Shipping containers are one of the most reliable and convenient storage options currently available. But for you to guarantee continuous safety of the goods and items stored inside the container, certain safety precautions need to be considered. Presented below are four shipping container safety tips you can use to enhance the safety of your stored items-:
The door should be locked at all times
It goes without saying that the doors of the container must remain locked at all times. When you purchase a used container and convert it into storage, it may not come with a functional lock, and it is up to you to purchase the lock box and the necessary padlocks needed to keep the doors of the container secure.
Don’t store stuff on top of the container
The shipping containers are always large enough and there is enough room inside if you arrange the items properly. Avoid storing stuff on top of the container and always ensure that the area surrounding the container is kept clean and is also protected against falling objects that might pile up on top of the container or which may harm the people operating the container.
If the container becomes a target for graffiti, clean it or repaint it immediately. When the container is placed in high traffic areas such as near junction or by the roadside, it is likely to be a target for graffiti or vandalism. If that should ever happen, clean it up or repaint it right away to warn the community and the vandals that someone is watching and any form of destruction to the container will not be taken lightly.
Put heavier items near the bottom
This is so that such heavier items do not tip over while in storage. You can also consider using Insta-container shelves to provide a quick and easy way to have more organized storage inside the container.