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Used Warehouse Safety Equipment


Used Warehouse Safety Equipment for Sale

  • Safety systems like guardrails and column protectors help to keep storage equipment safe from damage from forklifts and other lift equipment.
  • Helps to create a much safer environment for employees in a warehouse facility.
  • While certain equipment has more use in all facilities, every facility has it's own needs, and ASI's products can help achieve a safe environment.
  • ASI pays top dollar for used warehouse safety equipment: Learn More About Our Purchasing Program
Used Warehouse Guard Rail
  • Protect people and property
  • Avert forklift damage to facility
  • Unlimited configurations
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Used Building Column Protectors
  • Even impact absorption
  • Securely grips the column
  • Bright and easy to install
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Used Folding Security Gates
  • Provides instant security
  • Open grid design for airflow
  • Mount on either side of the door
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Used Anti Fatigue Mats
  • Make employees comfortable
  • Mats absorb shock and sound
  • Fewer slip and fall injuries
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Used Spill Containment Pallet
  • Easy to handle with forklift
  • Maximum leak protection
  • Easy to clean
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Used Drum Handling Equipment
  • Simple & easy operation
  • Low maintenance designs
  • Steel construction
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We Buy Used Warehouse Equipment

Are you moving or liquidating your facility and looking to sell your used warehouse equipment or material? American Surplus Inc. can help! American Surplus Inc. offers a purchasing program for new and used warehouse and material handling equipment. Learn more about our purchasing program online or call our sales office at (800) 876-3736 to get started.

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About Warehouse Safety Equipment

Some of the most common hazards are also the most commonly overlooked. These include potential hazards that could cause an employee to trip and fall while transporting material. This is generally caused by spills, uneven surfaces, and equipment improperly stored in aisle space. To avoid this, employees should make sure that they are only manually transporting product that is not too heavy for them, and utilizing lift equipment when appropriate.

Another common hazard caused by the improper storage of inventory is falling objects. If pallets or items are not neatly stacked, they can potentially fall out of the racking or shelving. This will not only compromise the safety of your employees, but will also damage valuable products. Properly and neatly storing pallets or loose product is one way to avoid this, but accidents do happen. Make sure all forklift and lift equipment operators are properly trained to minimize human error, as this is typically the main cause.

Some common safety procedures that will reduce the amount of incidents in your warehouse include the following: Never block emergency exits, first aid and eye wash stations, or fire extinguishers. Never leave sharp tools or parts out where people could accidentally cut themselves. Keep wires and cords off of floors and away from moisture. Properly store all items; do not leave in aisle space. Lastly, clean up any debris and spills immediately.

Probably the most straightforward but still noteworthy safety procedures is having common sense. This includes reading and obeying warning labels, staying aware of your surroundings, carefully handling tools and equipment, and most especially, not fooling around. This could probably apply to any job in any facility, but the consequences are much more dramatic in a warehouse facility. Bumping into a desk might spill a coffee on some important paperwork, but an inattentive forklift driver bumping a pallet rack in a warehouse might collapse the entire structure.

For a complete list of effective warehouse safety procedures, review OSHA regulations. There are several thousand regulations, so by no means is it realistic to learn all of them. They do come in handy if you are questioning the safety of a specific procedure, because OSHA outlines the proper safety techniques when utilizing virtually any piece of material handling equipment.

This is just a brief overview of our safety recommendations. Reading up on OSHA regulations and carefully reading all safety instructions on all equipment will also help ensure safety within your warehouse facility. American Surplus Inc. also carries a wide variety of used industrial safety products. This includes column guards and protectors, guard rails, hand railings, end of aisle guards, safety gates, wire enclosures, and more. This will help protect your equipment and facility from the occasional bump or collision.

Unsure of what you need for safety equipment? A member of our sales team will come to your warehouse facility, and provide recommendations as to what safety equipment could be utilized. Give us a call today, we will happily work with you to provide solutions to your material handling concerns. We have been doing so for over 30 years, and have hundreds of thousands of clients to prove our success.

Advantages of Warehouse Safety Equipment

There are a number of advantages to having warehouse safety equipment in place:

  • Preventing accidents and injuries: Warehouse safety equipment such as safety barriers, bollards, guardrails, and safety netting can help prevent accidents and injuries in the workplace by creating physical barriers between workers and hazards.
  • Minimizing damage: Safety equipment can also help minimize damage to equipment and inventory by preventing accidents from occurring in the first place or by containing the damage when accidents do occur.
  • Improving productivity: When workers feel safe and secure in their workplace, they are more likely to be productive and efficient. Warehouse safety equipment can provide workers with peace of mind and improve their overall well-being.
  • Compliance with regulations: Many types of warehouse safety equipment are required by law, such as fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, and exit signs. Having this equipment in place ensures that your warehouse is compliant with relevant regulations and reduces the risk of fines and penalties.
  • Cost savings: Investing in warehouse safety equipment can save you money in the long run by reducing the likelihood of accidents and injuries, which can be costly in terms of medical bills, lost productivity, and legal fees. It can also reduce the likelihood of damage to equipment and inventory, which can be expensive to repair or replace.

Types of Warehouse Safety Equipment

Warehouse safety equipment plays a crucial role in maintaining a safe working environment for employees and preventing accidents or injuries. Here are some common types of warehouse safety equipment:

  • Safety Barriers and Guardrails: Used to separate pedestrian walkways from forklift or vehicle traffic areas, preventing accidents and protecting employees.
  • Pallet Rack Protectors: Protective guards installed around the base of pallet racking to prevent collisions from forklifts and other equipment.
  • Column Protectors: Sturdy posts placed strategically to protect building structures, equipment, or workstations from potential impacts.
  • Safety Netting: Installed underneath elevated work areas to catch falling objects, preventing injuries to workers below.
  • Modular Safety Rail Systems: Used to create custom safety barriers and enclosures in the warehouse.
  • Spill Containment Pallets: Used to contain and prevent the spread of hazardous spills.
  • Drum Handling Equipment: This offers various advantages for industries and businesses that deal with the transportation, storage, and manipulation of drums.
  • Folding Security Gates: They are designed to provide an extra layer of protection against theft, vandalism, and other types of crimes that can occur in a warehouse or other type of storage facility.
  • Anti Fatigue Mats: Designed to provide comfort and support to individuals who stand for extended periods of time.

Remember that warehouse safety equipment should be regularly inspected, properly maintained, and employees should be trained in its use to ensure its effectiveness and keep the workplace safe.

Warehouse Safety Equipment Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is warehouse safety checklist?
A: Safety is a top concern when using rolling ladders. Before use, ensure the ladder is in good condition, with no damaged or missing parts. Always follow the ladder manufacturer's safety guidelines, use the ladder on level surfaces, and engage the brakes before climbing. Avoid overreaching or exceeding the ladder's weight capacity.

Q: Are there regulations that dictate the use of safety equipment in warehouses?
A: Yes, various local, national, and international safety regulations may apply to warehouses. Compliance with these regulations is crucial to ensure the proper use of safety equipment and maintain a safe working environment.

Q: How can warehouse safety be improved?
A: Improve safety in a warehouse by installing safety barriers, mark hazardous zones, proactively conduct regular audits throughout your facility, have proper flammable storage, use spill containment pallets, and much more.

Q: What is OSHA's role in warehousing safety?
A: For warehouse employee’s general safety, OSHA recommends the following guidelines: Ensure your warehouse is properly ventilated. Apply proper lockout/tag-out methods. Block off exposed or open loading dock doors and any area where an warehouse workers could fall more than four feet.

Q: Why is warehouse safety equipment important?
A: Warehouse safety equipment is essential to protect workers from potential hazards, prevent accidents, and maintain a safe working environment. It helps reduce the risk of injuries, property damage, and costly lawsuits.

Q: How often should safety equipment be inspected and maintained?
A: Safety equipment should be inspected regularly, typically on a monthly or quarterly basis, depending on usage and manufacturer guidelines. Regular maintenance and immediate repairs are necessary to ensure equipment functions correctly.