How do I manage my Warehouse safety activity?

Man driving forklift truck

Many pieces of legislation and regulations apply to the operation of warehousing depending on your activities.

These can include:-

  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
  • Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)
  • Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002
  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
  • Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
  • Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996
  • Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000
Warehouse Safety

It is, therefore, essential to ensure that all safety regulations are met before and during the operation of a warehouse.

How can BCarm help you manage your warehouse operations?


Risk Assessment

Carry out Risk assessments for the physical area, equipment in that area, processes and tasks undertaken, maintenance and repair activities etc.

Risk Assessments have suggested control measures, which you can tailor to your own needs.

Equally, you can add your own which then builds a library of control measures which can then be used in future Risk Assessments, helping maintain consistency.



Maintaining your Control Measures

Risk Assessment allow you to create proactive safety reporting regimes in between your annual Risk Assessment review. By proactively monitoring on a regular basis whether your control measures are operative or not, you’re identifying potential issues before they occur.

This will also give you a performance score, so it helps you manage performance over time and build Safety Performance KPI's.



With editable templates and the ability to build your own, you can create a variety of controls that are instantly reportable in BCarm, such as: -

  • Racking systems safety checklist
  • Workplace transport route
  • Forklift truck charging area
  • Forklift truck daily inspection/takeover checklist
  • Fire controls

Housekeeping Inspections

All the above also generate performance scores to set KPI’s, assess trends, manage performance and allow corrective action to be captured and assigned to individuals when completing the Checklist.


Safe Systems of Work

You can produce these for different aspects of your warehouse operations if required.

These can also be turned into Training Records with our Safety Briefings feature.


Asset Manager

To manage statutory inspections and your own maintenance checks.



Task Management

Corrective action from monitoring of risk assessments and use of checklists can be tracked and managed to ensure shortfalls are addressed. This will support Plan-Do-Check-Act if you have ISO45001.


HSM App - via Tablet or Mobile

With the BCarm HSM App you can easily access Checklists, Task Management, Incident Manager, Asset Manager and the Information Library wherever you are, regardless of whether you have an internet connection or not. The App automatically syncs with the system once the device is online. To see the App in action click here.


Management Alerts

Can notify you where there are shortfalls arising from your warehouse Risk Assessments or Checklists.



Contractors can login to your system to provide their relevant information (RAMS’s Training records, Details of Insurance).

You can issue Permits to Work in Safe Systems.


Reporting Centre

Use the Custom Reports and Dashboard builder to create a dashboard to display the data from all your warehouse activity above, for instance: -

  • Performance of your risk assessment's control measures
  • Performance reported using your checklists
  • Performance of maintenance checks
  • Corrective action task completion rates


Training Matrix

To manage warehouse operative training, refreshers, and renewals, including retaining certificates.

You can also use Safety Briefings to deliver and record specific Training Sessions on Risk Assessments or Safe Systems of Work in your warehouse operations. Your employees can sign digitally that they have "Received and Understood" the training.



Safety Briefings

Any Risk Assessment, Method Statement, Safe System of Work or Checklist can be instantly turned into a training tool that allows employees to sign "digitally" that they have received and understood the training.


Training – E Learning

Our extended course list includes: -

  • Lift Truck Safety
  • Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)
  • Warehouse Safety
  • Safe Movement of Vehicles
  • Accident Investigation
  • Fire
  • Induction Safety
  • Health & Safety for Managers
  • Office Safety
  • Manual Handling*
  • Risk Assessment*
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Stress for Employees
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fire Wardens*
  • First Aid in the Workplace
  • Plus others


To discuss how BCarm Health & Safety Management can help you manage your warehouse operations or for a free trial, contact us.

Receive a free trial

We can arrange a free trial of one or more of our systems.

Free Trial

Initialising form...

If this text doesn't change, this form has crashed. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Wave shape Wave shape