Muscle strain is a serious problem for many warehouse operations, and it’s not difficult to pinpoint the cause of the issue. Heavy lifting tends to occur when building and unloading pallets, and in many cases, workers pay the price; according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, warehouse staff suffered twice as many musculoskeletal injuries than workers in other private industries in 2012.
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In the battery room, clutter is always bad news — a few loose cables or unorganized tools can be a serious safety hazard, as we’ve addressed in earlier blogs. However, it’s important to note that every facility will occasionally suffer from disorganization in battery charging areas, even if accidents never occur.
In order to keep your forklift fleet running efficiently, you need an organized, well-managed battery room. Every piece of equipment should be regularly inspected, and worn or damaged components should be switched out immediately — if you want to stay productive, you need to take equipment malfunctions out of the equation wherever possible.
When properly managed, your battery room allows for a much more efficient lift truck fleet. Unfortunately, most battery rooms aren’t optimized, and even if you’ve outfitted your charging area with the latest equipment, you might be sacrificing productivity (not to mention a sizable portion of your operating budget) due to poor cable management practices.
Every battery charging area needs a strategy for cable management, but many facilities downplay the importance of this crucial practice. Industrial battery chargers attach with cables, and operations with substantial forklift fleets need to manage these connections effectively in order to stay safe and productive. Proper cable management isn’t expensive, and it’s an excellent investment for facilities of all sizes.