Warehouse Operations
Dec
20

Many businesses have storage and warehouse facilities as an integral and important part of their operation. These may be very busy places at all times (such as in a logistics operation) or they may be quiet for many hours a day, but have periods of intense activity. Warehouses are dangerous places and people do get hurt in them in several ways. Many of the injuries suffered can be avoided by taking health and safety seriously and by taking some simple steps; all derived from simple risk assessments.

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Health and Safety Q&A – Lifting Operations
Dec
20

The following Q&A session is intended to provide answers to some of your issues. If you need further assistance, please contact us to discuss how we can help you.

Q – What legislation applies to the use of Lifting Equipment and Lifting Operation?

The use of lifting equipment is covered by the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER), but as lifting equipment is also works equipment, it is also covered by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

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Manual Handling – Reducing the load
Nov
29

Manual handling relates to the movements of loads by human effort, as opposed to the use of mechanical handling equipment such as lift trucks, etc.

It is estimated that in the order of one third of all reported workplace accidents arise from some form of manual handling activity. The associated risks include:

  • musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), such as back strain
  • injuries caused by the load falling onto or trapping part of the handler
  • injuries caused by the handler falling.

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Workplace Accidents
Nov
29

Workplace accidents threaten your business and the lives of your employees – avoid them.

Contact LRB Health & Safety Consulting to ensure that your workplace becomes a safe environment for everyone.

We work with business and other organisations across the spectrum – if you need help now call 01509 550023 or email us with any questions.

Typical Hazards
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Chemical
  • Moving Vehicle
  • Workplace Transport
  • Work at Height
  • Manual Handling
  • Slips, Trips & Falls

Warehouse Operations Safety – avoiding accidents
Jun
01

Many businesses have storage and warehouse facilities as an integral and important part of their operation. These may be very busy places at all times (such as in a logistics operation) or they may be quiet for many hours a day, but have periods of intense activity. Warehouses are dangerous places and people do get hurt in them in several ways. Many of the injuries suffered can be avoided by taking some simple steps; all derived from simple risk assessments.

What can be done to avoid accidents associated with warehouse operations?

Slips, trips and falls

  • Ensuring good standards of housekeeping – keep walkways clean. Clear and unobstructed

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