Without signposting can you imagine how difficult it would be to find your way around a warehouse? You might think you can do it, but in a warehouse filled with shelves and stock, you need signposting or you could very easily get lost within the labyrinth style maze of the warehouse. More importantly than that, without signposting you could walk into the path of a forklift, or a forklift could accidentally drive into you. Without signposting indicating specialised lanes for vehicles and pedestrians there is very much a great danger posed, and most warehouses require forklifts to operate inside them for the purposes of getting heavy stock into place where required. Sometimes you just can’t carry the stock in by hand, which is why forklifts are essential to running a warehouse that deals in bulk stock. Cataloguing the stock is a big part of signposting. With signposting you can list lanes and subdivisions of shelves, ensuring that certain items are listed alphabetically or through another type of cataloguing system via signposting. This signposting is vital when it comes to storing or retrieving stock, you can’t just put stock anywhere in the warehouse, you need to place it somewhere in order for your staff to retrieve it when required.
Sending someone to find stock in a warehouse without signposting is ridiculous and borderline impossible. Giving vague directions such as ‘at the top right corner’ is also very much impossible, hence why signposting is so very important and very much a necessity when it comes to ensuring stock is kept well and identifiable. In terms of making sure people can leave the building in the event of an emergency like an accident, shelf collapse, or a fire, signposting is absolutely vital in ensuring the health and safety of workers. Sometimes it isn’t obvious where exactly the exit is in a warehouse, and even if you can feel the breeze of the open door or see the light coming through the path you take isn’t guaranteed to be safe. With signposting you can identify a quick and safe route out of the building, another reason why signposting is vital.
Jeka are established when it comes to signposting so why not contact them for help and advice!