Why do tools need to be calibrated?

Calibration is a process that’s required to ensure the accuracy of measuring instruments, which indicates not only whether the device is suitable for its intended purpose but also how much can be interpreted from any readings it provides. Some instruments may provide readings which are accurate enough for some applications but will not give enough information to analyse the result in more depth. Calibration determines all of this, so it’s a crucial step.

In general, the instrument being tested must be compared to one which is capable of providing data around 3-10 times more accurately. Instruments should be calibrated using their main measurement scale as a parameter for accuracy, and also tested for zero error by completely resetting them (this process will vary greatly depending on the actual device).

Of course, if you buy accurate measuring devices from well known brands such as GE Druck, Additel or Techne, you can expect them to be extremely accurate and to meet your requirements, whatever purpose you are using them for. The reason it is necessary to calibrate tools again in future is because in almost all cases, their accuracy will deteriorate as time goes on.…

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WAREHOUSE SAFETY: WORKING IN A WAREHOUSE

There are a lot of warehouse health and safety management do’s and don’ts that are essential in keeping the workplace organized and having the employees away from harm. With this, workers should be educated with the safety precautions inside and outside the workplace during their orientation, to avoid having accidents in the future. They should also be reminded of this instructions, by the use of safety guidelines posted on the walls of the warehouse.

Warehouse safety, when properly implemented, can produce benefits, especially to the employer, because it will result to efficiency, thus, producing quality results, leading to higher customer satisfaction. Furthermore, maximizing safety in the workplace means minimizing accident costs, lesser absentees, and reduced amount of work timeline disruption.

Safety, often overlooked and disregarded, should be taken more seriously before it’s too late. To further educate ourselves in this topic, let us discuss some of the safety measures workers meet in the warehouse. Always keep this in mind: SAFETY FIRST.

1. USE PROPER LIFTING TECHNIQUES

Some loads require manual handling. With this, workers are to be provided with trainings on how to properly handle loads to keep them away from future accidents, especially when they are handling hazardous loads. Furthermore, incorrect handling of equipments may lead to injuries and musculoskeletal disorders that will affect work transition. If possible, workers should be provided with forklifts and other lifting equipments for transferring heavier objects.

 

2. WEAR SAFETY UNIFORM AT ALL TIMES

warehosue safetyIt is a must for the workers to wear proper uniform in the workplace to lessen the probability of severe injuries, if accidents will occur. Workers should not be allowed to proceed to their workplace if they do not abide with the rules. Safety shoes, safety caps, safety goggles, gloves, and other safety equipments that coincide with the nature of work, should be worn in the span of their work hours.…

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Top Three Essential Equipment For Your Warehouse

When considering what you require in your warehouse, various considerations must occur before equipment is even thought about. As warehouses vary hugely in size, one must focus on what is required for their warehouse, considering the functionality (regarding the products dealt with) as well. Once this analysis has taken place, the purchaser can move onto the actual purchasing of the equipment, having ensured it will be the correct one for their warehouse.

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Pallet Jacks/Lifters
Every warehouse requires one of these, as these exist to move pallets around. There are many variations of these, with the key differentiation often being whether the Jack is mechanized or manual. Furthermore, there is a divide between Jacks which move pallets between locations within the warehouse and Jacks which move pallets between up and down. However, this is not as key, as Jacks can be purchased which carry out both of these tasks.

A good example of mechanized Jacks is Trans-Positioners and Trans-Stackers, which move items from one location to another and from one shelf to another respectively. Pallet Truck and Hand Trucks can be used manually to transport Pallets from location to location. These tend to work well in smaller warehouses, as they require far less space.

Gravity Conveyors
gravity conveyorThese are used to convey boxes and other products around the warehouse quickly. Operated through a series of roller wheels and bearings. They can be adjusted easily to various lengths and shapes, according to the need of the user. Ideal for the loading dock, where packages are being shipped, the product can be placed on the conveyor when packaged, and moved along with additional products.…

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