WH&S Update 14/16 Issue five: safe handling and storage of chemicals (Cont.) In the previous edition we outlined six key rules to observe with handling chemicals and provided details for rules 1-2. Here are the next four rules. Rule 3: safe transport Chemicals will often need to be moved from one location to another, here […]

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WH&S Update 14/15 Issue five: safe handling and storage of chemicals Chemicals can be nasty things to deal with. They come in different forms: solids, liquids and gas. Many chemicals can affect your health. Some chemicals, such as ozone and formalin, can kill within seconds. Other chemicals can burn your skin, destroy your lungs, give […]

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WH&S Update 14/14 Issue four – pallet racking and load handling Racking is an essential part of the warehousing and storage process, therefore it is important that each business ensures their racking complies with Australian Standards (AS 4084:2012 – Steel storage racking). This means it needs to be designed for the size, shape and weight […]

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WH&S Update 14/13 Issue three: smoking while operating forklifts Cigarettes are hazardous around forklifts as they can easily ignite the gases produced by batteries in electric machines, or any small gas leaks in an LPG forklift. Both are equally dangerous as it only takes a small leak and an ignition source to cause a major […]

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WH&S Update 14/12 How to complete a risk assessment? Brismark recently held the first ‘Safety Toolbox Talk’ on the subject of completing a risk assessment. The purpose of the toolbox talks is to have a round table discussion and guidance through complex processes or issues in regards to safety. Brismark staff will be present to […]

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