Warehouse Maintenance Checklist

In order to keep a warehouse running smoothly, it’s essential that some form of maintenance is performed on a regular basis.

Not only does this allow you to ensure that everything is working correctly, it also highlights any potential problems which may occur so that you can perform the necessary maintenance task to prevent it from occurring and potentially causing problems in your warehouse; whether this be posing a safety risk or simply disrupting the running of the warehouse.

As experts in warehouse pallet racking, we know our stuff when it comes to regular warehouse maintenance tasks. We’ve put together a short list of criteria which should be checked and tested when performing maintenance, including some which can easily get forgotten about or missed.

Test the Alarm Systems

Testing the alarms should be one of the first things that you check when performing maintenance in a warehouse.

Usually you will be storing or working on a lot of expensive stock which should be protected at all times by fire, burglar and other security alarms. Make sure that any alarm system that you have installed is thoroughly checked and tested and that it is functioning correctly.

 photo Alarm_zpspgwk77la.jpg We often rely too much on the assumption that on our alarm systems are functioning, but it doesn’t hurt to check. Better safe than sorry!

Check Emergency Exits

Emergency exits are an essential component in your escape plan if there is an emergency in the warehouse.

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Make sure that all your emergency exits have working bulbs so that they can be seen in the event of the power going out and that the push bars are working and that the alarms work when pushed.

Repair Flooring Damage

The sooner that damage done to the floor is detected, the easier and cheaper it will be to fix.

Not only does this pose a safety hazard to the workers who are working in that area, but it also affects any machinery that you have in the area, making the floor uneven and unstable.

Cracks and damage can be repaired, but it’s important to find the right solution for the type of damage; don’t just cover the crack with concrete! Contact a warehouse flooring professional before trying to fix any damage yourself.

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Here at Pallet Racking Direct, we want you to make the most out of your warehouse and the only way that you can do that is through regular maintenance and care. Our pallet racking systems help keep your warehouse neat and tidy as well as safely storing your products. If you would like more information on how our pallet racking can help keep your warehouse safe and productive, don’t hesitate to contact our team today by calling 01444 220 290 and we will be more than happy to help you with your enquiries.

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