Health and safety standards are important in all industries, and logistics and warehousing are no exception. Corsair Logistics explains why adhering to a health and safety policy is so important in our industry.
Health And Safety Standards In Logistics And Warehousing
It is vital for everybody involved in logistics and warehousing to follow a strict health and safety policy. Here are the main points that inform health and safety practices in our industry. Read our blog for more warehousing and logistics advice.
Heavy Equipment And Cargo
In environments in which heavy machinery, such as cranes and forklifts, are in operation, and where heavy cargo is often being lifted overhead, mandating proper safety procedures and equipment is non-negotiable. Employees must be trained in proper use of equipment, and protocols that keep them out of harm’s way. When a shipment hits the highway, there are road safety rules to take into account. Strict compliance with these regulations and guidelines must be enforced.
The COVID-19 Pandemic Makes Health Measures Even More Important
Injuries are not the only potential health and safety issues in the workplace. Sickness should always be guarded against. In the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, safety regimens are tighter than ever. Now, more than ever, protection against the spread of disease in the workplace is genuinely a matter of life and death. Working predominantly indoors, warehouse employees need to take the necessary precautions around their co-workers and when handling goods.
Health And Safety Is Both A Collective And Individual Responsibility
When working in the warehouse, on the docks or in a vehicle, employees are encouraged to play a vital role in maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. Employers and staff should do the following:
- Adhere to correct safety procedures and maintain safety equipment
- Wear all prescribed protective clothing
- Involve themselves in workplace health and safety programs
- Notify the authorities if there are any potential safety concerns
Partner with Corsair Logistics
Corsair Logistics is a transport and logistics company based in Durban, South Africa. We can provide all the logistics and storage solutions you need and we are committed to carrying out our services in compliance with our strict health and safety policies. Contact us to find out how we can help you with your warehousing and logistics.