Common Misconceptions about Safety Barriers and General Safety in the Workplace

Common Misconceptions about Safety Barriers and General Safety in the Workplace

Allow us to debunk some of the usual myths surrounding workplace safety and safety barriers. Misconceptions about workplace safety can have a significant impact on your business. Whether you operate a grocery store, an office, or a construction site, you and your employees face potential danger during work shifts. Some are obvious, yet others are […]

Battery-Powered vs. Hard-Wired Safety Barriers

Battery-Powered vs. Hard-Wired Safety Barriers

  There are two types of barriers in terms of what powers them: battery-powered and hard-wired. The first kind of barrier runs on batteries, which can last for a few months before being replaced. Hard-wired safety barriers, on the other hand, run on electrical power and must be constantly powered to function. There are a […]

Safety Barriers

Safety Barriers

Why road barriers are important for safety, what the different types of road barriers are and how to choose the right crash barrier for your project Accidents can take place anytime and anywhere and never come with a warning! It then becomes especially important to be prepared and plan for such situations. Safety barriers are […]

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 […]

3 Safety Strategies to Win The War On Workplace Injuries

3 Safety Strategies to Win The War On Workplace Injuries

Between 2003 and 2016, 3,414 workers died in Australian workplaces. As of November 26, 115 people have died at work in 2018 alone. This is an unacceptable amount of workplace deaths – incidents that could have been avoided with the proper safety precautions set in place. Half of all workplace injuries and deaths occur in […]

Safety Barriers in Car Park Areas

Safety Barriers in Car Park Areas

Back in 2014, the Royal Automobile Association (RAA) reported a significant increase in the number of car park accidents in Australia. Around 53 percent of all stationary damage to vehicles happened within car park areas. Reversing – the riskiest car park manoeuvre – accounted for 32 percent of car park accidents. The average cost of […]