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 […]

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 […]