Forklifts are used to lift, stack and transfer loads in many warehouses, factories, shipping yards, freight terminals and other workplaces across Australia.
While forklifts offer a practical materials handling solution for many businesses, each year they continue to be associated with workplace injuries and deaths.
We’re serious about forking safety, and you should be too. If you work near forklifts, this guide will help keep you safe.
We’re serious about forklift safety, and you should be too. If you’re a forklift operator, this guide will help keep you, other workers and visitors to your site safe.
There are three main reasons workers are killed or seriously injured in forklift incidents in NSW:
For many forklift operators, working outdoors on a warm, sunny day can be a very attractive aspect of the job. But don’t let the sunshine and fresh air be a distraction – the yard can be a dangerous place all year round.
To help keep your drivers’ eyes on the ball, our friends at the Fork Lift Truck Association, the UK’s leading authority on forklift truck operations, have shared their own starting 11: the essential safety tips that every operator should know before tackling outdoor work.
Forklift Tyres is the only part of a forklift truck that is always in contact with the ground. They provide grip for movement, friction for braking and an element of suspension for safety and comfort. The correct tyres in good condition are an essential aid to safe and efficient operations.
· Pneumatic Tyre - The air pressure and volume within the tyre carcass supports the forklift and its load. High inflation pressures used and wheel integrity is extremely important to prevent potential tyre explosions which could be harmful or fatal.
While you may have heard that sitting all day at work may be bad for your health, you may not realise that small and frequent changes from sitting and less time sitting in total can mitigate the potential harm.
Keeping active at work is best for your health
Prolonged unbroken sitting time is associated with a range of health problems including musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, some cancers and premature mortality.
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