Warehouse Safety Tips | Episode 16 | Another Perspective

On today’s Podcast we interview Kevin Lawton of The New Warehouse Podcast and get his Top Ten Warehouse Safety Tips.  So stay tuned…

Welcome to Warehouse Safety Tips!

You can find the show notes to each episode, links to information mentioned on the podcast, the social media platforms we’re on, and anything else related to the podcast at WarehouseSafetyTips.com.

If you’re a seasoned Podcast Listener – this podcast is going to be different from most you listen to. It’s based around exactly what the name implies – Warehouse Safety Tips. And since the people in that industry are busy – we know time is money, so each episode will be as short and to the point as possible.

And now that all that is out of the way – let’s get to the Podcast!

Today we want to welcome Kevin Lawton of The New Warehouse Podcast. You can find him online at TheNewWarehouse.com.

We asked Kevin if he’d share his Top 10 Warehouse Safety Tips.

Here they are.

1. When operating PIT (Power Industrial Trucks) – be sure to travel with your forks as low as possible. For the safety of both equipment and staff.

2. Be sure to enforce the small things. It contributes to the overall Safety Culture.

3. Wear Gloves and Protective Equipment.

4. Assure that Eye Contact (A.K.A. 2-Way Recognition) is always made between Tow or Lift Truck Operators AND pedestrians. If you see the driver – that doesn’t mean they see you – and vice/versa.

5. Be sure to always pick up debris (Tape, trash, pieces of pallets, etc…) in your facility.


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Now back to the Podcast…

Continuing on with Kevin Lawton’s Top Ten Warehouse Safety Tips – here’s where we left off.

6. If you see something – say something. If something looks “off” – it might be and should be addressed. Better safe than sorry!

7. Proper investigation is a must for all incidents. And take action to constantly improve your Safety Culture from those investigations.

8. Be sure to always secure loads – especially when traveling.

9. Document everything – and create SOP (Standard Operation Procedures) to back up all activities. And train those SOP’s to every staff member.

10. Communicate and engage with staff. Don’t just hear what your staff says – LISTEN to them. Let them know you’re interested in assuring constant and never ending improvement is part of your Safety Culture – and that your staff knows they have a voice.


If you visit WarehouseSafetyTips.com – you’ll find the Show Notes for this episode.


Thank you for listening to Warehouse Safety Tips – and have SAFE day!





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