If you run a warehouse or a factory, it’s likely that you’re always looking for ways to make your facility safer and more efficient.
There are plenty of solutions out there, but often they are highly expensive or time consuming. You could invest in enabling technologies like RFID readers or warehouse management systems, or spend a pretty penny on a highly trained warehouse manager, all of which will take up a considerable amount of your valuable time and money.
Fear not however - there is a solution that you can easily implement to make your warehouse or factory floor significantly more efficient without breaking the bank. In this guide, we will show you how to use floor marking tape to make your workplace more efficient.
Mark Out Traffic Lanes
The very simple practice of marking out traffic lanes with industrial marking tape goes a long way in improving the safety and efficiency of your warehouse. You can use different colours of tape to indicate different traffic areas; for example one lane for vehicles such as forklifts, and one lane where it is safe for people to walk. Not only does this reduce the risk of accidents, it also allows your employees to navigate the site faster as they won’t bump into any unexpected obstacles.
Indicate Storage Areas
You likely have items in your warehouse that tend to be stacked on the floor but don’t have a particular storage area, for example pallets, material stock or even your finished product. If this is the case, your staff will waste a lot of valuable working time searching for the right place to store materials, and even longer trying to find items that have been poorly stored. By marking out specific colour coded floor areas for stacking certain items, your employees can be sure that there is a place for everything, and everything is in its place.
Using hazard warning tape is crucial in any warehouse or factory environment. These tapes usually come in red, red and white, or black and yellow stripes. They can be used to draw attention to dangerous machinery, moving parts, chemical hazards, electrical panels and more. Not only does this mean the equipment is more visible, the increased safety naturally leads to an increase in efficiency, as you won’t suffer downtime from your staff becoming injured. The same could be said for barrier tape in red and white, which can mark temporary hazards or moving parts and make them less likely to cause injury.
By making use of our floor marking tape and hazard warning tape, you can make your warehouse safer, more efficient, and more profitable.