Introducing racksack® nano: A Revolutionary Waste Bag Solution for Forklift Trucks

Beaverswood® is thrilled to announce the launch of racksack® nano, a cutting-edge waste segregation product designed to revolutionise warehouse waste management. This small and sturdy waste segregation sack is the perfect size to attach to forklift trucks and pallet truck handles. This makes it ideal for collecting paper, plastic strapping, shrink wrap, and other waste generated during forklift operations.

Once full, this forklift truck waste bag can be effortlessly emptied into a standard-size racksack® or straight into the central waste collection point on-site, streamlining waste management processes.

One of the standout features of racksack® nano is its ease of use and secure fixation. It comes with ties at the back and bungee loop fixings as standard to quickly and securely attach it to your location of choice. Additionally, to eliminate any snagging concerns while the forklift or pallet truck moves around the warehouse, racksack® nano comes with a hook and loop fastening on the mouth, ensuring a firm closure.

"We're excited to introduce racksack® nano to the market," said Jim Roberts, Commercial Manager at Beaverswood®, "This product is based on direct customer feedback for a waste bag solution on forklift trucks which eliminates the issue of haphazardly securing black bin liners to the cab enclosure. With its user-friendly design and eye-catching front symbols for easy material separation, racksack® nano greatly improves warehouse waste disposal practices, ultimately leading to a greener and more sustainable future."

racksack® nano is part of the well-established racksack® range, the original market-leading solution for waste segregation in the industrial workplace. This growing family of products delivers a simple and cost-effective system to keep you compliant with UK and EU waste segregation legislation, as well as saving you valuable floor space.

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Key Features of racksack® nano

  • The perfect forklift truck waste bag or pallet truck handle waste bag.
  • Convenient emptying into standard-size racksack® or main waste collection point on-site.
  • Quick and easy fixation with ties at the back and bungee loop fixings.
  • Hook and loop fastening on the mouth to prevent snagging during movement.
  • Eye-catching front designs for effortless waste material separation.
  • Part of an expanding family which includes racksack® blue, racksack® mini, racksack® clear, racksack® rollcage, and racksack® trolley.

Find out more about the racksack® nano and racksack® range or become a reseller to add this exciting product to your catalogue!

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The Best Way to Make Use of your Rack-End Space

Introducing a complete space-saving warehouse rack-end solution!

Warehouse space is at a premium in the UK and Europe due to soaring demand. As such, businesses must find smart solutions to do more with less and maximise their warehouse space utilisation.

Fortunately, we have just the thing! Our recently launched Modulean® Rack End Boards are an innovative way to use otherwise redundant end-of-aisle racking space. Not only this, but they’re the perfect complement to many of our other rack-end products, such as racksack®, rack end barriers, half-circle floor markers, weight load notices, and aisle markers.

Let’s take a closer look at each product in detail, shall we? 


Modulean® Rack End Boards

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Our innovative Modulean® range takes away the need (and the headache!) for custom shadow boards. The ingenious range of standard boards can be used widely across the workplace, removing a great deal of expense and time associated with purchasing shadow boards.

And where better to utilise Modulean® than at the end of aisle racking?

Be gone dead space! Now there’s a nifty Modulean® shadow board incorporating sanitising, cleaning, first aid, or fire safety products instead (all of which come supplied, displayed, and ready to go)! We’ve also got you covered if you’d prefer a rack end board with a simple whiteboard or racksack® affixed instead.

Not to mention each board comes with a title frame, fixings, and a weight load notice to help you comply with regulations. And every board is available with either single or double aisle markers (in the form of our best seller frames4docs®, no less).

So, that’s it! One product, one complete end-of-aisle racking solution to make your warehouse work smarter.

But the clever space-saving solutions don’t stop there. Let’s introduce you to racksack®!


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racksack® is the original market-leading solution for waste segregation. Designed to save valuable floor space and simplify what can sometimes be a complicated and laborious process, this mighty family of products delivers a sustainable, tidier, and more productive workplace.

So how does it work?

We supply racksack® with S hooks (or you can purchase a bungee loop, or wall-mounted hook for the racksack® mini). This makes racksack® easy to secure wherever it needs to go – whether that be on a rack end, trolley, or roll cage. Once hung, racksack® has a large open mouth (which we lovingly refer to as a frog mouth) to easily receive waste. However, its cleverly tapered design enables it to hardly encroach into the floor area. You can also easily empty racksack®, thanks to the three strong handles woven into each side.

Simple, right?

Take a look at the growing range to see if anything takes your fancy (we bet at least one racksack® will catch your eye!), or continue reading to explore the wonderful world of rack-end barriers!

Rack-End Barriers

Adding a Modulean® and racksack® to the end of your aisle racking is all well and good (in fact, we highly recommend it). However, the safety of your staff and the security of your stock should always come first. And this is a task our range of rack-end barriers excels at!

In a nutshell, rack-end barriers protect racking from potential collisions. They ensure vehicles don’t impact your racking but instead deflect off the barrier.

Manufactured from a flexible HDPE polymer with a foam diffuser, our rack-end barriers flex and absorb upon impact due to their unique design. They’re also highly visible to personnel, which acts as a deterrent before an impact even occurs. Not only this, but they’re super quick and simple to install with all fixings provided.

No rack-end is complete without adequate protection. In fact, we believe rack-end barriers are a health and safety must in warehouse environments!

So once you have your rack-end barriers installed and your racking protected, scroll down to learn about half-circle floor markers.

Half-Circle Floor Markers

This is going to be short and sweet!

Our half-circle floor graphic markers can be used underneath our racksack® range, or other bins, to highlight waste recycling areas. As such, they’re the perfect addition to your end-of-aisle racking – especially when used in combination with the other rack-end solutions mentioned in this article.

They feature a super-strong, permanent adhesive to stop them from peeling or lifting, even in high-traffic areas. (Seriously – once you’ve stuck them down, they won’t be shifting for love nor money!)

These floor graphic markers are also quick and easy to install compared to traditional marking methods, which makes using them a no-brainer.

Now onwards, to weight load notices! (Which are more exciting than they sound, promise.)

Weight Load Notices

No rack-end is complete without a mandatory weight load notice. These nifty notices provide key information on what weights the racking can hold along with other important safety and maintenance advice.

Which is why we include one with every Modulean® rack-end board! Our weight load notices can be printed with weight limits and information, all you need to do is confirm the details you need printed. If no information is received, we’ll supply blank notices for you to add your own information with a marker pen. 

Incorporating weight load notices is just another way in which our Modulean® rack-end boards make the best use of end-of-aisle racking space.

Now onto our last rack-end solution… aisle markers!

Aisle Markers

We’ve all seen them in IKEA as we frantically try to locate a flat-pack cupboard. Or maybe you’ve been in B&Q, desperately on the hunt for some BBQ charcoal before the warm weather disappears.

Whatever the case, aisle markers are the simplest and most effective way to instantly locate the product you’re looking for. As such, we’ve taken the liberty of adding them to our Modulean® rack-end boards to improve product identification in your warehouse.

Each board is available with either single or double aisle markers in the form of our best seller frames4docs®These make the inserts easy to change and replace as frequently as required.

It really is as simple as that!

And that’s a wrap!

So there you have it – a simple system of complementary rack-end products to transform dead space into working space.

Interested in any of the products (or the whole rack-end solution)? Take a look at the rack-end solutions range or get in touch with one of our busy beavers – we’ll be happy to help!

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What warehouse recycling sorting bins do you need?

Recycling is one of the easiest ways for a warehouse to become ‘eco friendly’, and can even reduce the cost of waste disposal for your company. This article explains which recycling sorting bins your warehouse needs, to simplify the process of going ‘green’. 

USA Today claims that for most countries, the construction industry generates more than 90% of industrial waste. However, reducing your environmental impact can be as easy as implementing a few simple changes. 

Solely by adding recycling bins to your warehouse floor, you can dramatically reduce your carbon footprint without affecting productivity or the bottom line. 

Types of Waste:

There are 5 key categories of waste produced in a warehouse environment. Identifying which types of waste your warehouse produces is the first step to determining which warehouse waste segregation bins you may need to provide. The  key categories of waste are:

• Organic matter

• Glass/Metal/Plastic

• Paper/cardboard

• Hazardous and Toxic materials

• Residue (such as soiled and wet materials.)

For most warehouses, the common sources of these Inventory waste, Packaging waste, Transport waste and Motion waste, and the most common types of recyclable waste produced in a warehouse environment are paper, cardboard, glass, metal and plastic.

Providing the corresponding recycling sorting bins at frequent intervals, and in centralised locations with a high footfall, will allow easy access. This encourages workers to recycle habitually without it taking time out of their day or causing any distraction to their workflow. 

How Many Recycling Sorting Bins Do You Need?

To work out how many bins you need in your workspace, we recommend auditing. Hiring a waste auditing company will allow you to learn more about how much you are outputting.

You may find that ways to reduce your waste become clear during this process, such as switching to reusable or returnable packaging, allowing you an opportunity to produce fewer materials, help the planet, and save money whilst doing it.  You may find that you end up with more material-based waste segregation vs general waste.

Alternatively, you can make a judgement call yourself. In an office environment, recycling is most effective when there are recycling sorting bins around 10-15 steps away from each employee. 


To get started, we recommend a Racksack as the easiest recycling sorting bins to implement. Racksack’s are easily attachable to warehouse racking, trolleys or roll cages, which make strategic placement of recycling bins throughout large workplaces simple and cost-effective. 

They are secure and quick to hang, so if you find that the recycling bins are not being used in a particular area of the warehouse, they can easily be moved to another location that sees the rate of recycling increase. 

Alternative to Stationary Recycling Sorting Bins

Trolley Sack recycling sorting bin.

An effective alternative to stationary recycling sorting bins is rollcage sacks and trolley sacks. Easy to fix, easy to remove and empty, trollysacks allow you to organise waste packaging materials as you go. This removes the need for larger recycling stations or wheelie bins and ensures there is always a bin at arms reach for the workers that need it the most. 


Clearly labelled recycling sorting bins can be a major factor in how successfully your company implements recycling. RAA, (Recycle Across America,) believe that standardised labelling for recycling bins should be a legal requirement. 

They claim that “The first city to adopt the standardised labels on their residential carts experienced a 26% increase in the city’s residential recycling levels.” If people are confused about the bins, it takes time out of their workday and reduces the number of materials that are recycled correctly.

Efficiently recycled waste management can save time, maintain productivity and provide a long term sustainable solution to waste. And if this isn’t enough to get you started, the National Waste Associates suggest that ‘Typically, the cost of waste is between 4-5% of company turnover, but it can reach as high as 10%.

This means that warehouses can save hundreds of thousands of dollars by just focusing on the greatest waste reduction opportunities. It has never been easier to implement recycling sorting bins, and there are so many benefits!

Material-based waste segregation vs general waste

Have you done enough to measure your company’s commitment to material-based waste segregation vs general waste systems? We could have a great solution in the form of warehouse waste segregation bins.

The huge global push on corporate responsibility is bringing pressure to look more closely at what resources you throw away. That’s where material-based waste segregation vs general waste removal comes in.

Did you know that approximately 2.01 billion tonnes of solid waste still go to landfills, every year? That’s according to the World Bank. Alarmingly, places to bury our rubbish are running out.

However, taking steps towards better waste management is not just an eco-friendlier option. It also brings cost and time savings.

Why focus on material-based waste segregation vs general waste

It would be easy to think in this age of environmental enlightenment that we already do ‘our bit’ to protect the planet. Particularly with measures such as energy efficiency and recycling in the workplace.

However, data from The World Counts website would suggest there’s still a lot of work needed to protect our planet. This site provides a live calculation of environmental issues, and suggests that pulp and paper production is set to double by 2060, compared to 2010. Plus, paper still accounts for 26% of the waste added to landfills.

The UK Government is stepping up efforts to rectify situations like this, including setting a target of recycling 65% of municipal waste by 2035.

The big question we are posing in this article is whether there is more you can do to contribute to this issue, with a clearer understanding of material-based waste segregation vs general waste.

Barriers to better waste management

One of the things holding some companies back is the belief that segregating waste can be time-consuming and have cost implications.

In fact, as sustainability legislation and Government pressure ramps up, so do the solutions provided by innovative companies. Suppliers who make it intuitive to separate your waste materials are becoming a part of everyday working practices.

How to sort your waste into five categories

Collage of the different waste segregation categories that racksack cater for

The perfect example of a product that supports sustainable waste management is the racksack range. These warehouse waste segregation bins are extremely strong and easy to carry, plus fit easily in place and are handy for staff to use. The colours used to create this innovative product can be based on the universal categories for separating out waste materials.

The five universal categories are:

• Organic matter
• Glass/Metal/Plastic
• Paper/cardboard
• Hazardous and Toxic materials
• Residue (such as soiled and wet materials.)

Systems to make waste segregation easy

Let’s look more closely into racksacks’ speedy waste segregation system.

The clear version enables staff to swiftly remove paper and cardboard from their operational areas. This means the sack’s contents can be checked at a glance, to make sure nothing sharp or inappropriate has been added.

Full racksacks can be easily removed and emptied into paper waste recycling bins.

Depending on the type of business you run, you may prefer a green racksack for recyclable materials such as paper, as this is clearly an ‘eco’ waste bin.

You could source blue racksacks for general waste, or glass/metal/plastic materials. Keep in mind they are very strong, making them a safe way to store and remove these type of materials from your workplace.

Whatever colour coding and writing you use on your racksack order, you may also want to choose versions that hook onto trolleys or roll cages, as well as ones that fasten to racking, making your waste segregation practices company-wide.

More benefits of material-based waste segregation vs general waste

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The leading brand of low-cost warehouse waste segregation bins can certainly help make your workplace more sustainable. Could it also bring efficiencies, and cost savings?

Some companies find this sort of set-up makes work areas cleaner and tidier, increasing safety standards and productivity.

There are occasions when paying closer attention to waste management enables companies to find better ways to do things – with fewer materials used. Or, they find creative ways to reuse discarded materials.

Case Study: New racksack® and visual aids deliver for leading UK packaging distributor

New racksack® and visual aids deliver for leading UK packaging distributor

Investment in a new Beaverswood racksack® system is improving the collection and segregation of waste at one of the UK’s leading packaging, office products and industrial equipment suppliers.

RAJA UK, part of Europe’s leading packaging supplier, the RAJA Group, supplies an extensive range of packaging products and systems to markets across the UK and Ireland from its new 260,000 sq. ft. central warehouse and distribution facility in Brogborough near Bedford.

There, investment in 50 new hardwearing polypropylene racksack’s is part of a range of Beaverswood products that are reaping benefits, with the company reporting improved segregation and management of waste materials as a team of 60 pickers process hundreds of orders on a daily basis.

Suspended from the end of shelving racks, racksack’s support picking operations, helping to keep the workspace tidy and free from potential slip or trip hazards. It also contributes to saving space, as operatives can handily dispose of paper, plastic, clips and other waste produce, which is then gathered and sent for offsite recycling.

Furthermore, it is saving RAJA valuable floor space, something that’s a great premium in a logistics and material handling space, thanks to its unique rack-hanging design.

RAJA, which is also a Beaverswood product reseller, estimates that its investment in the racksack, which sees waste segregated as orders are processed and distributed rather than collected at the end of each shift, is providing efficiencies that will contribute to long term cost savings.

The racksack system is one of several Beaverswood products used by RAJA that are proving advantageous. Picking errors have been reduced following investment in new aisle signage, rack labels and document holders to aid the swift processing of orders.

In the UK, employers must provide a safe workplace for people and use various strategies and signs to warn them of potential hazards. So, with safety and welfare paramount during the current pandemic, new safety floor markers have been installed in the Brogborough warehouse to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements and protect people in a busy industrial environment.

These product-based solutions have been effective, according to Chris Liddell, RAJA UK’s purchasing director, who added it was important to continue to invest to secure efficiencies as packaging distributors expand to meet Covid-driven ecommerce growth.

He said: “Our new distribution centre accommodates our plans and will support any requirements for future expansion. With this sizeable investment, it was important to have the right visual and organisational aids in place to maximise productivity. We opted for Beaverswood systems and have been delighted with the performance of the warehouse to date.


“Racksack helps us to meet our waste management responsibilities. The biggest benefit is that it provides us with an effective waste solution without taking up any floor space. This improves our housekeeping and boosts productivity at the same time. Together with other initiatives, it’s definitely helping us to be far more efficient and better recycle waste.


“Improvements on the back of new shelf signage and labelling systems have also contributed to making our workplace more productive for order picking and processing. Our pickers can see easier where they need to be in the warehouse and identify quickly where to they should be working.”


Chris Liddell added that Beaverswood supplies quality, good specification products, which are well supported and serviced.

Manufactured from hard wearing woven material to withstand the rigours of the warehouse environment, the racksack hangs off the ends of shelving and racking systems that are between 900mm to 1100mm deep. Sacks are available in multiple designs to allow for rapid waste segregation including mixed paper and card, plastic only, general waste, and more.

Contact us for more information.

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The racksack® being used at a RAJA UK warehouse distribution centre in Brogborough, near Bedford

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The racksack® product range is suitable for many industrial environments

The Ultimate Checklist For Warehouse Safety

If you were starting up a new warehouse operation or updating an existing one, you would need to work your way through the HSE’s HSG76 rules on warehouse safety. Spoiler alert! These are products you will inevitably need.

The Health and Safety Executive’s warehousing and storage health and safety guide drills down on the key areas of workplace risk. Especially, manual handling/musculoskeletal disorders, slips and trips, vehicles in and around the premises, and working at height.

When you consider the number of things that could go wrong in a busy warehouse, it could give you sleepless nights.

To help you focus on the priority areas of H&S compliance, here’s a checklist of low cost, high-value products you will certainly need for warehouse safety.

Anti-Slip Tapes

Our tape rolls provide you with incredibly durable and effective anti-slip measure, for any work area prone to moisture, oil or other floor pollutants. They are a must-have in warehouses and storage areas when open apertures bring the British weather indoors. In fact, any entranceway and staircase (indoors or outside) will be safer if anti-slip tape or stair treads are used.

The combination of a highly-effective adhesive, a strong structure and diamond-hard aluminium oxide impregnated into the tape, makes sure that our tapes and treads won’t let you (or a staff member) down. Your workforce will be able to be more productive with the assurance of well-place anti-slip tapes too.

We do a clear version for discretion in reception areas, tape rolls in high-vis colours, and stair treads with warnings printed on. All helping you to prevent working place injuries.


Sometimes a simple moment of genius makes a big impact in warehouse safety! Kudos to the inventor of racksacks.

You fasten these strong, flexible sacks onto racking with S hooks or ties. Then, you have instantly moved waste management off the floor, avoiding tripping risks and taking up less space.

As they are so close to hand, racksacks make it less likely someone will take short cuts with disposing of waste materials effectively and safely, including glass.

Racksacks also enable staff to segregate rubbish quickly, in an instantly visible way. Without bending down or lifting heavy bins, so avoiding musculoskeletal pressure. Simply lift and empty as needed, before attaching the colour coded, purpose-specific racksack back to a convenient location.

These products are an excellent way to comply with EU & UK waste segregation legislation, with versions to slip on to trolleys and roll cages too.

Floor Lane Marking Tape

You could invest in substantial traffic management systems to separate your workforce and off-road vehicles such as forklift trucks. Though in many places and situations, a more low-cost solution does a great job of keeping pedestrians out of the way.

Simply put down unmissable demarcation lines, to manage the flow of people and machinery!

Our extra-wide floor lane marking tapes have the added advantage of providing a versatile warehouse safety measure. You can put them in any temporary or permanent location, to indicate areas of risk that include slippery surfaces and proximity to sensitive equipment or electrical supply for example.

Our floor marking tapes come in high-vis colours and with a durable adhesive, making them a long-lasting warning system. Though the low unit cost of tapes means you can replace them cheaply, whenever you need to.

Weight Load Notices

Just as warehouse safety tapes can be a quick, cheap way to stay H&S compliant, having the right signs in place can tick a lot of boxes in reducing workplace injuries too.

For example, we supply a range of 7 different semi-rigid weight loading notices, to swiftly attach to diverse types of racking or floors. They can be unprinted, for you to add your own wording and graphics such as a logo. Or, we can add your chosen content. Whatever you need to say, to manage proper use of racking and highlight your company’s procedures and systems.

Managing A Warehouse Safety Checklist

Even if you find a reliable supplier of the warehouse safety products on this list, there would be plenty more labels, document display materials and signage items you need. These days, buying COVID-19 safety materials adds considerably to your H&S obligations.

The best way to create a comprehensive warehouse safety checklist – and fulfil it cost-effectively – is to contact Beaverswood.

Case Study: New Waste Management System Cleans Up At International Packaging Company


Images of the racksack® situated at Zeus Packaging’s warehouse and distribution centre in Biggleswade

New Waste Management System Cleans Up At International Packaging Company


A new racksack® system from Beaverswood is improving the collection and segregation of waste at one of the UK and Ireland’s largest suppliers of industrial packaging and food service products.

Zeus Packaging (UK) Ltd, which is a leading specialist in distribution and manufacturing, supplying a diverse range of products to a wide range of markets both globally and in the UK, recently invested in 50 new hard-wearing racksack’s at its 97,000 sq. ft. warehouse and distribution centre in Biggleswade in Bedfordshire.

The move is already reaping rewards, with the company reporting significant improvements in the efficient segregation and management of waste materials as staff pick and fulfil delivery orders in a 24/7 operation.

Suspended from the end of each shelving line, labelled racksack’s support picking operations, helping to keep the workplace tidier and free from potential slip or trip hazards. It also contributes to saving valuable floor space, as pickers are able to handily dispose of cardboard, paper, plastic ties, clips and other waste, which is then emptied into onsite balers and skips before being sent for offsite recycling.

Zeus Packaging estimates that its investment in the new racksack system, which sees waste segregated as orders are processed and shipped, rather than laboriously gathered up and sifted at the end of each shift, will deliver significant savings in the long term.

It is also contributing to general all-round improvements in housekeeping performance at a busy operational site, while supporting a safer working environment for the sizeable Biggleswade workforce.

Brian Davey
, Regional Packaging Consultant at Zeus Packaging, who assisted in the implementation of the new system, said the company plans to incorporate further racksack systems at its other sites in West Bromwich and Norwich following the success of the first installation.

He said: “We have invested in the racksack in order to assist with our good housekeeping and to help with waste segregation, which makes us more efficient and helps us to push on with our recycling programme throughout the company. Although it’s early days, we recognise its benefits and it is now our intention to invest further with systems at all our other UK depots.”

Manufactured from hard wearing woven polypropylene to withstand the rigours of the warehouse environment, the racksack hangs neatly off the ends of shelving and racking systems that are between 900mm to 1100mm deep. Sacks are available various waste design prints to allow for clear and rapid waste segregation.

Contact us for more information.

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The racksack® product range is suitable for many industrial environments

5 reasons why your workplace should use the racksack®

5 reasons why your workplace should use the racksack®


Have you heard of the racksack®? Taking workplaces by storm across Europe and the UK, it is the ‘must-have’ investment for the industrial workplace right now. Here are five reasons why so many businesses have bought into the racksack® system.


1. It’s the easiest way to store your waste in an industrial workplace

The racksack® has an intelligent design that allows you to hang it onto industrial racking and shelving easily using simple metal “S” hooks. Across Europe businesses are hanging their racksacks at the end of every aisle, which enables the workforce to ‘tidy as they go’ creating a cleaner and more organized workplace whilst combatting waste segregation at the same time.

2.  It’s space saving!

Because the racksack® hangs onto racking, it doesn’t take up valuable floor space. For many warehouses and distribution centres, space is a common nightmare – there is never enough of it! The great thing about the racksack® is that it doesn’t take up any. Warehouse Managers are freeing up floor space from giant wheelie bins, large recycle units, or ‘waste zones’ and instead using the racksack® which utilizes what would otherwise be dead space.

3. You can be tidy and recycle

Under the EU Waste Management Legislation, embodied in the EU Waste Framework Directive, businesses must take adequate measures to ensure that waste in the workplace is recycled. The racksack® comes in a wide range of designs for recycling – this includes a choice of colours, symbols and waste-related wording. In fact, you can even have your own customization on a racksack® including your own branding, to help you be as specific as your workplace needs to be when it comes to recycling waste.

4. It’s a big cost-saving!

With warehouse wheelie bins ranging from anywhere between £50 to £250+ the racksack® presents a giant cost-saving solution to traditional waste management methods. Retailing at a fraction of the price, you’re getting a much bigger ‘bang for your buck’!

5. racksack® goes beyond the aisle

The racksack® family expands beyond warehouse racking, with the range also including the racksack® rollcage for discarded waste from roll containers and the racksack® trolley for collecting waste on order picking trolleys. There is also the newly designed racksack® clear and racksack® rollcage clear. Think back-of-store, think mailroom, think storage units, think order picking and packing areas, think big industrial workplaces – the racksack® family provides a compliant, space-saving and efficient way for businesses to segregate waste.


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The racksack® family covers waste collection on picking trolleys, roll containers and warehouse racking

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Top 10 Warehouse Safety Tips

Author: Beaverswood® | Last Updated:January 2024

Warehouses can be potentially dangerous environments and can generate a wide range of risks for employees, which is why we have compiled our Top 10 Warehouse Safety Tips.

Some companies exceed Health & Safety standards which not only shows their dedication to safety but also boosts employee loyalty and aids recruitment. Additionally, it helps prevent productivity problems caused by safety mishaps and oversights, which can lead to delays and disruptions.

To help you improve warehouse safety, here are our Top 10 Warehouse Safety Tips.

1. Create a Strong Signage System

Ensure that the warehouse is equipped with easily understandable and highly visible warehouse signage to effectively convey safety guidelines, emergency exit locations, and areas with potential hazards. By prominently displaying these signs, any confusion can be minimised, and overall awareness can be improved.

2. Regularly assess weight restrictions

Despite the advancements in automated technology, warehouses still rely on manual lifting and carrying to some extent. Back injuries pose a significant challenge for workers in these industries. It is essential to regularly review weight restrictions for your storage racks and lifting mechanisms and ensure that warning labels and staff information are always kept current.

3. Consider shelving units’ maximum weight capacity

Not only is it important to think about weight restrictions when employees are manually lifting items, but you must also consider the weight capacity of the storage rack or shelving unit. If the weight of items on a warehouse shelf exceeds its maximum capacity, it can lead to structural damage, potential collapse, and compromise safety.

The use of Max UDL labels ensure warehouses comply with safety regulations and avoid excessive weight that can cause structural problems. This protects inventory, equipment, and personnel from potential harm.

4. Implement anti-slip measures

Slip and fall accidents are a common danger in industrial settings, causing various injuries such as fractures, sprains, and concussions.

By adopting efficient and cost-effective anti-slip measures such as anti-slip footprints, anti-slip stair treads and adhesive anti-slip tapes, you can establish a safe work environment and minimise the chances of accidents.

Implementing anti-slip measures not only ensures compliance with safety regulations but also protects employees and enhances the company’s reputation.

5. Minimise waste and eliminate unnecessary clutter

Minimising waste and eliminating unnecessary clutter in a warehouse is essential for meeting productivity, recycling and space-saving targets.

Racksack® offer a practical solution to efficiently manage waste and maximise storage space. By securely hanging them on different fixtures, they create a clutter-free environment with their spacious open mouth, allowing easy disposal of waste. This not only optimises storage capacity but also minimises the need for additional storage facilities.

Additionally, ensuring the continuous removal of waste and organising it into separate Racksacks contributes to creating a safer workplace for warehouse employees.

6. Implement Warehouse Impact Protectors

It is essential to carefully assess your workspace and identify areas that may require impact protectors such as corners, pillars, doorways, and posts, as they may need to be re-evaluated to safeguard both your vehicles and staff.

By using versatile high visibility materials that are designed to absorb impact, you can effectively shield every edge and corner. Consider incorporating polyWRAP column protectors and safety ends to further enhance the protection measures throughout your warehouse.

7. Keep your Employees Informed

Having logical access to important safety and operational information is extremely important. To ensure that your commercial display boards, health & safety documents, and inspection documentation are well-maintained, it is essential to use the latest products that provide excellent visibility and clarity.

Modulean® shadow boards are the ideal solution for keeping your employees informed of important information as they boost organisation and visual management in the workplace.

8. Arrange Regular Training Sessions

When you’re under pressure to reach performance targets, don’t overestimate the level of your workforce’s understanding and awareness.

It is important to acknowledge that not all individuals retain information or acquire new skills at the same rate. Therefore, implementing continuous staff training modules and refreshers is a sensible approach and can help contribute to the overall efficiency, safety, and effectiveness of warehouse operations.

9. Review Exterior Warehouse Safety

Exterior spaces in warehouses frequently include the movement of vehicles like trucks, forklifts, and delivery vehicles. Reviewing these areas are crucial for maintaining a secure and efficient work environment.

Speed-reducing ramps are effective in reducing the risk of accidents and collisions by slowing down vehicle traffic and creating a safer environment for pedestrians. Alternatively, you could use flexible traffic bollards combined with plastic chains which can help separate traffic and pedestrian routes.

10. Perform Regular Safety Checks

It is necessary to perform both regular and comprehensive safety assessments in your warehouse to fulfil your health and safety responsibilities.

To keep track of this effectively, attach an asset tag marker to each piece of equipment, provide a handy checklist, and establish a system to record inspection dates. By taking this proactive approach, you can ensure the safety of your warehouse environment.

Making the workplace work smarter

All our Top 10 Warehouse Safety Tips share a common theme and that is to have a reliable supplier of high-quality products that ensure effective communication, control, and risk management in your workspace.

Therefore, we recommend browsing our extensive range or contacting us to discuss your safety shopping list.

Organising the Industrial Workplace for More Productive Workflow

Organising the Industrial Workplace for More Productive Workflow.

Workplace organisation is a visual and physical method of correctly organising the workplace. It ensures that only required material and equipment is present and that it is stored in a manner that aids the efficiency of the production facility or workplace.


Workplace and Stock Organisation


It goes without saying that labelling the workplace makes life a lot easier when searching for specific inventory or paperwork.

In the industrial workplace you can label shelving, racking, bins, boxes, trays, cupboards, folders… anything and everything!

Label holders and ticket holders are the most common and cost-effective method of labelling within the workplace.

Our label and ticket holders are available with a magnetic or self-adhesive backing which allows the holder to be fixed to either a magnetic receptive surface, like warehouse racking, or to a non-porous surface like wooden shelves in offices.

Labelling also improves stock control and logistics. Simply fix the labels underneath the relevant inventory and they will instantly be easier to locate.


Self-adhesive peel away fixing


Magnetic attachment fixing



Waste Organisation


Industrial workplaces get through tonnes of waste. Keeping your waste segregated not only helps the environment but it also keeps the workplace safer by preventing slips and trips on casually discarded waste.
If recycling is important to you then segregating waste into categories is an essential process of helping the environment. Having waste collection units designated for mixed recycling (or more specific waste products like plastics, cardboard, metal etc) is good practice for the workplace. Waste can often be a by-product-afterthought of the manufacturing, packaging and logistics process but within every industrial setting it is accumulated significantly every working day. Not only is abandoned waste an eyesore, but it can also cause genuine and painful slip and trip hazards for pedestrians. We have a solution for this: racksack®.

The racksack® is easily attached to end-of-aisle racking and shelving with metal ‘S’ hooks, saving valuable floor space.

Organise your industrial waste into categories. The racksack® was designed specifically to help facilities to segregate industrial waste. Designs include:

  • General Waste
  • Mixed Recycling
  • Mixed Paper & Card
  • Plastic Only
  • Shrink Wrap
  • Plastic Strapping
  • Glass
  • Wood & Timber
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminium
  • Metal
  • Electrical


In addition to the racksack® we also have racksack® trolley which is designed to fit onto standard order picking trolleys enabling the user to collect waste as they go, as well as the racksack® rollcage which, similar to the racksack® trolley, is designed to be attached to a rollcage container to easily collect waste on the go.


The blue and green racksack® on the end of warehouse aisle racking, and the various waste design prints


racksack® trolley and racksack® rollcage – designed to help collect waste on the go!


Tool Organisation


Shadow boards are a simple but effective way of organising important workplace items. Designed with the ‘5S’ system in mind (Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardise and Sustain) shadows boards have many benefits including: Improved productivity, easy traceability of tools, staff accountability, workspace utilisation and value for money.

Our Modulean Shadow Boards are a highly visual and useful tool (excuse the pun) to keep track of tools and equipment. Having a set location for specific tooling helps prevent them from getting lost and brings accountability to return the tools to its rightful place after use. Shadow boards are also great for creating a focal point, or ‘station’, for example a first aid station, meaning there is a designated location when looking for the first aid kit to deal with minor incidents or in an emergency situation, causing less panic and confusion.

The Modulean Shadow Boards come in various colours and accessories, and is now available in a ‘Lite’ version with an optional mobile stand.


5S lean shadow boards for optimised tool stations and tool tracking


Safety Organisation


Clearly indicated safety signs and instructions are an essential feature for workplace health and safety in many professional working environments. Identifying company safety policies, procedures, routes and locations is important for the safety of staff and visitors on any premises, especially industrial settings. With safety in mind, high visibility signage is a must.
Health and safety is a company responsibility for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare and occupational risks. A simple, highly visual signal or framed sign can help comply with all of these responsibilities.

We offer a wide range of floor signals, signs and document display products (pockets and frames) to help emphasise and clearly display important messaging and safety protocol information. Available in various colours for colour coding.

Floor signals, markers and Frames4floors™ offer highly visual and easy to understand instructions. Made with tough, durable PVC material these floor products are designed to be able to withstand everyday pedestrian and vehicle traffic, with an aggressive adhesive backing suitable for application onto clean, flat, sealed surfaces. Floor signals are a simple way of highlighting walkways, traffic flow, pallet positions and general marking on the floor. Floor markers and Frames4floors™ are ideal for permanently displaying important information.

Document pockets and Frames4docs™ highlight and accentuate important information which can be changed frequently on notice boards or communal areas.This is not only for safety organisation, productivity can also be improved with the display of reports, targets, rotas, even daily quotes!


Frames4floors and floor signals, Floor marking products combined to mark out and identify areas of the warehouse floor

Floor signals and Frames4floors™ can be used to mark locations and display visual messages


Frames4docs™ on a notice board to help emphasise important information with colour coding


Organisation is a safe, clean, neat arrangement of the workplace which provides a specific location for everything, and eliminates anything not required.


For more information about implementing effective organisation solutions in the workplace, please contact us.