Safety News

Man crushed to death by falling pallets from a forklift

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Company fined over forklift incident Auckland – A major freight distribution and logistics company in New Zealand was sentenced following an incident in which a worker was crushed to death by falling pallets that were being moved from a train wagon by forklift in September 2016. The man was standing beside the forklift. The pallets…

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What causes racking to collapse

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What causes racking to collapse? There are a number of different factors that could result in a racking collapse. The cause might not be a single factor, but can be a number of combined factors which ultimately weaken the structure to a point where it collapses. The most widely used racking type is adjustable pallet…

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The Risk of Warehouse Rack Collapse

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Warehouses can be great places to work as long as they are safe. The use of forklifts, other heavy machinery and the misuse of racking systems can lead to a rack collapse. Even the most skilled forklift drivers occasionally bump into the racks which can damage their structural integrity. However, the proper use of rack…

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Securing Dyna Bolts to Base Plate of Racking

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The installation of dyna bolts for pallet racking should be installed using the racking manufacturers guide lines that have been predetermined by qualified engineers. The dyna bolts are normally installed using the following procedure: Using the holes in the base plate as a template, carefully drill holes using a hammer drill and masonry bit. The…

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ISO 45001 Now Published

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ISO 45001:2018, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use is now published. The new International Standard for occupational health and safety provides a robust and effective set of processes for improving work safety in global supply chains. It is designed to help organisations and is expected to reduce workplace injuries…

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