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6 Tips For Workplace Health & Safety - What Are Your Obligations?

Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), often referred to as Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) involves the assessment and migration of risks that may impact the health, safety or welfare of those in your workplace.

This may include the health and safety of your customers, employees, visitors, contractors, volunteers and suppliers. As a business owner there are legal requirements that you must comply with to ensure your workplace meets WHS obligations.

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Tags: warehouse profitability, warehouse managers, warehouse accidents, warehouse mishaps, OH&S, Workplace Health and Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, WHS

Have you adjusted your warehouse to the "New Normal"?

Tips for adjusting to historically lower sales 

At some distributorships, lower warehouse staffing continues to result in mistakes that are costly to correct. These mistakes understandably anger customers; or worse, result in loss of sales or customers.

Yet few distributors want to spend much money to prevent these mistakes - even though you don't need to spend a lot of money to adjust for the new normal. Today, inventory levels have crept up, but warehouse staffing levels remain historically low. 

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Tags: warehouse profitability, warehouse managers, warehouse accidents, warehouse mishaps, receivables, warehouse normal, the new normal

The Cost of Human Error

Whilst writing a blog article on the cost of warehouse accidents, I was looking at a list of the most costly accidents to date throughout the world (the blog article can be found here). What I realised was that 50% of those major accidents were caused by human error. The rest were a mixture of IT failures / manufacturing faults / communication errors etc. Human error has the potential to have a very devastating consequence simply because we cannot predict them, to a certain point. Most workplaces need people, and some employees have enormous responsibilities. Could we eliminate human error?  

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Tags: forklift accidents, bollards, warehouse profitability, warehouse managers, warehouse accidents, warehouse management, smart engineering, staff training, human error

Ten very expensive warehouse mishaps -  and how they can be avoided

Does your warehouse facility suffer from these potentially serious issues? 

Throughout history, humans have always been prone to accidents. Even a series of relatively minor incidents can lead to lost productivity, higher insurance bills, and possible fines.

Of course, human life is beyond monetary value. Yet property losses can also be devastating and crippling to a business. Warehouse fatalities and severe or permanent injuries have a serious impact - and yet they are preventable with careful planning and an ongoing commitment to safety.

Here are ten of the potentially most expensive warehouse accidents, along with ways you can prevent them.

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Tags: warehouse profitability, warehouse managers, warehouse accidents, warehouse mishaps

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