In Australia, the WHS laws require a business or undertaking do all that is reasonably practicable to eliminate or minimise risks. The ways of controlling risks are ranked from the highest level of protection and reliability to the lowest. This ranking is known as the hierarchy of risk control. You must work through this hierarchy to manage risks. The first thing to consider is whether hazards can be completely removed from the workplace.  

Before you choose an industrial lift truck you should discuss your workplace needs with MLA and identify industrial lift trucks that are most suited to the workplace and the work it will be used for. For example, a pedestrian operated industrial lift truck may be more suitable to minimise traffic movement risks in a small, busy workplace than a ride-on industrial lift truck.

To comply with Australian Standards every forklift must complete a pre-start safety check that should include: reading the load rating plates to ensure the industrial lift truck and attachments are right for the task.

MLA can assist you to ensure your industrial lift truck is suitable for the work to be done and provide the required load rating plate for your specific forklift.

For assistance please contact MLA Holdings Engineering department using the “Contact Us” tab on this page.