“We took the 2-hour drive to pick it up and it was ready for us, the transaction took 5 minutes. The conveyor was much better than the original ones on the saw, a great value and we were treated like we were buying a hundred of them by Conesco, just for our little old one conveyor. Good company.”
Safety – no matter where you work – is important to keep you and your warehouse coworkers safe during the day. Training, reminders, feedback and more is key to keeping everyone working in a warehouse safely. By training them properly on safety procedures, reminding them about the importance of a safe work environment, and providing feedback on unsafe behaviors, you can reduce a number of workplace incidents each year. Let’s look at three ways to train workers about warehouse safety and reinforce safe behaviors.
1. Warehouse Safety Must Be Part of the Work Day
Making safety part of the work day is essential. Safety needs to be part of everything from training workers on how to use equipment, what gear to wear, and even the processes of how to handle daily operations. Stay on top of new safety methods and integrate them into your warehouse logistics and operations when necessary. By ensuring safety starts from the moment workers walk in the door, you can create a safe environment no matter where or what they’re doing for the day.
2. Involve Employees in Warehouse Safety
Safety discussions and feedback has to be part of the work culture in a warehouse from the moment workers walk through the doors each day. By ensuring up-to-date processes are explained to workers, discussions about safety occur, and feedback is given on how to be safer when issues arise, you can create a culture of safety that workers invest in. By including your workers, you show that you care about their safety and value their feedback which will encourage them to be safer and contribute to a safe warehouse environment.
3. Warehouse Safety Training Has to Be a Priority
Regular safety training and meetings need to occur, even when things are running smoothly. Whether it’s training new ways to do things or addressing safety concerns, by staying on top of safety training you’re making sure your workers are performing their jobs correctly and efficiently. This leads to better productivity and a smooth running warehouse in the long-term, along with avoiding worker injuries and inventory or property damage.
Encouraging a safe work environment makes it easier for everyone from the top down when working in a warehouse.
What people are saying about CONESCO Storage Systems, Inc.
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FAQs about our material handling services:
What kind of warehouse equipment do you buy?
We are looking to purchase large quantities of pallet racking and most other warehouse equipment.
Do you serve my location?
CONESCO serves the entire United States from multiple locations.
How quickly can we get started?
It might be quicker than you think! The first step is to give us a call or have us call you. Once we have a good understanding of your unique situation, we typically provide a quote within 5 days and will schedule a time with you to have one of our team members come visit your site.
Will you buy and remove everything from our warehouse?
Our specialty is in used pallet racks (uprights, beams, wiredecks, pallet supports), pallet rack accessories (like guide/ guard rail, netting), conveyor systems, mezzanines, and pick modules. If your warehouse also includes different material like
- shrink wraps or
then we can buy/ remove those as well.
Sometimes material is in bad shape or is a very uncommon size or outdated brand. In some of these cases we do not purchase the materials, however we still can provide you with our teardown services to remove the materials from your warehouse. We encourage everyone to reach out so we can better understand what is in your warehouse and what your intentions are. Once we have a good understanding, we are happy to provide you with our recommendations, even if that means not using us.
Will you clean up after you have finished with the shelving and equipment removal?
Absolutely! Removing used warehouse equipment is a messy job. All debris will be properly disposed of and the floors swept.
We are still operating. Can you work around us?
Yes! There are a few things that will need to happen in order to ensure everyone’s safety and some other items need communicated like an agreed upon timeline. It’s true, an operating warehouse will sometimes slow down a teardown project. But, we understand it’s necessary to avoid disruption of your business during the warehouse shelving and equipment removal process.
How long will the used equipment removal process take?
We get that question all the time! It depends on many factors such as:
- will the warehouse be shut down or,
- will it still be operating?
- How much material is there?
- Are the uprights bolted down to the ground?
Best practice is to give yourself multiple months of time in planning so that way you provide a buffer for your project to finish according to a timeline. Getting a full count of the materials and good pictures is a great way to start the process of evaluating the decommission of your warehouse.
Will you leave holes in the floor or walls after the removal process?
No. Removing floor anchors does create holes but we take responsibility for grinding them down to be flush with the cement or fill them with cement epoxy.