How to reduce the risk of infection in the warehouse?
The corona-virus pandemic at once changed our lives. Including it affected labor activity. The activities of many enterprises were suspended, the work of others was significantly limited. Logistics has become one of the few sectors of the economy, the load on which increased significantly during this period. At the same time, the issue of ensuring the safety of employees’ health at their workplaces became acute. And if the work of the administrative department can be transferred to a remote method of work, then the warehouse workers – movers, receivers, storekeepers, packers – remain at risk.
Part 1: Disinfection plan at the warehouse.
– Entrance disinfection with special disinfection gates or dispensers
– Control of body temperature of workers at the entrance
– Regular use of antiseptics – throughout the working day
– Cleaning with disinfectants every 2 hours
– Regular (every 2 hours) airing of working rooms.
– The ban on eating at workplaces, dinner can only be made in a room specially designated for this – the eating room
– The presence of a sink for washing hands (hot and cold water), ensuring its daily cleaning with disinfectants
Part 2: Workflow Separation and Team Separation
To comply with the principles of social distance and reduce physical contact between employees and representatives of transport companies, it is necessary to distribute functions across areas of activity.
The warehouse can be divided into separate zones, each with its own specifics for the placement of goods, the type and configuration of the rack system, as well as long-term storage and packaging areas. To optimize the work in the zonal division of the warehouse, the application of conveyor assembly of orders can be used (pallets, boxes, carts to collect the order move through the entire warehouse, each of the responsible storekeepers assigned to a specific storage area, a group of goods, selects goods from their area on a moving cart)
Part 3: Organization of loading and unloading time intervals
For structuring and planning the operation of the warehouse, it is vitally necessary to distribute traffic flows and loading and unloading operations strictly according to the schedule, in order to avoid creating traffic jams from trucks in warehouse yard and to effectively use the minimum amount of human resources for the planned operation of the warehouse.
Using the cloud-based solution, Warehouse Time Slot Management helps you quickly organize and streamline the work schedule of loading docks, distributing work hours for each vehicle, informing all parties involved about it and generating documents necessary for receiving or sending cargo.
A pandemic and its accompanying quarantine regime is a period when great attention needs to be paid to both increasing business efficiency and increasing the level of safety for the health and emotional state of the team. And the use of technological solutions is becoming a key factor in addressing these issues.
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