The Importance of Warehouse Line Marking
As far as workplaces go, warehouses are very high-risk places.
Whether it’s heavy machinery or lines of stock stacked on top of each other, there are a number of things that employees need to be aware of and, amongst all the chaos, such awareness isn’t always easy. That’s where warehouse line marking comes in.
In this article, the Northern Marking team will be covering the importance of line marking in warehouses, and a few little tips and tricks to keep you and your employees safe.
Of course, the number one reason why you want to line mark your warehouse is because of the safety benefits.
Line marking allows you to mark out and emphasise high-risk areas in the warehouse, ensuring that your employees understand where they should be positioned during certain processes, and also where they should never be positioned, under any circumstances.
However, there is a limit to what line marking can do in these areas.
To properly ensure that employees won’t go in restricted areas, you might well need to install physical barriers and warning signs that can combat higher levels of carelessness.
The safety of your employees is your number one priority and something worth investing in.
The number of workplace accidents across the UK is still too high, and professional, well-thought-out line marking can help combat this.
Not only does line marking in your warehouse keep your employees safe, it can also help them keep the warehouse in better shape overall.
For example, line marking around certain areas of stock will ensure that employees know to always keep items within the boundaries of those lines, meaning walkways will never be obstructed.
You could also clearly mark out hygiene stations, ensuring that sanitation levels are kept up. This will be extremely important as we move into a post-COVID world.
Stock in a warehouse can take up lots of space, so much so that it’s not always easy to know how much free space you actually have.
A cramped, over-stacked warehouse can make finding certain items a nightmare and can seriously hamper productivity. This can also lead to stock being misplaced by being stacked in the wrong area.
That’s where line marking comes in. By arranging stock within marked bays, you can then decide if there is a need to create additional floor space via the addition of shelving or pallet racking.
Arranging things in such a way will allow your employees to think and work more productively – the value of which for your business cannot be overstated.
With over 12 years of experience, you can trust Northern Marking – an ISO 9001:2008-accredited company – to carry out any line marking job to the highest of standards.
For more information about the line marking work that we carry out throughout Greater Manchester, get in touch with our friendly team today.