News Edition #1090 - 18 August 2022

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Forklift safety is an important issue for us at Forkliftaction News, and we try to highlight the risks and solutions in our news and commentary.
This week, we report on two court decisions which reinforce the major cause of workplace accidents involving materials handling equipment - human error.
In one case, we report on a forklift being used for a purpose for which it was not designed - as an elevated work platform. Clearly, all of the safety design work undertaken by the manufacturer goes out the window when a machine is used incorrectly.
The second revolves around both a lack of maintenance and insufficient training. Again, what is the point of ongoing R&D when the owner fails to adequately maintain the machine - and, to add insult to injury, allows workers to use it without proper instruction?
At the end of the day, it is people that cause accidents - and we need to pay far more attention to training, procedures and risk management.


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Mainfreight plans Moorebank supply hub  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Global supply chain services provider Mainfreight will move to a new 55,800 sqm cross-dock warehouse facility at the Moorebank Logistics Park (MLP) on an initial 15-year lease.  Mainfreight is...

Company fined after forklift accident  Brisbane, Qld, Australia

A company supplying books, stationery and other educational resources to Australian schools has been slapped with a $70,000 fine after an employee suffered a workplace injury in 2021. According...

Next week Megatrans 2022, in conjunction with Bulk 2022,will kick off at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

ICHCA Australia will be represented at the conference with input and presentations from HFW and TT Club. Tickets can be booked at the Megatrans website. 

We hope to see you there!

We’d like to thank Flinders Port Holdings, TT Club and HFW for their generous support of ICHCA’s participation.


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Jungheinrich is looking back on a “solid first half” of the 2022 financial year. Despite the difficult conditions as a result of the Russia-Ukraine war, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic...
The Doosan dealer for Southern Germany, BAU Süddeutsche Baumaschinen Handels GmbH, has opened a new facility at the company‘s branch in Kempten. The new facility includes an administrative building...

Tri-Lift welcomes new owners  Greensboro, NC, United States

Tri-Lift Industries has added three new shareholders and appointed new vice presidents as part of the company’s ownership change. Brian Bond, Robert Bond and Kevin Bond will join the...

ERA ponders Machinery Regulation   Brussels, Belgium

The European Rental Association (ERA) is alerting members to the impact of the proposed European Commission move to replace the EU Machinery Directive with a ‎Machinery Regulation.  The legislative...
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AmeriGas acquires Miami gas business  Valley Forge, PA, United States

AmeriGas Propane has acquired the Miami operations of South Florida Lift Gas.   South Florida Lift Gas serves primarily forklift cylinder exchange customers in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami Dade...

Van den Heuvel adds telehandler  Werkendam, Netherlands

Dutch contractor Van den Heuvel has taken delivery of a new Bobcat T40.180SLP telehandler at Tata Steel's IJmuiden Works, located on the North Sea Coast of the Netherlands.  Finished...
Global automotive parts manufacturer Musashi Seimitsu has ordered 200 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) from Israeli start-up 634AI. The robots will be deployed across the company’s 35 manufacturing facilities worldwide...
A supervisor who allowed an untrained worker to operate a forklift, resulting in the death of another worker, had his sentence raised from seven months to 11 months, following...

Company fined after fall  Redditch, United Kingdom

A carpentry and joinery company has been fined after a man working unsecured on the forks of a forklift fell 3.5 m to the ground. On 14 June 2021...
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The next generation of container handling equipment is here with Mobicon Systems' second generation of the hugely popular 2HL mini-straddle carrier.
The current environment for port terminal operations requires significant attention to the reduction of carbon emissions, and there are challenges to the environment and employee health. With Carer electric forklifts, these challenges are eliminated.
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Trends show an increase in the adoption of slip-sheet in the food & beverage industry, as an efficient palletless material handling option. The Push Pull goes with it, and Bolzoni Auramo has a complete range.
MEGATRANS2022 is pleased to announce that The Hon. Melissa Horne MP will present a keynote address at the Victorian Government Industry Breakfast on day one of the event.
The annual Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards gala dinner recognises the outstanding achievements of supply chain and logistics professionals and organisations across Australia, celebrating industry excellence and championing collaboration, innovation, and success.


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