The Power of Commitment: Safety remains at the heart of operations as business continues rapid growth
Safety is a cornerstone of the logistics sector, encompassing every facet of the industry. At GWC, safety is a way of life – ingrained in every part of operations. It is central to company culture and plays a pivotal role in ensuring business continuity.
With the logistics industry undergoing a profound transformation – and thanks to new technology, constant innovation, and the onset of artificial intelligence (AI) – the critical importance of safety remains ever-present throughout every arm of the company.
As Ranjeev Menon, Group CEO, GWC, explains, it is highly trained and committed employees who will ensure that evolution is continuous, with safety at its core.
“At GWC, we maintain an unwavering dedication to safeguarding the health and well-being of our workforce while proactively mitigating workplace hazards. Our comprehensive initiatives are meticulously executed to uphold the highest standards of employee safety, prioritizing accident and injury prevention and the overall health of our team members and sub-contractors operating in our facilities.”
Transport and distribution
Safety measures are paramount to ensure the well-being of drivers, protect cargo, and maintain road safety standards. These measures include driver qualifications, vehicle maintenance, emergency response planning, and compliance with regulations.
Hiring qualified drivers after rigorous background checks, coupled with detailed induction training, sets the foundation for success. Ongoing evaluation and monitoring, including telematics systems for tracking and external training for handling dangerous goods and defensive driving, enhance driver performance and compliance.
Safe drivers and safe vehicles
Safety also extends to every vehicle we have on the road. Regular inspections, maintenance, and the use of safety equipment like panic alarms and cargo seals contribute to vehicle reliability and cargo safety.
For lifting operations, meticulous planning, equipment selection based on load characteristics, and certified equipment and operators are essential. Clear communication, load stability considerations, and continuous supervision further mitigate risks.
These safety measures reflect a comprehensive commitment to transportation and distribution safety, addressing both routine operations and potential emergencies. Regular audits, incident reporting, and continuous improvement ensure a proactive approach to safety, safeguarding, personnel, and assets.
General storage warehouse safety
Warehouse safety spans a range of features. Fire safety and backup power are fundamental, while temperature control is vital. Like other facilities, employee health checks and sustainability practices are routine. Regular equipment maintenance, battery-operated tools, and PPE are standard, while risk assessments, toolbox talks, and emergency drills are part of everyday safety. Continuous monitoring and compliance are mandatory.
Pharmaceutical warehouse safety
In pharmaceutical warehouses, safety is paramount. Proper storage is integral, with fire alarms, backup power, and environmental controls all helping to maintain ideal conditions. In terms of staff, training, PPE, and risk assessments are core practices, along with annual medical checks for every employee.
Hazardous materials warehouse safety
Hazardous materials demand stringent safety protocols. Fire alarms, gas monitoring alarms, and secondary containment systems mitigate risk. Training, safety data sheets, and chemical compatibility knowledge are imperative. Regular maintenance and battery-operated equipment help to minimize risk. PPE, risk assessments, and emergency drills are all standard practice.
Freezer warehouse safety
Safety in freezer warehouses goes beyond cold storage. Fire safety measures and backup power are critical. The temperature and humidity are monitored constantly. Employees take mandatory health checks, while sustainable waste management practices are implemented. Rigorous equipment maintenance ensures reliability. Battery-operated tools and PPE are standard, while risk assessments, toolbox talks, and emergency preparedness are standard procedures.
Always going the extra mile
Menon added: “The journey of constant improvement is critical across the business. As the logistics industry continues to evolve with the integration of new technology and innovative solutions, we remain dedicated to enhancing safety measures, embracing the latest advancements, and ensuring that safety remains at the heart of all our operations” added Menon.
“Our commitment to safety is not just a part of our culture – it’s a way of life for us,” continued Menon. “With the support of our highly trained and committed employees, we look forward to continuously raising the bar and setting new standards for safety in the logistics sector. There’s more work to be done, and we’re ready to embrace the future with safety as our guiding principle.”