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Todd Brennan: What’s up, dock?
Put forklifts and docks together and you get potential for disaster.
27 Feb 2008
Todd Brennan: Yeah mate, it’s a two- tonner!
It's a weighty matter, but one that's often glossed over. Just how much can your forklift lift?
27 Sep 2007
Todd Brennan: Uniform National Standards?
From a young age, we are told that being unique is good. That makes it tough to get state governments to agree on adopting uniform national standards.
9 Aug 2007
Todd Brennan: Let’s clear the air!
It’s a busy but average Friday afternoon. Quite a large shipment has just been received and it all has to be put away before anyone goes home. It is a small and somewhat overgrown warehouse. The six forklifts are not the latest internal combustion engine models but they do the job, run well and don’t appear to have excessive emissions...
21 Jun 2007
Todd Brennan: Time for change?
I rack my brain as to why these two scenarios continue to pop up. Surely by now all users are aware of the importance of wearing seat belts and pedestrian separation – or are they? Is it operators or management? Is it forklift design or workplace design? Is it the number of forklifts in use or the number of workers? Is it behavioural or procedural? Obviously there is no simple answer or surely it would have been treated by now.
26 Apr 2007
Todd Brennan: My first column
Welcome to the first column I will present for News. Every six weeks or so I will comment on forklift safety issues that affect the Australian market
1 Mar 2007
Todd Brennan: How 'optional' are 'extras' when it comes to risk control?
When purchasing a motor vehicle, the addition of accessories, or "optional extras", is an emotional decision designed to limit the entry price to an acceptable level by avoiding 'sticker shock'. But in the case of the purchase of load-shifting equipment such as forklifts, can they truly be called "optional extras"?
11 Aug 2004

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