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The Ulti Warehouse Safety Checklist

In a busy warehouse environment filled with heavy equipment and vehicles such as trucks and forklifts, diligence is key in ensuring your employees are safe at all times. Of course, accidents can happen, but there are plenty of things we can do to minimise the risk.

Common warehouse accidents include:
  • Forklift crashes into stock, shelving, or people
  • Slips and falls on spilled or improperly stored product
  • Strain or injury when working with heavy equipment
  • Chemical or temperature exposure that could cause health problems
  • Personnel being unintentionally hit or injured by backing trucks

Accidents can be costly in both time and money, and, most importantly, the physical wellbeing of your staff. Keeping your warehouse or storage facility running smoothly and efficiently requires an effective and clearly defined safety protocol. To make it easier for you to create a comprehensive safety protocol, our experts have created a checklist to help you and your team with your safety requirements.

The Ulti Warehouse Safety Checklist

  1. Is there clear division between pedestrians and vehicles?
  2. Are shelving systems robust, secure, and well-maintained?
  3. Are company safety regulations on display within the premises?
  4. Are designated areas for sanitising and washing cleaned daily?
  5. Are aisles clear of obstructions?
  6. Do you have designated safety officers on staff?
  7. Is there a need for high-visibility workwear?
  8. What are the noise levels like?
  9. Is there a need for visual alerts?
  10. Are your hazard zones clearly marked or behind barriers?
  11. What vehicles frequent the facility?
  12. Do you have first aid kits placed strategically throughout the facility?

These checklist questions are a great start to developing your own on-site safety plan.

We’ve also included a few standard safety measures below that will help guide you to creating the best safety protocols and systems for you.

Warehouse safety measures

Employee Protection

impactable barriers

Protecting your employees is extremely important, especially in an environment where there is a high risk of injury regarding vehicles and pedestrians. By placing Impactable barrier protection around zones designated for pedestrians, you are helping to prevent accidents that may occur. PVC impactable barriers are shock absorbent, stopping vehicles from hurting a worker. In addition, ULTI- Line floor marking tape will help you to map out any safe walking areas to further protect your employees.

Product Protection


Impactable rack protection barriers are a simple measure that helps protect your products from damage. These barriers are specifically designed to protect racking and provide shock resistant measures that act as a cushion upon impact, preventing costly damage to both your racking and products, should an accident occur.

Better Awareness

virtual vision

Being aware of your surroundings is essential in a warehouse environment as so much is going on and so much can go wrong. To prevent any pedestrian/vehicle accidents, you can set up virtual vision advanced warning technology within your warehouse. The warning technology works by sensing oncoming traffic and flashing a light to alert those around. This helps to reduce accidents that could occur by workers being oblivious to their surroundings.


Another option is an overhead mounted Safe-T-Signal Warning System that detects traffic and tells workers when it is safe to walk or drive by showing LED symbols.

Safety training and procedures

Mandatory training for both new and experienced staff ensures they are always up to date on how to keep themselves and others safe. Having regular training sessions in place keeps the warehouse environment more controlled and people more aware, decreasing the chance of any accidents occurring.

Making sure your warehouse it as safe as possible is challenging. Bring in one of the experts here at Ulti Group to help evaluate your setup and see what safety options are best for you. Enquire below or reach out directly on 0800 807 753.

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