Tips for Warehouse Transportation Safety

Here at Shelf Space, we know how important it is to have efficient systems in place in heavy duty working environments like warehouses, whether it be with adjustable pallet racking systems to ensure maximisation of space or having our anti-collapse mesh screens to capitalise on work safety.

Here at Shelf Space, we know how important it is to have efficient systems in place in heavy duty working environments like warehouses, whether it be with adjustable pallet racking systems to ensure maximisation of space or having our anti-collapse mesh screens to capitalise on work safety.

But with everything in place, you need to ensure that you minimise any difficulties with the transportation of your palletised products.


Whether you’re starting out in the business or have long standing experience, it’s always necessary to make sure that the correct safety regulations carry on through to your transportation system. Even though it may seem like common sense, it’s always important to carry out refresher training courses in the correct execution of your warehouse forklifts or trucks to make sure your company doesn’t incur any warehouse incidents.

Here are three things to consider when managing the efficiency of your business and the potential protection of your staff.

1. How heavy?

Make sure you know how heavy the products are that you’re dealing with. Again, it may seem simple, but misjudgements in weight could have a domino effect when working with such large, heavy duty structures. Your staff’s knowledge of stock is essential. If a product is too heavy to lift, then this could cause damage to your vehicle or could cause it to become unbalanced.

2. Spatial awareness

How much space is between your pallet racks? You need to make certain that you have enough space to accommodate your vehicle, allowing space for your forklift to manoeuvre through the aisles with ease and to be able to turn around if need be. How long or wide are your products? You must allow space for those too. Of course, this can be made easier with Shelf Space’s narrow aisle pallet racking to maximise on space in your warehouse.

3. Product placement

The execution of placing your products back in their shelving units needs to be done properly without room for error. If goods aren’t pushed back and utilising the entire space of the rack, then this could lead to accidents, including trips and falls of staff, a collision with your vehicle or products falling out of the compartments.

You need to provide the guarantee that your business runs as smoothly as possible in a warehouse space. Whether you need to invest in installations to integrate better with your current structures or if a change in product warrants a more flexible construction, send us a specific enquiry on our contact page or call us at our office at 01444 220 290.

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