Store heavy and frequently used items in the ideal zone - between shoulder and mid thigh.
Store smaller, lightweight or infrequently used items in lower or higher areas.
Organise cupboards and storage areas to lessen clutter and allow easy access to shelves. Plan for regular audits of storage areas. Assign responsibility within a work group for maintenance of storage areas.
Frequently handled items should be within easy access and reach.
A sturdy step or stepladder should be easily available to access items stored above shoulder height.
If a ladder is required an intermediate support point may be necessary to allow lifting and lowering of items safely in stages.
Keep a clear bench for delivery of goods to avoid lifting from ground level (if applicable).
Consider current and likely future storage needs in any workspace redesign or before new equipment is purchased.