Though there are many specifics when it comes to Materials Storage, there are some key principles that apply to all general storage of materials. You want to be sure to store materials in a planned and orderly manner that does not jeopardize the safety of your employees; stored materials must not create any hazards.
Forklifts allow one employee to do the work of several by moving large quantities of materials and handling awkward loads. With the benefits of improved materials handling, the potential for serious injury and death also increases. The sheer mass of a forklift can be equivalent to a full-size sedan and, although speeds are relatively low, that mass makes the potential for accidents a very serious issue in the workplace.