How safe is warehousing in Australia? The surge in online shopping has also put increased pressure on logistics providers and manufacturers with warehousing facilities to improve their operational efficiency and maximise storage space.
Australia’s demand for logistics warehousing space has steadily increased over the last decade and will continue to rise in the wake of a pandemic-induced e-commerce boom.
These challenges are further compounded by the need to ensure workplace safety. Preventative occupational health and safety measures are not only required to avoid workplace injury but to allow for adequate social distancing with COVID-19.
This whitepaper discusses the key issues affecting the materials handling sector in the context of current events. Moreover, it proposes a series of safety-first initiatives to help companies optimise their existing warehouse space and increase their ability to move product faster and more effectively to meet customer demand.