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Warehouse Safety SOP 60008-2

Warehouse Safety SOP 60008-2

Product SKU: 60008
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  • Provides a step-by-step safe work process for general warehouse safety
  • Customisation instructions included
  • Can assist in ensuring workers are adequately trained
  • Provided in Microsoft Word for easy customisation/editing
  • Includes a Risk Assessment Form

The Warehousing - General Safety Safe Operating Procedure (SOP)

The Warehousing - General Safety Safe Operating Procedure (SOP) outlines step-by-step processes for safely working in warehouse environment. Warehouses are full of hazards including:

  • Contact with powered mobile plant
  • Hazardous Manual Tasks - awkward, twisting, bending positions, lifting, carrying, or putting down objects
  • Items on ground level

The Warehousing - General Safety Safe Operating Procedure SOP Content:

  • Management Commitment and Approval
  • PPE
  • Hazards & Risks
  • Precautions
  • Pre-Operational Inspection
  • Operation Sequence and safety processes for
    • Dock Area and forklift operation
    • Opening packaging / bundles using knives
    • Pick and Pack goods by hand from shelves / racking
    • Housekeeping
    • Material Storage
    • Pallets
  • Maintenance / Cleaning

Warehousing - General Safety Safe Operating Procedure Extract Only

Dock area:

  • Drive forklifts slowly on docks and dock plates
  • Secure dock plates and check to see if the plate can safely support the load
  • Keep clear of dock edges and never back up forklifts to the dock’s edge
  • Provide visual warnings near dock edges
  • Prohibit “dock jumping” by workers
  • Make sure that dock ladders and stairs meet safety specifications
  • Ensure area is restricted from unauthorised persons / general public.


Ready to Use

Save time with our pre-filled, fully customisable templates. Simply add your company details and read the document to ensure all elements are relevant to your business, conduct a risk assessment using the Risk Assessment Form provided and make amendments as required. It is then ready for use as a training tool and as a point of discussion at OHS/WHS/Tool Box Talk meetings.

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