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The importance of Forklift Rating Plates

May 16, 2017
Filed under: Safety

It is imperative that all forklifts are operated correctly and within their maximum limits.

To ensure this occurs and to provide owners and operators with knowledge of these limits all forklifts under Australian standard AS2359.2 – 2013 must be fitted with a rating plate from the manufacturer that clearly defines the unit’s specifications.

This blog will explain how to read and understand the specifications on a rating plate for both combustion and battery electric models.
combustion engine rating plate

Why OH&S is important for your materials handling operation

August 12, 2015
Filed under: Forklift Operators - Safety & Guides, Safety

Why OH&S is important for your materials handling operation

Continuing on from our previous blog posts regarding container handling, this post will look at a critical element of any container handling operation occupational health and safety. It will explain why proper OH&S is critical to employee safety and will show how the latest technological advances in mobile device management can make any workplace safer.

Noise induced hearing loss and forklift operations

May 14, 2015
Filed under: Safety

Noise induced hearing loss and forklift operations

Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a growing problem in Australia. This blog post looks to define NIHL, look at some of the effects it can have on exposed workers, whilst also recommending some solutions to mitigate the effects of NIHL. An example case study also illustrates how Hyster big truck ergonomic design provides reduced noise levels for operators and the positive effect on workers at Port of Melbourne Containers.

Preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace

May 22, 2014
Filed under: Safety

slipSlips, trips and falls can happen in any workplace. Many employees have consequently suffered sprains, broken bones, back injuries, burns from hot surfaces or handling of hot fluids and bad cuts from sharp objects.  As a result companies have had to face many financial, physical and emotional costs for the injured employees and their families.  These falls and slips can be prevented and their severity reduced from some simple safety actions.

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