Warehouses are hot targets for thieves looking to get their hands on idle cargo. After all, they say cargo is safest when it’s on the move.
That’s why it’s important to stay vigilant when selecting the best warehouse services for your shipment. There are many factors to consider that play into safety, and you deserve that peace of mind!
In this blog post, we look closely at warehouse security measures and what makes the facilities optimal for storing loads.
It’s no secret that technology is revolutionizing the logistics industry, and for tackling cargo theft, this is a huge part of it. When scouting out different warehouse locations, it’s always a good idea to inquire about the security measures in place.
Management software is vital, because it streamlines organization within the facilities. Shippers can keep a better eye on what is coming in and going out, while also being able to quickly locate where a load is stored.
Surveillance is also key. There should be an eye on all loads 24/7, with security personnel on duty, patrolling the premises.
Finally, tracking software adds another layer of security for shippers to keep an eye on where goods are at all times.
Workplace accidents are especially common in warehouses. These are busy spaces, with items being moved around, forklifts and other heavy machinery at work, and many people milling about, performing their respective duties.
Look for a warehouse that keeps operations streamlined by holding regular safety trainings. This shows that employees are up-to-date on the latest safety measures and how to act in case of an emergency or theft attempt.
Do they keep emergency gear on hand? Hard hats, first aid kits, vests, and walkie talkies are all ways to boost communication and visibility.
Finally, a clean warehouse is technically a safer one. If items and debris are lying in the aisles on the floor, the risk of an accident is automatically heightened.
The floor should be clear at all times, with tape used to indicate traffic patterns and forklift operation areas.
Signs and cones are also imperative to highlight where there may be wet or greasy flooring. Employees should be on hand to sweep debris throughout the day.
True Carriers Group is a non-asset based group of carriers that has been helping drive America’s supply chain for over 40 years. We offer a full range of logistics services, including Intermodal, Reefer, Van, Flatbed, Brokerage, LTL and Heavy Haul.