As any discerning retailer or shopfitter will tell you, having an efficient storage area is critical to store productivity.
It’s also critical that your storage area is OHS compliant, as one of our clients found out recently. A major retailer with multiple brands across Australia relayed the following experience to us…
“A Worksafe Victoria inspector recently attended one of our stores as part of a proactive project (not in response to any complaint or incident). As part of the visit, the inspector reviewed the off-site storage location that is used by the store.
The offsite storage area does not have any shelving and was full with stock at the time of the visit. The inspector has raised concerns with unsafe storage and hazardous manual handling.
The inspector has issued an Improvement Notice against the client for breach of general duties under the OHS Act 2004. In this instance we have breached our duty to provide a safe workplace (given the lack of safe storage) and have been provided a window of 6 weeks to rectify.”
Can we help you avoid a Worksafe ‘Improvement Notice’ in your stockroom?
Using tried and proven storage solutions for retail stores, we make it easy for busy retailers to maximise the storage capacity and avoid potential OHS issues!
|Whether you are trying to make the most of limited space or have a large area to fill with practical storage applications we will work alongside you to ensure the result is perfect for the operations of your business.
If you’d like an obligation free assessment of your retail storage space, contact us today!