The Changing Landscape of Warehouse Safety

Warehouse and Logistics White Paper

Kirk Key Interlock has over 80 years of experience in industrial safety across a wide range of sectors such as manufacturing, waste & recycling, concrete and warehousing. Recently, we have made use of this expertise and knowledge to produce a white paper on the changing landscape of warehouse safety in the US.

More specifically, the white paper below touches upon the changes in the warehouse industry and their effect on safety, as well as the benefits of safety equipment. It also illustrates how adopting best safety practices could not only minimize risks (such as accidental drive-aways at loading docks) but also deliver a return on investment by eliminating downtime and the costs resulting from the loss of assets and staff.

Changes in the Warehousing Industry

Warehousing is an enormous industry that is an essential part of the modern world and is constantly adapting to new demands. Supply chains are becoming more complex and warehouses are becoming distribution centers – where goods are finished, picked and packed rather than old-fashioned storage areas. IBIS World calculates the revenue of the public storage and warehousing industry in the US to be $25bn, with an annual growth rate of 3.7 per cent over the past five years. This involves just over 20,000 businesses and the employment of almost 270,800 people.


Read the full white paper here.