Risk Management associated with excessive storage should also be addressed. Manufacturers should consider:
- How the goods are being stored – fire can spread quickly with congestion, and warehouse managers should ensure goods are stored in designated areas of the factory away from flammables and other ignition sources.
- Goods stored at increased heights can pose a falling risk and potentially injure employees or others.
- If factories are left unoccupied for long periods of time, valuable items such as customers’ goods should be stored away from entry points and secured if possible. Alarm systems, security gates and windows should be checked to ensure reliability in case of break-in and theft.