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MMH - Layouts for Storing

What should be remembered when setting up a storage area?

  • Store materials at a convenient height.
  • Leave the lowest shelf unused if necessary.
  • Use vertically mobile shelves to avoid bending and overhead reaching.
Vertically mobile shelves
  • Use bin racks for storing small items.
Bin racks
  • Store heavy and frequently used materials at waist height.
Store materials at waist height
  • Do not store materials at floor level.
Do not store materials at floor level
  • Use hand trucks with elevating devices in storage and loading areas.
Use hand trucks
Winch operated
Winch operated.
Coil handling
Coil handling.

 

Position work
Position work.
  • Use trucks with a tilting device to avoid bending.
Box tilter
Box tilter.
  • Use elevating platforms to avoid overhead reaching.
Use elevating platforms

Document last updated on September 13, 2002
Document confirmed current on October 7, 2013

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