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Pest Control During the Holiday Season


Pests in warehouses can be annoying at any time of the year, but especially during the holiday season when for most businesses, a lot of staff are away, or the warehouse is busier than usual taking care of extra deliveries to cater for the holiday season.

The weather can make certain types of pests more likely to show up in your facility, which means that you need to have policies in place for pest management during downtime to ensure your facility is safe and effectively storing or producing what it needs to.

Pest control procedure is especially important during the holiday downtime because a lack of production activity could make it more likely for pests to find their way into your facility.

Here are five tips for making sure that your warehouse pest control policy functions effectively, even if you are working with a skeleton staff of team members during the holiday.

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Tags: pest control

6 dust control methods for your warehouse

What you can do to avoid dangerous dust buildup

Dust buildup is common in manufacturing plants. There are countless possible reasons for this:

  • Exhaust gases from combustion engines
  • Black tyres leaving dust during contact with the floor’s surface
  • Small pieces of cardboard boxes and wooden pallets
  • Inflow of dust from outdoors
  • Output from general manufacturing processes
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Tags: warehouse management, Temporary Wall, Dust Barrier, dust control, rapid roll door

How to stop ice forming in a coolroom and on the floor

Solving the issues caused by air and moisture

In your coolroom, there are many issues which can be caused by air or moisture ingress. Your doors can also be affected by the infiltration of uncontrolled warm or ambient air. This news post talks about your options for mitigating air infiltration.

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Tags: high-speed freezer doors, rapid doors, coolroom, automated warehouses, frozen storage, freezers, cold storage warehouses, refrigeration, temperature control, frozen goods, insulated sectional door, Airlock, airlock-zone, temperature barriers

What happens during a power failure with the Movidor High Speed door?

Great question!

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Tags: Movidor, rapid roller doors, rapid doors, remax doors, power failure

4 Ways To Maximise Commercial Loading Dock Door Efficiency

Insulated sectional loading dock doors which fold

The loading dock is where most warehouse operations begin and end. It is where goods are prepared for shipping or received. The loading dock gets a fair share of personnel, product, equipment and vehicle traffic on a daily basis. This is the reason loading docks must be designed with productivity and efficiency in mind.

Businesses will gain a lot from a loading dock that is designed for the optimal flow of operations. It reduces total turnaround time, staff effort and operational costs.

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Tags: fresh produce, dock door, loading dock door, loading dock, haulage, transport

4 Ways Rapid Doors Reduce Energy Costs

We're all on the journey to save costs and there are more and more opportunities to  save costs on energy. Reducing our energy footprint can drastically shave thousands off the electricity bill each year. 

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Tags: rapid roller doors, roller doors, door equipment efficiency, high speed doors, cold storage, cold storage doors, food industry, food poisoning, food processing, cold storage warehouses, temperature control, cold chain logistics, energy efficient, energy loss

Temperature in your Workplace

When half of your employees say their work environment is too hot, and the other half are saying it’s too cold, you can be reasonably certain you have the temperature set just right! However, invariably the extreme variances in Australia’s climate makes for substantial challenges in providing an ambient workplace, where everyone is comfortable. But what is the law around temperature control in the workplace and is there a maximum and minimum temperature that employer’s need to consider?

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Tags: work temperature, temperature control, garage temperature, consistent temperatures

Roller Door Investment: What You Should Know

As we discussed in our blog: Warehouse Roller Doors - Long Term Cost Considerations, warehouse roller doors are a significant investment that shouldn't be taken lightly. In fact, it's quite the opposite - they can have a big impact on costs in the long run.

So what are all the costs that warehouse managers need to be aware of?

Your costs can be separated into three parts; that is, the short-term costs that are involved with procuring your doors, the ongoing costs that it will take you to maintain your doors, and the costs associated with ensuring safety.

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Tags: rapid roller doors, warehouse operations, maintenance costs, high speed doors, equipment efficiency, impact doors

The Key to Temperature Management

According to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ),between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2017, FSANZ coordinated 626 recalls. The average number of recalls per year for the last 10 years is 63.

During the last 10 years, undeclared dairy (milk) has been the most common allergen related recall, accounting for 31% of all allergen related recalls. Peanut is the second most common type of allergen-related recalls, accounting for 20% in this category. Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella and E. coli are the three microorganisms most commonly associated with microbial food recalls in Australia. 

Dairy products are more commonly recalled due to concerns with process hygiene, indicated through E. coli testing, than other categories of food. Other products commonly recalled for E. coli include fresh sprouts, salads and some processed meat products.

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Tags: rapid roller doors, roller doors, door equipment efficiency, high speed doors, cold storage, cold storage doors, food industry, food poisoning, listeria, food recall, food processing, cold storage warehouses, temperature control, cold chain logistics, food standards

Ensure Security and Safety in Your Commercial Space with Roller Doors

The building that houses your business is a significant investment and a barrier to unwanted entry. Break and entry, and impact damage to your property can lead to financial losses and hurt the success of your business. In some cases, the damage causes a complete disruption of company operations; critical equipment might become unusable and physical assets can quickly lose their value. Often, the weakest link in the security of your premises is your doors.

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Tags: Remax, roller doors

Compact sectional doors verses standard roller shutters

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