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Warehouse Security

Warehouse Security

Tips about the Important Features within a Warehouse Security System

Alarm systems and high definition video surveillance cameras

  • Alarm systems and high definition video surveillance cameras are both essential elements of warehouse security. 

Building Structure

  • Buildings must be constructed of materials that resist break-ins and protect from outside tampering. It is recommended that periodic inspections and repairs are done to your building’s structure.
  • Fencing

Perimeter fencing around your facility’s yard should enclose every area that surrounds your storage facilities.

  • Lighting

Adequate lighting must be provided inside and outside the facility, especially in the following areas: entrances and exits, cargo handling and storage areas, fence lines and parking areas.

Keep the areas designated for receiving and dispatching physically separated.

  • Do a comprehensive background check when hiring new employees
  • Invest in on-going employee training.
  • Eliminate manual data entry, and use RFID or barcode scanning instead.
  • Protect entrance and exit doors with a quality physical access control system.  
  • Create and adhere to a security policy to remove trash and scrap from the warehouse.
  • Unload vehicles through separate channels.
  • Restrict visitors from roaming the premises, unless supervised.
  • Establish a proper control for the outgoing shipping consignment.
  • Inspect all vehicles that enter and exit the warehouse.
  • Place guards at all entrance and exit checkpoints.
  • Review, test and maintain the warehouse security system on a regular basis

Use of First Aid Protocols in the Warehouse

  • First aid is emergency care given immediately to an injured person. 
  • The purpose of first aid is to minimize injury and future disability. In serious cases, first aid may be necessary to keep the victim alive.  
  • The initial management of injuries and illness, until expert medical attention is received, could make a difference between life and death.
  • Employers must carry out an assessment of first aid needs and ensure that there are:
    • adequate and appropriate equipment and facilities for giving first aid to employees. This includes a first-aid box and first-aid room, depending on the size of the warehouse;
    • an ‘appointed person’ where necessary to take charge in an emergency whenever people are at work. 
    • Qualified first aiders.