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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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