Warehouse Safety

£10.00 + VAT

Injuries in warehouses are over 3X higher than the average for all industries.  Therefore it is important that staff receive suitable training so they know how to work safely.  The Warehouse Safety course educates staff how to work safety in warehouses.


Warehouse Safety course

DURATION | 40 minutes

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WAREHOUSE SAFETY TRAINING

Warehouse operations present additional hazards to workers compared to most workplaces so it is important that they receive appropriate warehouse safety training.  For example, warehouse workers are at greater risk of injury from; slips & trips, heights,  manual handling activities, vehicles, falling objects, machinery, hazardous substances.

As you might imagine the injury rate amongst warehouse staff is 3 times higher than the average across all industries!1

So, if you employ warehouse staff they must receive appropriate safety training2 so they are both awareness of these hazards and how to work safety around them.

This online Warehouse training course is designed to provide a convenient way for employers to assigned and record that appropriate training has been provided.


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COURSE OBJECTIVE

This warehouse safety course is designed to reduce the risk of injury to staff who work in warehouses.  By providing an understanding of how to work safely.

The objective is to reduce the risk to you and colleagues.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the online Warehouse Safety training course learner will;

  • Know the legal responsibilities with respect to safely
  • Understand the various sources of hazards in a warehouse
  • Know the safety measures to follow while working in a warehouse environment

COURSE CONTENT

UNIT 1 | INTRODUCTION

Firstly, we highlight the course learning objectives, highlighting the importance of taking seriously the topic of warehouse safety.

UNIT 2 | LEGISLATION

While working in warehouses, employers and employees both have duties with respect to health & safety.  These duties are outlined in this second section.

UNIT 3 | COMMON CAUSES OF INJURY

Thirdly, we briefly outline the main causes of warehouse injuries.  Providing an awareness for staff of where particular vigilance is required. 

UNIT 4 | REDUCING RISK

Finally, we detail best-practice process and behaviour that help keep yourself and colleagues safe.

UNIT 5 | SUMMARY

UNIT 6 | QUIZ


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IDEAL FOR

This Warehouse Safety course is ideal for all employees working in or visiting warehouses.

CERTIFICATE

At the end of the online Warehouse Safety training there is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz.  If learners demonstrate their understanding by achieving a score of or more 80%, we send their completion certificate.  If learners score less than 80%, they can revisit any part of the course and retake the quiz until they are successful. A posted certificate is available for £9.

The Warehouse Safety certificate valid for 3 years.

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INCLUDED

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  • CPD accredited
  • Learn anywhere, anytime
  • Access on phones, tablets, laptop or desktop
  • Assign and track colleagues
  • Zero Carbon Product

WHY TAKE THE WAREHOUSE SAFETY COURSE?

Every warehouse exposes workers to a unique combination of hazards that both individually and together have the potential to injure workers.  For example – Heights, Chemicals,  Noise, Strewn objects, Dropped objects and vehicles.

By providing staff with an awareness of these hazards and highlighting best-practice behaviours this online warehouse safety course helps improve behaviours and reduce the chance of an incident in your warehouse.

This is because unsafe behaviours increase the chance an incidents.  For example;

  • Improper use of forklifts
  • Improper stacking
  • Horseplay
  • Inadequate fire safety provisions
  • Improper Personal Protective Equipment
  • Repetitive and/or heavy lifting

Educating staff about warehouse safety is a preventive measure that helps business meet the requirement to take ‘reasonably practicable’ steps to keep employees safe.  The certificate enables you to evidence appropriate training has been provided as required by regulations.

WAREHOUSE SAFETY TIPS

The UK Health & Safety executive has created a guide to safety in warehouses3 which you may find helpful.  You may also wish to consider;

RIDDOR statistics show Slips & Trips are the most common cause of ‘serious injury’ in warehouses.  Manual Handling accounts for 45% of ‘over 3 days injuries’.

So, with regards to Slips & Trips;

  1. Firstly, ensure flooring doesn’t become contaminated.  E.g. ensure sensible packing of materials.
  2. Secondly, when contamination does happen, deal with it immediately.  Ideally by cleaning.  Signs should be only a very temporary measure.
  3. Thirdly, keep floors and traffic routes free from obstructions
  4. Fourthly, using correct footwear can help reduce slips
  5. Next, if possible install slips resistant flooring.  Prioritise steps.
  6. Furthermore, adequate lighting can help reduce slips

With regards to Manual Handling;

  1. Firstly, try to avoid the task first
  2. Secondly, supply mechanical aids
  3. Thirdly, provide task specific training
  4. In addition, encourage staff to suggest improvements

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CONTACT

If you have any questions please email [email protected] or call us on 0131 6618253

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External References

1 – Warehouse Accident Statistics – Link

2 – Legislation – Link

3-  Health & Safety Executive guidance – Link