Ware­hous­ing app by NCDEX

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Af­ter launch­ing an on­line space for book­ing ware­house space, Na­tional Com­mod­ity & De­riv­a­tives Ex­change has launched an app. Traders can now book ware­house space in ad­vance through this app be­fore the com­mod­ity is trans­ported for de­ma­te­ri­al­i­sa­tion. They will need to pay seven days rent in ad­vance. This will be for­feited if the space is not utilised within seven days.

Com­ment­ing on this, Samir Shah, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, NCDEX said that the app was needed to end favouritism by Ware­hous­ing Ser­vice Providers’ (WSP) in ac­cept­ing goods from traders. “This will work like a rail­way ticket book­ing sys­tem, it has an op­tion of wait­list for space and know­ing ex­act po­si­tion of traders book­ing by the end of the day,” he added.

With th­ese re­forms, the num­ber of com­plaints has now fallen to only two to three per year from about two to three a week ear­lier. And shortly, NCDEX in­tends to have 466 ac­cred­ited ware­houses on the on­line plat­form. trans­port net­work should be en­sured. Given the wide range of po­ten­tial threats, ware­house safety man­age­ment re­quires oper­a­tors to have a com­pre­hen­sive vi­sion of risk. The three main threats to ware­hous­ing are:

When a fire oc­curs in a ware­house, it can have a dev­as­tat­ing con­se­quence. Ex­ten­sive dam­ages oc­cur as a re­sult due to de­lay in dis­cov­ery of the fire, rapid fire spread, poor lay­out and de­sign, lack of sep­a­rate com­part­ments/ rooms, poor house­keep­ing, densely stored goods and poor emer­gency train­ing and ac­tion plan in the event of emer­gency.

The safest and best way to pre­vent a ware­house fire from spread­ing is to in­stall au­to­mated sprin­klers and fire de­tec­tion sys­tems which al­low fire fight­ing to be­gin as soon as the fire starts. Man­ual fire ex­tin­guish­ing equip­ment like fire ex­tin­guish­ers, fire lines, fire pumps, grav­ity wa­ter tanks, hoses, noz­zles and fire hy­drants must be laid out as per ap­proved fire plan and its reg­u­lar main­te­nance is of ut­most im­por­tance. Fi­nally, the ef­fec­tive­ness of any fire pro­tec­tion sys­tems de­pends on prac­ti­cal train­ing of ware­house staff in the use of such equip­ment. each risk and as per the min­i­mum level of pro­tec­tion nec­es­sary. The gen­eral mea­sures can be di­vided into three cat­e­gories: Pas­sive pro­tec­tion mea­sures in­tended to de­lay in­tru­sion Ac­tive pro­tec­tion mea­sures in­tended to de­tect the in­truder and raise an alarm in the event of in­tru­sion Or­gan­i­sa­tional mea­sures which in­clude the re­la­tion­ships be­tween the agents in­volved in in­tru­sion pro­tec­tion

The aim of pas­sive pro­tec­tion mea­sures is to de­lay en­try into the ware­house for as long as pos­si­ble. Ac­cess is usu­ally gained through open­ings in the struc­ture of the build­ing, such as doors or win­dows. Im­ple­ment­ing suit­able se­cu­rity mea­sures in th­ese ar­eas can be one of the most sim­ple and ef­fec­tive ways to pre­vent thefts in ware­houses. Door, win­dows, sky­lights or sim­i­lar open­ings should be sturdy and prefer­ably made of steel. Doors and win­dows must gates and win­dows through which an in­truder can prob­a­bly en­ter. All pos­si­ble ac­cess routes to the build­ing must be made se­cure. This should in­clude emer­gency stair­cases lead­ing to ac­cess doors

The aim of pas­sive pro­tec­tion mea­sures is to de­lay en­try into the ware­house for as long as pos­si­ble. Ac­cess is usu­ally gained through open­ings in the struc­ture of the build­ing, such as doors or win­dows

and even pe­riph­eral fences and gates. Or­gan­i­sa­tional mea­sures com­prise of for­mal sur­veil­lance by pro­fes­sional se­cu­rity staff or se­cu­rity guards and Closed Cir­cuit Tele­vi­sion Cam­eras (CCTV) to record im­ages. Ware­houses, where em­ploy­ees work 24x7 dur­ing the whole year should pro­vide them with elec­tronic cards or es­tab­lish a se­cu­rity sta­tion at the en­trance.

Ex­ter­nal ware­house light­ing is gen­er­ally an ef­fec­tive de­ter­rent to po­ten­tial in­trud­ers since most thefts oc­cur at night. An­other aid to sur­veil­lance in­volves main­tain­ing good vis­i­bil­ity con­di­tions in the ware­house sur­round­ings by elim­i­nat­ing ob­sta­cles that may of­fer thieves a place to hide from sur­veil­lance mea­sures.

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