Safety in Your Workplace: How to Focus on Prevention

Safety in Your Workplace: How to Focus on Prevention

Rather than wait until an injury in your workplace, focus on prevention and harm minimisation. The promotion of safety and wellbeing of employees is crucial to a positive and efficient work environment. Here are a few ways you can focus on prevention when it comes to safety in a workplace: Training Training for a job […]

Guide: The Dangers of the Transport & Storage Industry

Guide: The Dangers of the Transport & Storage Industry

    If you already work in the storage industry or are considering a position in the field, you may be curious about the dangers of accepting a position in this industry. While you should always do your research before jumping into a position of any type, being aware of the potential risks of the […]

Loading & Unloading Exclusion Zone

Loading & Unloading Exclusion Zone

One of the major safety hazards within the supply chain industry is the safe execution of the loading and unloading phase. Forklift operators, truck drivers and other personnel have a higher chance of collision as demand for more deliveries increases. This issue led to a joint industry committee forming known as the LUEZ (loading, unloading […]

Common Workplace Injuries in Warehouses

  Workers running around carrying, pushing, and pulling different equipment is a common sight in warehouses. Without a doubt, working in highly technical environments can even be a source of workplace injuries. To better manage a warehouse and minimise accidents and injuries, it is best to be familiar with the following common injuries: 1. Heavy equipment […]

PPE Plays an Important Part in Warehouse Safety

PPE Plays an Important Part in Warehouse Safety

Warehouses are hazardous work environments that require necessary risk management strategies. In warehouses, risk management must be carried out prior to any work commencing and must consider any potential risks in the workplace and how the risk will be controlled or eliminated. A key requirement to warehouse safety management involves Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that […]

Safety Colours: How They Are Used To Protect You In The Workplace

Safety Colours: How They Are Used To Protect You In The Workplace »

Colours play an important role in enhancing the safety of individuals in public places as well as other work settings. Eye-catching colours can be used to alert people about an impending threat or risk that could lead to severe repercussions. In fact, there is a wide range of industry specific standards related to safety colours […]

Australian Forklift Training Courses

australian forklift courses

Australian forklift training courses are very similar to forklift training courses from other countries. However, they differ in the authority that issues the forklift driver’s licence. In many other countries, it is the training centre or school that issues the licence. In Australia, it is the governing authority that issues the licence. Each Australian state […]

What Equates Reckless Endangerment?

What Equates Reckless Endangerment?

What is Reckless Endangerment? State laws will differ in the precise definition of what constitutes reckless endangerment, which is a range of conduct that poses a sufficient risk to another person’s safety such that the law finds this behaviour reckless. However, a person will generally be charged with that offense if they deliberately engage in behaviour […]

The Importance of Operator Training

Is Due Diligence Enough ?

High-risk equates to serious consequences We know that while forklifts are very serviceable in logistics and warehouses, they are also associated with high-risk and serious consequences. Forklifts weigh tons and are solid, and their operation can introduce various types of risk into the workplace. When we use the hierarchy of controls to assess the risk […]

Is Due Diligence Enough ?

Is Due Diligence Enough ?

Following the last blog post, I came across this article and thought I might give some insights. On Friday 19 Jul 2019, ATTA Quality Training Services Pty Ltd, an occupational health and safety training organisation has been convicted and fined $200,000 for falsifying scaffolding and forklift training records. ATTA Quality Training Services, a WorkSafe approved […]