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3ʳᵈ April 2024

New research reveals the greatest threats to the safety and efficiency within warehousing and storage facilities

Watco, the UK’s leading industrial paint and repair products specialist, commissioned an independent survey of 250 senior FM professionals to understand how they are navigating the growing complexities of their roles. The research has revealed the biggest challenges faced by Warehousing and storage professionals, and how they impact their ability to run safe and efficient operations.

From the factors that pose the largest risk to health and safety, to professional development and managing workloads, Watco’s updated research identifies the challenges and provides tips on how to tackle them. Read and download the free one-page report on Challenges in the Warehousing and Storage Sector.

Or, for more industry insights including detailed reports on the key challenges within the Facilities Management sector, visit:


"Large workloads make it hard for FMs in this sector to conduct regular site inspections and repairs. As a result, small repair jobs are often delayed. However, ignoring minor surface damage can quickly lead to larger hazards down the line. This not only increases the risk of accidents but also the time and materials needed to carry out the repair which could put you over budget.

Although difficult to implement in the short term, implementing a structured approach to maintenance and repairs with schedules and checklists can break this cycle. By prioritising those tasks, surface damage can be spotted and repaired early on, reducing hazards and eliminating time-consuming, costly repairs.”


Scott Saunders, Technical Service Manager at Watco

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