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Understanding Your Surroundings: How to Always Be Mindful of Your Surroundings in a Warehouse

Working in a warehouse is incredibly rewarding. Having the ability to work with your hands and see what you’ve accomplished at the end of your shift feels great. Of course, this line of work can also be dangerous — if you don’t play it safe.

Understanding your surroundings and being mindful of the hazards present is a must in a warehouse environment.

How to Be Mindful of Your Surroundings in a Warehouse

Keep Your Work Area Tidy

A messy work area is a recipe for disaster in a warehouse setting. When items aren’t in their proper places, they can easily shift and cause accidents. If your space is untidy, it can also be difficult to keep track of the materials present. Avoid this, by making a habit of always putting things where they belong immediately. It might take a few extra seconds initially, but it will save time and reduce accidents in the long term.

Stay Off Your Smartphone

If you’re like most people, your smartphone is always on your body. Staying connected is nice, but it’s also distracting. You cannot be aware of your surroundings on the warehouse floor if you’re focused on your phone. Avoid the temptation to check your phone by turning it off or leaving it in your locker.

Proceed With Caution

A warehouse is a busy place, with many different things going on at once. Therefore, it’s important to walk slowly, so you have time to survey your surroundings. Rushing through aisles or around corners can cause you to come face-to-face with unexpected hazards. Moving cautiously gives you time to change course and avoid any possible dangers in your path.

Be Aware of Potential Hazards

Workers do a variety of jobs in a warehouse setting. While you don’t need intricate knowledge of your colleagues’ jobs, you do need to have a basic understanding of what they do and the hazards present, so you can protect yourself. Knowing what risks are on the work floor — and how to avoid them — will help you stay safe.


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As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

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Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.