A utility cart can be a very handy tool when you're working in a warehouse, since it can be used to haul multiple items at once and can prevent you from having to pick up and lug heavy items. Even though utility carts are pretty simple pieces of warehouse equipment, you still have to be cautious about accidents that might happen. Luckily, following these safety tips can help you use your warehouse utility carts in the safest way possible.
1. Watch the Wheels
One main thing that you have to worry about when it comes to using utility carts is getting "pinched" by the wheels. It's smart to inspect the wheels periodically to make sure that there is no debris that might cause them not to operate properly, but you should wear gloves and use caution when doing so. Then, when pushing or pulling the cart, watch your toes. Avoid wearing open-toed shoes, since you could accidentally run your toes over or pinch them with the wheels. In fact, if you will be working with utility carts regularly, wearing steel-toed shoes or boots can help provide additional protection for your toes.
2. Load Carefully
When loading your utility cart, make sure that you do so carefully. Make sure that the cart is securely in place before placing items on it, and load it evenly to prevent it from tipping. Also, make sure that you do not overload the cart beyond its weight limit, which should be printed somewhere on the cart or in the owner's manual.
3. Watch Your Surroundings
When using a utility cart to move things around the warehouse, it can be easy to simply have your mind on what you are doing and nothing else. However, it is important to be aware of your surroundings to prevent accidents. For example, if there are people working in the area with forklifts, keep an eye out for them. Also, look out for any spills or other liquid that might cause you to slip and fall when you are pushing or pulling the cart. Keeping your eyes open and avoiding wearing headphones can help you watch out for potential dangers.
As you can see, there are a few safety tips that you should follow when using utility carts in a warehouse. If you follow these tips, you can help prevent yourself from being involved in any accidents during your workday.Share
12 December 2016
Hello everyone, my name is Denise. Welcome to my site about industrial equipment. When I was a young kid, I studied the function of each type of industrial equipment in great detail. I loved to watch all of those TV shows about the manufacturing processes for different industries. I have continued my studies about industrial equipment in my free time to increase my knowledge base about how everything we use is made. I created this site to share this information with you all to help everyone learn about how products are manufactured. Understanding industrial processes helps you better understand the world around you.