Safety regulations for warehouses

Description

The body of warehouse safety procedures and regulations to prevent incidents and hazards. Follow safety regulations and inspect equipment.

Alternative labels

safety codes for warehouses
health and safety codes for warehouses
safety procedures for warehouse operations
procedures to ensure safety of warehouse operations
health and safety regulations for warehouses
warehouse health and safety regulations
warehouse hazard prevention regulations
regulations governing warehouse safety procedures
safety regulations governing warehouse operations
warehouse safety regulations
warehouse health and safety codes
warehouse hazard prevention procedures

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Safety regulations for warehouses is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Warehouse manager: Warehouse managers assume the responsibility for storage facilities. They manage the operations and the staff within.
Logistics and distribution manager: Logistics and distribution managers take decisions on logistic services, operations and provisions. They take internal and external variables into consideration for effective and successful organisational logistic services. They give appropriate support to all the activities of the supply chain from the beginning to the end. These professionals organise the storage and distribution of goods and ensure that the right products are delivered to the right location on time and at a good cost.
Stevedore: Stevedores sort, handle, load and unload freight into over-the-road equipment in accordance with oral and written instructions, as well as state regulations. They move freight such as boxes, bulky items, or even large pallets of goods to and from storage areas and onto transport vehicles.
Warehouse order picker: Warehouse order pickers prepare orders manually. They pick up orders and bring them to the delivery platform for processing, or in the trade sector to allow customers to pick them up. They are expected to complete orders for shipment, keeping in mind the quantity and type of goods specified and meeting quality criteria established by the company. They also assemble various types of merchandise for shipment and transport orders to shipping locations as specified by a supervisor. They typically stack bundled articles on pallet by hand, are responsible for wrapping articles on the pallet to secure them while moving, and for ensuring the integrity of the pallet.
Aircraft cargo operations coordinator: Aircraft cargo operations coordinators direct and coordinate air transport terminal cargo and ramp activities. They review data on incoming flights as to plan the working activities. They direct preparation of loading plans for each departing flight and confer with supervisory personnel to ensure workers and equipment are available for air cargo and baggage loading, unloading, and handling activities.

Optional knowledge

Safety regulations for warehouses is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Materials handler: Materials handlers execute the handling and storage of materials through activities such as loading, unloading and moving articles in a warehouse or storage room. They work according to orders to inspect materials and provide documentation for the handling of items. Materials handlers also manage inventory and ensure the safe disposal of waste.
Warehouse worker: Warehouse workers execute the accurate handling, packing and storage of materials in a warehouse. They receive goods, label them, check quality, store the goods and document any damage. Warehouse workers also monitor stock levels of items, keep inventory and ship goods.

 


 

References

  1. Safety regulations for warehouses – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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