Forklifts & Warehouse Equipment in St Louis

Warehouse Maintenance Tips

  • Keeping your warehouse safe and running smoothly means committing to a proper maintenance schedule. Clean, well-maintained warehouses offer employees an environment that mitigates the risk of serious accidents. It also helps the organization’s bottom line by promoting productivity. When it comes to creating a maintenance plan that works for your warehouse, it’s a good idea to have a two-prong approach: Consider implementing strategies that address ongoing preventive maintenance as well as emergency maintenance.    Preventive Maintenance If your warehouse doesn’t…

    Fundamentals of Forklift Safety

  • It doesn’t matter if you’ve been working on a forklift for years or if this is your first week on the job; it’s always helpful to have safety reminders when it comes to using this piece of equipment in the warehouse.  We consulted with safety experts, industry veterans, and existing safety guidelines to offer basic safety best practices that you may or may not be using. Remember -- a forklift is nothing like a car and doesn’t function like a…

    Keep Your Warehouse Safe During the Holiday Shipping Season

  • New research shows that fatigued employees cost employers around $136 billion a year due to absenteeism, health-related costs, and lost productivity -- to the tune of more than $3000 per employee. As we head into the holiday shopping season and warehouse activity is poised to heat up for the busiest time of the year, it’s important to understand how you can optimize your warehouse management strategy to keep employees safe and costs under control. Warehouses see their fair share of…

    Warehouse Dock Design Best Practices

  • Believe it or not, holiday shopping (and shipping!) season is right around the corner. You may have your inventory management down pat and a good handle on your materials handling, but if your loading dock isn’t optimized your whole supply chain could suffer. Whether you’re building a new warehouse or taking a closer look at what you currently have it’s important to focus on some factors that could make or break your design -- including elements like usage, safety, maintenance,…

    Forklift Maintenance Best Practices and Tips and Tricks

  • There’s no doubt that warehouse management strategies come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing that’s universal is a comprehensive approach to equipment maintenance -- and that’s non-negotiable. Of all the equipment used in a manufacturing facility or warehouse on a daily basis, the forklift is probably the one that is depended on the most to keep things flowing and moving efficiently and safely. Think about this: What would happen to your supply chain if suddenly your warehouse forklifts…

    How to Increase Safety in Industrial Facilities Through Proper Cleaning

  • The following is a guest post contributed by ServiceMaster Commercial Cleaning, a Virginia-based commercial cleaning franchise that specializes in industrial cleaning services. A clean workplace is more than just providing a fresh, sanitary environment for workers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2016. Many workplace injuries and illnesses can be prevented by maintaining a clean, safe work environment. An organized and well-maintained workspace presents fewer…