none
none

FORKLIFT TRAINING RESPONDS TO DOUBLE-DEEP DANGERS

05-06-2017
by 
in 

A new reach-truck driver-training course from Crown Equipment aims to reduce accidents associated with the use of double-deep racking systems.

Originally developed for Customised Solutions – a division of the Toll Group - the double-deep training course focuses on safe and efficient methods for approaching, departing and monitoring loads when placing and picking pallets from steel storage racking systems.

It also covers use of operator aids such as auto-levelling systems and cameras and also the functions of particular pieces of equipment and more.

According to Mark Cowley, Executive General Manager at Customised Solutions, an analysis of safety incidents involving pallet placement into racking systems revealed that a high proportion were related to double-deep racking.

“Given the potential of these incidents to cause serious injury if products were displaced, it was imperative to look at all aspects of racking design and driver training, which were key contributors to the incidents,” said Cowley.

Crown Commercial Training Manager Ben Flaiban reckons the double-deep training course has the potential to boost safety in warehouses across the country for a range of organisations, big or small.

“Double-deep racking is a major boon for warehousing because it allows increases in storage capacity of over 30 per cent,” says Flaiban.

“However, reach truck operators need to possess the right skills to use it safely. Up until now there hasn’t been any formal training available for double-deep in Australia.

“Crown Commercial Training has addressed this gap and we are encouraging any organisation using double-deep racking to offer this training to its operators.”

Crown Equipment
1300 323 262
www.crown.com

Related news & editorials

  1. Enerpac Goal Zero training
    24.08.2017
    24.08.2017
    by      In
    High-pressure hydraulics specialist Enerpac has devised a new programme of on-site safety training that aims to improve both uptime and performance of widely used tools while highlighting workplace hazards and preventable accidents.
    The company’s Goal Zero Safety Programmes draw on its workplace... Read More
  2. Prof John Pollaers, Chair of the AISC
    25.07.2017
    25.07.2017
    by      In
    The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has set up a new quality assurance panel of independent experts to assess vocational education and training packages and ensure that they meet the needs of industry.
    “The new independent Training Package Quality Assurance Panel will help the AISC... Read More
  3. 21.06.2017
    21.06.2017
    by      In
    Billed as the best hydraulic training system in the world, the Fluid Power Training Institute MF102-H-TSE is available now from Bestech Australia.
    The MF102-H hydraulic training system was designed by renowned hydraulics instructor Rory McLaren, and comes with everything required to help students... Read More
  4. 15.06.2017
    15.06.2017
    by      In
    The Australian Industry Group has released its report on science, engineering, technology and mathematics skills under the title “Strengthening school-industry STEM skills partnerships”.
    This report is the culmination of a two-year research project funded by the Office of the Chief Scientist to... Read More