Man trapped 4 hours under refrigerated perishables in United Kingdom

Trapped man rescued after racking collapses at Halesowen food warehouse Fire crews battled for four hours to rescue a man trapped under tons of refrigerated perishable goods when a storage rack collapsed at a warehouse. The 54-year-old victim and the fork lift he had been drivin ...
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Man trapped  4 hours under refrigerated perishables in United Kingdom

22 New Worksafe Safety Inspectors for Victoria

  Twenty-two new inspectors and investigators have been added to WorkSafe Victoria’s frontline team. The new inspectors have backgrounds in a wide range of industries including health care, construction, motor sport, government and major hazard facilities. Seven of these graduates are women ...
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22 New Worksafe Safety Inspectors for Victoria

Beam Maintenance

  Beams Are beams overloaded? Deflection indicates overloading of the racking. Where two beams connect at an upright, the beam connectors should be parallel. If racking is or has been overloaded, the beam connectors may be deformed (forming a ‘V’). The amount of permanent defor ...
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Beam Maintenance

3 Things You Should Know About Safe Work Method Statements

Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS), they are often a necessary tender requirement and where works defined as ‘high risk construction work’ are involved SWMS are mandatory. There’s just one problem — understanding how safe work method statements work can be confusing.  But since ...
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3 Things You Should Know About Safe Work Method Statements

Inspecting Beams

The work health and safety legislation requires that plant and structures (including racking) are without risks to health and safety. To ensure this, racking should be inspected regularly to confirm its integrity. For guidance on inspections, refer to AS 4084: Steel storage rackin ...
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Inspecting Beams

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