The Benefits of Racking Inspection Training for Big Businesses

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Becoming a big business and maintaining your position as a big business is a matter of making the right choices at the right time, and it is always the right time to invest in safety. Racking inspection training offers countless benefits for large businesses, but here are just a few.

Racking inspection training can help with brand identity

When a business gets to a certain size, it begins to learn that not all press is good press. Sometimes businesses learn this the hard way, but by paying attention to recent history, businesses can instead learn from others’ mistakes. Volkswagen paid the price for a lax attitude towards safety and sustainability and the scandal that followed has led to a huge crisis for both the brand and the business as a whole. Amazon recently fought back against accusations that they mistreat their warehouse employees. Still, this goes to show that even if accusations of unsafe working conditions for warehouse staff are unfounded, they can still be damaging. Whether or not Amazon mistreat their staff is beside the point. The point is that the public, millions of potential customers, are very angry at the possibility of mistreated staff.

The takeaway from this is that consumers care whether or not a company is fulfilling its moral duty. The general consensus is that, if a business is successful, then it can afford to invest in the safety of its staff and the safety of the planet. Ensuring that your warehouse staff receive racking inspection training is the right thing to do and your brand’s identity will improve as a result.

Racking inspection training can help with staff identity

In 2012, petrol tanker drivers representing some of the UK’s biggest petrol companies threatened to go on strike. There were many motives for their decision, but the biggest was a lack of safety training. When money is tight, some big businesses’ knee-jerk reaction is to punish employees.

However, as Sir Richard Branson points out, “if you look after your staff, they’ll look after your customers”. Branson is definitely a voice to listen to when it comes to big business, and his stance on training is that employers should “train people well enough so

they can leave, treat people well enough so they don’t want to”. Giving your warehouse employees

racking inspection training is a practical way to act out Branson’s advice and to avoid mistakes made by British petroleum companies in the past.

Far too often, warehouse employees can feel neglected. There is more than one instance when big businesses have been accused of mistreating their staff through forcing them to work long hours, for little pay and with little respect. Central to all of this is the issue of safety. If an employee has no respect for their company, then they are more likely to take risks through not caring. HSE understand that this is a genuine problem, which is why they offer courses on workplace attitude towards safety that analyse the behaviour and mental state associated with unsafe workers. Big businesses can also do their bit here too by offering more safety training.

Staff who feel that they are being respected will treat a big employer with more respect. Moreover, if the public feels that a business is doing the right thing, then they are more likely to spend their money. A warehouse is the cornerstone of product storage, but it doesn’t run by magic. Big corporations are sometimes called “faceless” but racking inspection training shows the public, and your employees, that your business has a face which is concerned about safety.

Be the big business that your employees, and the public, want you to be with racking inspection training from the best SEMA-approved racking inspector there is.

Justin
Justin
A SEMA approved racking inspector (SARI), Justin is one of less than forty SARIs to be approved by SEMA to inspect both pallet racking and cantilever racking systems. As the owner of Storage Equipment Experts, Justin delivers rack safety inspections and rack safety inspection training to businesses across the UK. Justin has also written for a variety of publications (including EHS Today, OHS Online, Supply Chain Brain, Small Business, and E27) on a variety of health and safety related topics. Justin remains committed to delivering racking inspection services to businesses across the country. So, whether your business is based in Cardiff or Carlisle, Derry or Derby, Ipswich or Inverness, Storage Equipment Experts will be there. Contact SEE today for racking inspection training from the best in the business.
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