Maintaining peak functionality for your storage space is about more than just installing dynamic equipment. Maintaining compliance with industry storage standards helps you avoid fines and penalties, and keeps your warehouse team safe from potential hazards.
If you operate in a warehouse setting, maintaining safety standards is paramount. And while high pile storage racks have moved from simply a common storage method to more or less the industry standard, some facilities still neglect to follow the most basic safety principles for their systems.
If you want to keep your warehouse storage safety standards high and maintain optimal performance, you need to work with a provider that knows how to minimize potential threats to your productivity. In this blog, we’ll talk about what compliance standards you need to be aware of as a facilities operator, and how Southwest Warehouse Solutions can help you avoid potential issues.
The Fire Protection International Consortium, Inc. (FPI) identifies four areas you need to comply with to meet standards, including:
- The commodity classification of your products
- The required fire sprinkler design criteria
- Fire Code storage requirements including fire department vehicle access, firefighter doors and smoke vents
- Storage configuration compliance with the code regarding egress travel and proper number of exits
It means you need to be acutely aware of several criteria to ensure you’re current with all compliance standards. Whether you meet compliance comes down to:
- The age of your building
- The quality of your sprinklers
- The flammability of your product
- The height at which you store your product
- The layout of your facility
This is where having a provider you can trust comes in handy. At SWWS, our team diligently monitors compliance, permitting, and safety processes nationwide, making sure we’re always in the best position to help our clients remain accountable. Our proactive permitting processes allow you to stay ahead of potential issues for your warehouse.
How do you store your materials? Striking a balance between cost-effective, efficient storage and maintaining optimal safety standards can seem like an impossible task, but not when you have SWWS by your side. We’re familiar with all safety hazards in common warehouse spaces, and have the material handling insight and experience to help you mitigate them. Maintaining a safe work environment is essential; don’t leave the health of your team up to chance. For more information on how SWWS can help you secure the permitting you need to modernize your high pile storage system, reach out today.