Is the Risk Worth the Cost? 

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Forklifts are among the most frequently used pieces of equipment in the workplace; because they are small compact machines, designed to navigate very narrow aisle and have a great lifting capacity.     They are efficient for moving heavy goods and supplies from one place to another with little effort; yet the most dangerous and cause serious accidents.     There are many […]

The Real Costs of Non-Compliance

The Real Costs of Non-Compliance

Many workplaces are under the fallacy that once an incident or injury occurs in their workplace they are covered by insurance and it will have little to no impact in terms of liability and cost. This leads them to take a laid-back attitude towards safety compliance.  What they need to understand is that insurances do […]

Legal Consequences of Omitting Safety

Legal Consequences of Omitting Safety

 “Before you jump over a puddle you assess the risk and consequences, decide if the risk and consequences are worthwhile. If so, you consider your ability and your competency; if you’re happy to accept the consequences, you then exert the energy to do the jump and hopefully land safely”.  It is that simple, risk assessment is […]

4 Strategies for Managing Safety in the Workplace

4 Strategies for Managing Safety in the Workplace

Strategy #1 – Ensure Safety in Your Workplace  SafeWork Australia reports that work-related injury and disease cost our community $61.8 billion a year, with an average cost of $5000 per worker each year and equates to 4.1 per cent of Australia’s gross domestic product.  The Work Health and Safety Laws place an obligation on directors, managers or employers […]

The Irony of Forklifts

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Forklifts and industrial lifting trucks are central to logistics operations, and are high risk; particularly for those working alongside them.  They are used to lift, stack and transfer loads in warehouses, factories, shipping yards, freight terminals and other workplaces. While forklifts offer alternatives to manual handling and practical materials handling solution for many businesses, each […]