Is your business ready for the Christmas rush?

by Debbie Mann


If you work in a distribution centre it’s likely that the next few months are going to be some of the busiest of the year. Ensuring you are prepared it key to success.


As we head towards Black Friday, Christmas, and January sales, the UK will spend an excessive amount; in 2017 it was estimated that £19 billion was spent on presents alone by consumers (not to mention the over 400 million sprouts eaten!). This puts a lot of pressure on distribution centres to fulfill orders on time, especially with the rise of unlimited next day delivery that has become increasingly popular.



Having clear processes is key, but also ensuring your health and safety markings are up to date is crucial, especially if you are taking on temporary seasonal staff.

We have helped businesses reconfigure their markings for Christmas to ensure they can keep staff safe and goods moving effectively. With this is mind, is your site ready for a busy period?

Take some time to assess that all signage is in place and visible, that walkways and no-go areas are clearly marked, and that fire routes and exits are not obstructed. Ask your staff if they have any health and safety concerns that needs addressing or ways to improve what's there currently that could benefit the workforce.

If you need help or advice don't hesitate to get in touch on with your requirements.

6 Nov 2019
Category: Parallel Lines Blog