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Loading Dock Safety

February 15, 2013
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Loading Dock Safety

Due to the high amount of traffic, in and around loading docks, it is essential that warehouse managers plan and enforce safety measures in order to provide optimal safety for all employees as well as minimise the risk of accidents. A well-planned and designed loading dock can minimise damage to goods, increase productivity and most importantly ensure employee safety. This blog will examine significant causes of loading dock accidents and will provide simple suggestions to overcome them.

Changing a Forklift Battery Safely

February 06, 2013
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Changing a Forklift Battery Safely

Battery powered industrial forklifts are used in a variety of applications and are becoming increasingly popular. Two types of batteries are utilised in industrial forklifts: lead acid and nickel-iron. Both of these batteries can pose health and safety hazards. Regardless of which battery electric forklift you have, there are similar hazards associated with batteries. This week we will provide you with tips on staying safe when changing your forklift’s battery.

Forklift Speed Limits and Braking in the Warehouse

February 01, 2013
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Forklift Speed Limits and Braking in the Warehouse

Forklift instability is one of the most common causes of injury among forklift accidents in the workplace.This weeks blog will help to outline key aspects to consider when controlling speed and safe brake distances in your warehouse, making it a safer place for not only forklift drivers but pedestrians as well.

Air Quality in the Warehouse

December 20, 2012
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Air Quality in the Warehouse

Workers within factories and warehouses are exposed to substantial amounts of chemicals and pollutants, making air quality a critical safety issue for anyone working within these environments. There is a significant risk factor that goes along with these toxins in your warehouse and it is important to know more about them. This blog will determine the health effects of poor air quality along with its causes and how it can be prevented.

The Dangers of not Wearing a Forklift Seatbelt & Who is to Blame if an Accident Occurs?

November 01, 2012
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The Dangers of not Wearing a Forklift Seatbelt & Who is to Blame if an Accident Occurs?

We are all aware of the importance in safety when operating forklifts. A forklift can cause just as much injury as an average dump truck. Yet the refusal to comply with safety regulations has led to many dismissals and fines for both employees and employers. This blog will cover some important questions:
• What are the dangers of not wearing a seatbelt when operating a forklift?
• If an accident occurred, resulting in injury or death as a consequence of the operator not wearing a seatbelt, who should be held accountable?

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