance space and clear aisles are both great ways to prevent this kind of damage. Always encourage employees to promptly report all minor impacts or observable damage.
Misaligned Racking Safety Hazard
This can cause collapse or failure of your pallet racking system. During inspection, use the manufacturer’s instructions to check that racks are properly aligned, plum, and level.
Loose Floor Fittings
OSHA is clear that rack columns are bottom-anchored to the floor with column base plates secured with anchor bolts.
Suitability of forklift truck
Your material handling equipment and pallet jacks should be sized to meet your needs.
Weight of stored goods versus capacity of racking system
To prevent dangerously overloaded racks, ANSI/RMI MH16.1 suggests posting the maximum permissible unit load, average unit load, and maximum total load per bay.
In the end, whether your racks are damaged, overloaded, improperly anchored or misaligned, they’re a serious safety hazard that can result in serious injury. OSHA recommends warehouse managers develop a thorough maintenance and inspection program. Be liberal with safety audits that include everything from pallet rack signage all the way up your material handling equipment.
Working from home may have its benefits like getting up a bit later, wearing comfy clothes and having an oven handy for making lunch.
But you may find working, eating and sleeping in the same place each day gets a bit tiresome after a while.
Here’s a few tips and tricks for making your work environment at home that little bit brighter…
If you have a comfortable chair you can use as your work chair, this will make a big difference if you’re sitting at a desk or table all day.
Clean up your mess (computer, papers, laptops etc)
A clean and tidy working environment can make the world of difference.
Making sure your desk or table is free of clutter so that you have space to work, and that it’s clean and tidy can leave your feeling calmer and more productive.
Make sure you also tidy up at the end of your working day so that you come away from work and enjoying the evening for yourself and the family.
If possible, choose a place for your workspace environment that has natural lighting. This can be beneficial to your mood and increase productivity. We also recommend you get outside a 20 minutes or so, to give you a break from work and also get much needed fresh air.
Being near a window while working can also up your vitamin D levels, which helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, and these nutrients are needed to keep muscle, teeth and bones healthy.
Separate work and living areas
If it’s possible to do so, your workspace should be in a room or space as far away as possible from the place where you sleep if you want to increase your productivity.
Your brain tends to associate certain spaces with certain tasks, which is why it’s important to keep your work and living areas physically separate if you can.
For more ideas on office space at home or in a city office, contact us today!
It’s often surprising to see how closely some offices resemble the TV version of the office with positivity at best on a par with the staff of Wernham Hogg. While not all of this is down the design and layout of office space, positive office design can at least go some way towards reducing the negative impact of inconsiderate managers and bosses.
One thing is certain, a negative work environment is not just bad for miserable staff members, it can also spread throughout the organisation leading eventually to apathy, lack of motivation and reduced productivity.
Some simple tweaks to the design and layout can have a surprisingly positive effect on everyone in the organisation if carefully thought out.
The introduction of more attractive office furniture will be welcomed by staff members particularly if desks and chairs are looking like they have seen better days.
Another important part of designing a positive office is to introduce a sense of fun. While work time shouldn’t always be fun time, having a laugh and perhaps a game of pool or table tennis with colleagues can give some release from day-to-day monotony. We all as humans like to be rewarded for our hard work.
Lastly areas should be well lit, and there should be plenty of space to move around in. There is nothing worse than being stuck in an office day after day in a crowded room full of colleagues you may not necessarily get on well with.