Helpful Tips from T.W. Hicks, Inc. to Improve the Health and Safety of Your Warehouse Floors
Here are some helpful tips from your warehouse professionals at T.W. Hicks, Inc. to improve the overall health and safety of your warehouse floors for efficient operational workings!
With over 20 years in the industrial flooring business, T.W. Hicks, Inc. is dedicated to taking the industrial flooring market to new and better levels with quality service, quality leadership and the experience needed for your warehouse flooring needs. In an effort to improve the overall safety and efficiency of your warehouse floors, here are some helpful tips that will keep your employees safe, your operations working as they should and products as safe as they can be.
Our warehouse floor professionals recommend using safety measures such as floor striping to mark and identify aisles and passageways with the most traffic and that should be kept clear to help maintain efficient operations. Having these clear markings allows mechanically-moved materials proper clearance at loading docks, through doorways, at turns and in other parts of the workplace while preventing accidents with workers such as being pinned between such equipment and other furniture and fixtures in the workplace. These markings will designate the spaces that should remain clear for utmost operational efficiency and safety.
Moreover, while OSHA standards for floor striping and markings do not exist, it is recommended that you utilize colors for specific accident prevention markings. For example, red striping indicates any dangerous hazards that might be present while yellow indicates caution, orange indicates warning and fluorescent orange or orange-red indicates biological hazards.
As you look at the overall design and final layout of your warehouse, contact our industrial flooring specialists at T.W. Hicks, Inc. to consult you on best practices for overall safety and operational efficiency. We can help you identify and designate areas for pedestrian passageways, hatch areas, fire exits, dock bays, staging lanes and more. It’s our company’s desire that you and your facility remain as safe as possible while having the space you need to get your work done well.
Contact our team at T.W. Hicks, Inc. today to schedule a consultation. T.W. Hicks, Inc. is located in Denton and San Antonio, Texas and serve Texas Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana with commercial flooring needs. We look forward to serving you soon!