5 Tips to Successfully Maintain Your Warehouse

5 Tips to Successfully Maintain Your Warehouse

If you own, manage or operate a warehouse, then you know that warehouse maintenance can be a challenging task. There are so many things to consider to maintain order. This can be especially difficult for larger warehouses or those that see constant activity and foot traffic. Regardless of the difficulty, however, all warehouses need to […]

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 […]

The Industrial Manslaughter Conviction for No Traffic Management Plan

The Industrial Manslaughter Conviction for No Traffic Management Plan

The industrial manslaughter law in Queensland The industrial manslaughter provisions were added to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act), the Electrical Safety Act 2002 (ES Act), and the Safety in Recreational Water Activities Act 2011 (SRWA Act) were introduced in response to the tragic fatalities at Dreamworld and an Eagle Farm work […]

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 […]

5 Keys to Effective Warehouse Safety Management

5 Keys of Effective Warehouse Safety Management

It is well-know that warehouse accidents are more common than they should be and the most serious accidents relate to forklifts. Warehouse managers are responsible for ensuring healthy and safety in the workers and others in the workplace. Their role is to ensure the health and safety, and management of the physical environment, load shifting […]

Why Forklift Operators Should Buckle-Up

forklift drivers should buckle up

Safe Work NSW reports that every year forklifts continue to cause workplace deaths and injuries resulting in substantial financial and human costs for workers, industry and the community.  Safe Work NSW states that one of the reasons why people are killed or seriously injured by a forklift includes not wearing a seat belt in a […]

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 […]

Automation a Safer Option for Mezzanine Safety

Is Due Diligence Enough ?

Mezzanine floor are commonly found and erected in workplace.  The installation of mezzanine floors are claimed to be a cost-efficient solution that maximise the available space and could potentially double the size of the workspace and solve storage issues. Mezzanine floors are used in a variety of industries and workplaces such as: warehouses and industrial […]

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 […]