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Workplace Health And Safety - What Are Your Business 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, WHS, Workplace Health and Safety, Occupational Health and Safety

The 7 Habits of Effective Maintenance Managers


 

In any workplace, maintenance and upkeep throughout the site is crucial to keeping operations flowing successfully. Even more so, in a fast-pace, production-line system where one fault or issue could cause a huge knock-on effect to operations.

How effective is your maintenance team, do they make a positive contribution to the bottom line or are they consistently fighting one issue after another? Perhaps it is time to hit the reset button on maintenance management.

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Tags: maintenance costs, maintenance manager, warehouse operations, warehouse managers, warehouse doors, warehouse management

4 Things About Rapid Doors Your Boss Wants To Know


How do you know that you are getting suitable Rapid Doors for the site?

And more so, how do you sell your preferred product to the boss?



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Tags: warehouse doors, rapid doors, warehouse managers, maintenance costs, capital cost, maintenance manager

Repair Costs of High Speed Rapid Doors

Rapid doors often enable one of the critical pathways into your facility. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that they are appropriate for their intended use, secure and in good working order. If you are having problems with your current rapid doors, then you need to have a professional determine if it can be repaired or if it will need to be replaced. Here are some of the most common factors that will affect the cost of a rapid door repair.  

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Tags: Movidor Rapid Roll Doors, Movidor, rapid roller doors, maintenance costs, warehouse managers, rapid doors, self-repair rapid door, automated warehouses, thermal garage doors, thermal workshop doors, double glazed workshop doors, temperature control, energy consumption, rapid door costs, construction trends, rapid door repair costs, repair costs

5 Building and Construction Trends


One of the key ways to predict the direction of Australian growth in a sector is to look at the skills shortage lists for each state. Each year the Australian states research and release a list of skills shortages whereby the state would be willing to sponsor overseas workers in lieu of a lack of local skills. This not only reveals the level of local skills shortages but it also gives an interesting insight into the growth of particular industries including: Hospitality, Education, Tourism, Trades, Health, Construction, ICT, Automotive etc.

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Tags: sustainability, green business, warehouse managers, automated warehouses, thermal garage doors, full vision workshop doors, double glazed garage doors, thermal workshop doors, double glazed workshop doors, temperature control, energy consumption, construction, construction trends, BIM, Green Star Rating, energy efficient

Temperature in Automotive Workshops


When half of your employees say their work environment is too hot, and the other half are saying it’s too cold, you can be reasonably certain you have the temperature set just right! However, invariably the extreme variances in Australia’s climate makes for substantial challenges in providing an ambient workplace, where everyone is comfortable. But what is the law around temperature control in the workplace and is there a maximum and minimum temperature that employer’s need to consider?

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Automate for Savings


As the cost of energy, land and labour climbs, operators of cold storage warehouses are increasingly looking to automation to control costs.

“There are a growing number of automated point solutions that can drastically reduce escalating operational costs,” says Jeff Hedges, director of business development for Dematic. In some instances, automation can reduce space requirements by as much as 50%, reduce energy consumption by 80% and labor as much as 70%.

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Tags: warehouse managers, fresh produce, warehouse hygiene, contamination prevention, food processing, Automate palletizing, coolroom, automated warehouses, frozen storage, freezers, AS/RS, cold storage warehouses, automation, 3PL, Automated storage and retrieval systems, Palletizing, frozen goods, energy consumption, frozen food storage, cold chain logistics

Best practices for managing a cold storage warehouse


As demand for perishable products grows worldwide, efficient and effective cold chain management requires strong partnerships and quick reactions.

Shippers have been managing the challenge of transporting temperature-sensitive goods since the 1700s, when British fishermen began using ice to preserve their catch while at sea. Today, the global market for cold chain products is expanding rapidly.

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Tags: cold storage, warehouse profitability, warehouse managers, cool room,, fresh produce, coolroom, frozen storage, cold storage warehouses, refrigeration, 3PL, Palletizing, frozen goods, frozen food storage, cold chain logistics, third-party logistics, dense storage

5 Important Lessons to Learn from Listeria Recalls in Food Processing


It takes just a couple of minutes on Google to find case studies of very costly food recalls caused by Listeria. Most notably this topic is rife in the USA, and actually the stone fruit recall in 2014 (peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots) was first detected when it was found on some fruit shipped to Australia.

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Tags: warehouse managers, warehouse mishaps, fresh produce, contaminated produce, food poisoning, listeria, contamination, warehouse hygiene, stone fruit, food recall, contamination prevention, cantaloupe listeria, listeria monocytogene, preventing listeria on produce, food processing

Have You Adjusted Your Warehouse to The New Normal?


At some distributorships, lower warehouse staffing continues to result in mistakes that are costly to correct and anger customers; or worse, result in loss of sales or customers. But few distributors want to spend much money to prevent the mistakes. Nor does a lot of money need to be spent 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

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