Bulk Reduction Storage Area. Ensure that personnel set up, in the bulk
reduction storage area, a separate stocking area for each product and
type of package. If you have an area for each, you can inventory and
control the stock more easily, and you are not as likely to identify the
product incorrectly. Use a block system to separate large amounts of
stored supplies so that the entire stock of one product is not lost if
there is an enemy attach or a fire. Plan the exact layout and size of
the stacking area according to local conditions and safety requirements.
Aisles between double rows of drums (units) are usually 9 to 10 feet
wide. You can reduce the width to 4 feet if this leaves you enough room
to handle the product. Allow 15 to 30 feet for aisles between sections
of containers and 50 to 150 feet between blocks. A specific layout of a
stacking area for 5-gallon cans is suggested.