- Improper stacking or storage materials. If boxes are stacked too high, it may prevent sprinklers from effectively covering an area.
- Faulty ventilation systems or equipment.
- An accumulation of garbage, empty boxes or packaging debris.
- General unsanitary or unclean working conditions.
- Plumbing and septic system issues.
Companies may wish to renovate warehouse space for many reasons; they could be upgrading the racking system, or expanding space to handle more orders. Smaller companies may not have a second warehouse or the capital to rent a temporary working space, so many have to work around renovations. This makes it important for managers to ensure operations are productive and renovations stay on schedule. Here are some things to remember when renovating a warehouse: Inventory count systems are efficient Things will be a little hectic during renovations, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV increases worker productivity by reducing stock search time. Search time may increase during renovations because product-storing locations may be in different places. A system like Microsoft Dynamics NAV is beneficial when renovating a warehouse because physical inventory count can be hard to keep track, and such a system will help employees stay on schedule. Everything follows code The purpose of building codes is to protect the general welfare and health of a building’s occupants. Warehouses must be built to meet all local building, fire and safety codes. Buildings will have different codes based on the design and what the original purpose of the building was, and some codes can conflict with a company’s expansion plans. For instance, a company that wants to expand warehouse space by renovating old office space in the building may run into some issues because warehouses and office spaces were designed to house different tasks. Common warehouse code violations that can affect renovations include:Insight Works 2017-03-27T19:50:06+00:00