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Bundle Up: Preparing the Warehouse for Winter

Winter weather can have a huge and costly impact on warehouse operations. Having a winter preparedness strategy for your warehouse will help your facility stay on track with safety and productivity. Top winter safety concerns in the warehouse include temperature control, infrastructure maintenance, dry surfaces, airflow, lighting, sealing and weatherproofing, and personnel care. We’ve compiled a list of area-specific winter safety tips to get you thinking about preparing your warehouse for winter. Planning Before bad weather hits, walk through the facility to evaluate potential risks. Create winter preparedness strategies based on problems in previous years and potential trouble spots. Stock winter safety items like de-icing materials, snow shovels, first aid products, fuel, etc. ahead of time. Make sure all personnel…more

The Weather Outside is Frightful: Winterizing Forklifts and Material Handling Equipment

Don’t let ice, snow, and cold temperatures freeze your operations. Winterize your forklifts and other material handling equipment to make sure your fleet is ready for the winter chill. Ensuring your forklifts, batteries, personnel movers, AGVs, pallet jacks, and all your material handling vehicles and equipment are up to the challenges of cold weather work will ensure your productivity stays at peak levels through the entire season. Batteries Test your battery performance before a deep freeze hits and weed-out any problem batteries to make sure that your strongest fleet is in action during this challenging season. Charge and store batteries indoors to shelter them from temperature drops and moisture. Check that any temperature compensation equipment on your battery charging system…more

BHS Raises the Bar for Ergonomic Lifting

BHS launches multiple series of lift tables in an expansion of its warehouse equipment line. St. Louis, MO – In early August, Battery Handling Systems, Inc., or BHS, launched several series of lift tables in mobile and stationary models with powered and manual lifting mechanisms. Lift tables are used to improve ergonomics in a warehouse, assembly, or other production application. They are intended to reduce physical strain on personnel that can be caused by repeated bending, lifting, pulling, and turning. The BHS lift tables series were introduced to complement BHS’s current warehouse equipment offerings. The market for lift tables is large and there are a lot of competitors. BHS Marketing Manager, Katy Cortinovis, says that BHS was undaunted by this…more