Materials need to be stored and organised safely on-site to minimize the risks of potentially life-threatening incidents. Storage racks and shelving can potentially store multiple tonnes of materials or equipment. Unsafe and uncertified storage could be significantly overloaded for its specifications, potentially placing operators and workers in the line-of-fire. Ensuring the use of certified and compliant racking and storage solutions transforms safety and productivity.
Bend-tech Engineered Tough certified and compliant racking
Common storage and racking problems
- No certification
- Poor configuration
- Lack of storage efficiency
- No racking at all, leaving materials and equipment on the ground
- Wrong rack for the materials being stored
Productivity, resource efficiency and safety are the main failures of uncertified and non-compliant racking and storage. Poor performance in these areas severely damages operations and puts workers lives at risk. Poor resource organisation means a loss of time in production to locate the material required for the job. Leaving materials unsorted and unorganised creates the potential for damaged and wasted resources, further effecting the bottom line.
There have been 253 line-of-fire injuries between 2016 and 2018 and over half of these were high-consequence injuries which resulted in an amputation, fracture or crushed limb or body part. Over 80% of these injuries during this period were classified as serious. Injuries that occur as a result of falling, swinging or ejecting objects can cause catastrophic, sometimes permanent damage, mitigating the risks is paramount to maintaining a safe, productive site with confident staff and processes.
Certified and compliant racking and storage
Certified and compliant racking and storage solutions have been designed, engineered and tested to outperform specifications. Safety, productivity, resource efficiency and preservation are all front of mind when Bend-tech designs, engineers and constructs any rack or storage solution. Ensuring our products are certified and compliant with Australian Standards ® provides the high performance and quality outcomes we require and our customers need.
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