Avoiding Harsher Penalties with Stricter Rules

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When seatbelt requirements are ignored there are consequences. The Safe Work Australia’s, work health and safety legislation places significant duties and obligations on the PCBU to ensure the health and safety of workers and others in the workplace.  Any breaches of WHS duties can lead to prosecution by the regulator with conviction that can result […]

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 […]

The Human Factor of Forklift Safety

The Human Factor of Forklift Safety

Human factors also impact forklift safety. While the workplace risks have implications on safety, a worker’s personal conditions, impact on their ability to work safely. The use of alcohol and/or other drugs may be one of the contributing factors. Alcohol and other drugs usage have become prevalent and a safety issue that affects a worker’s […]

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 […]

The Hidden Dangers of Forklifts

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Forklifts and industrial lifting trucks are essential to efficiency in logistics operations, and are high risk with hidden dangers; particularly for those pedestrians working alongside them.  They are used to lift, stack and transfer loads in warehouses, factories, shipping yards, freight terminals and other workplaces.    While Forklifts and industrial lifting trucks are certainly one of the most critical tools for these facilities, they can […]

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 […]

7 Ways to Improve Pallet Racking Safety in Your Warehouse

7 Ways to Improve Pallet Racking Safety in Your Warehouse

In warehouses, pallet rack damage is a major workplace health and safety issue. In a busy warehouse environment, the risk of forklift collisions or accidents due to carelessly loaded pallets is a serious concern. To ensure your staff and products aren’t at risk, we’ve compiled a list of ways to improve pallet racking safety in […]