The Importance of Safe
Warehouse Operations

Managing a warehouse and/or storage facility can be a diffi cult task, especially when you consider the regulatory compliance that goes hand-in-hand with this job. An environment which can be high risk for your employees if not managed correctly.

Are you aware of the full impact employee injuries could have on your organisation?

Operational Downtime

4.1 Million

Working days lost due to workplace injuries


Injury cases were prosecuted by HSE in England and Wales in 2014 / 2015


Self-reported injuries led to over 7 days absence

Slips and Trips

Falls, slips, and trips account for 36% of employee injuries and 29% of over-seven-day injuries to employees

Manual Handling

11% of all workplace manual handling injuries are made up of elementary storage occupations

Warehouse Vehicles

There are an average of 1,500 injury accidents involving fork lift trucks every year

Business Costs

Up to 10 years in jail and a £1 million fine – the cost of failing to comply with LOLER and PUWER regulations 1998

Over £100,000 – the average cost of fines and compensation payments for incidents relating to manual handling incidents

Breaches of health and safety guidelines can result in up to 2 years in jail and unlimited fines

With so much at stake, it’s important that you ensure your warehouse operations and lifting equipment are fully compliant.

To find out more about our consultative approach and industry-leading selection of forklift trucks and storage systems speak to one of our experts today on 01202 854 200 or email

What our clients say

Every time we look at an application, Locators approach it like a blank canvas and always recommend the best equipment for our business. Locators have proved themselves as a very reliable and proactive service provider by keeping our trucks working and our fleet costs as low as possible.

Adam Conrad
Group Transport Manager for Covers

Being able to work with one supplier for storage and materials handling has been a benefit to us. Locators managed the complete installation and ensured the correct materials handling equipment was specified for their design. They also service and maintain all of the equipment they have supplied and offer a rack inspection service to make sure our warehouse remains a safe working environment. We are very happy with our new facility and we believe we have made the best use of the available space.

Marc Congdon
Engineering Manager, Costa

We have worked with Locators for nearly 20 years. We are confident they can always make the best use of the space we have available and provide us with forklifts that are well suited for the long loads and other stock we have to move.

Colin Macgregor
Director, Y Goldberg

We purchased our first Toyota forklift from Locators 14 years ago for our farm. This truck has been very reliable and is still in service so we had no hesitation in deciding to purchase another Toyota machine. Locators recommended an electric forklift for our machinery depot as it is very quiet, has low running costs and does not create any pollution, making it ideal for working both inside and outside. Our operators are very pleased with our new Toyota truck and our business is very happy to be operating a forklift that has such a low impact on the environment.

Ed Smales
Director, NFFM

Locators installed the new racking system within a tight timeframe while our business was fully operational. They have provided us with a facility that has a similar storage capacity and reduced the size of our forklift fleet allowing us to lease one building instead of two. We are very happy with the outcome.

Paul Bickell
Nippon Express

Locators gave us the benefit of working with just one supplier for all of the storage and materials handling requirements of this project. By mixing 3 and 4 wheel trucks from the same model range, we have gained extra pallet locations and have the option to battery change between them and work multi-shift in the future. I was initially sceptical that electric trucks could replace LPG, but I am very pleased with the successful outcome of this project.

Mark Davis
Logistics Supervisor for Hall & Woodhouse brewery

We are very pleased with the change from an engine to an electric fleet. The trucks have been well received by our operators as they are comfortable and quiet to drive and give excellent protection from the elements. We even have the option and flexibility to use spare batteries and a simple battery change system if we ever want to work back to back shifts in the future. Locators also design, supply and install all types of racking and storage systems. They reconfigured the CooperVision warehouse for narrow aisle operation which increases the storage density and pallet locations. Locators supplied Aisle-Master articulated forklifts to work in this area.

Coopervision, Hamble

It is a great benefit to us that we have a single source supplier who understands the needs of our business. This saves us time, improves efficiency and ultimately reduces cost.

Richard Horrocks
Smurfitt Kappa