Storage structures should have adequate inside lighting:
- If ambient lighting isn’t sufficient for daytime usage, agencies should consider installing additional lights for daytime use.
- Light should be sufficient for operating at night time. Larger facilities may need extensive lighting installations.
Much like planning cargo reception, there are steps that warehouses and organisations can take to plan for cargo dispatch as well.:
- Cargo dispatch should be planned in advance and communicated to the warehouse.
- A formal release order should be authorised, and relevant warehouse staff be issued a formal pick order
- Warehouses should be given time to pull down cargo, compile shipments, and stage for pick up.
- If at any time a dispatch is not possible (damaged, expired items, or item cannot be found) the requesting party should be notified, and the release order modified.
- Vehicles arriving for pick up should be known and scheduled in advance. Vehicles arriving for unplanned cargo pick-ups, or arriving announced for planned cargo pick-ups may be delayed or rejected based on the policy of the managing organisation.
- A physical piece count on the consolidated cargo is conducted to confirm correct number.
- A waybill or a goods released note is generated (if required by the terms of the movement), containing information on the released cargo, dates, and names of person releasing and driver picking cargo up.
- Stock cards and inventory Ledger ledger updated with the new piece counts.