In Australia, the WHS laws require a business or undertaking do all that is reasonably practicable to eliminate or minimise risks. The ways of controlling risks are ranked from the highest level of protection and reliability to the lowest. This ranking is known as the hierarchy of risk control. You must work through this hierarchy to manage risks. The first thing to consider is whether hazards can be completely removed from the workplace.
Before you choose an industrial lift truck you should discuss your workplace needs with MLA and identify industrial lift trucks that are most suited to the workplace and the work it will be used for. For example, a pedestrian operated industrial lift truck may be more suitable to minimise traffic movement risks in a small, busy workplace than a ride-on industrial lift truck.
To comply with Australian Standards every forklift must every pre-start safety check should include: reading the load rating plates to ensure the industrial lift truck and attachments are right for the task.
MLA can assist you to ensure your industrial lift truck is suitable for the work to be done and provide the required load rating plate for your specific forklift.
For assistance please contact MLA Holdings Engineering department using the “Contact Us” tab on this page...
Act now to take advantage of the $30,000 instant tax write-off before June 30th
Small Business can claim $30,000
The instant asset write-off includes businesses with a turnover from $10 million to less than $50 million. These businesses can claim a deduction of up to $30,000 for the business portion of each asset (new or second hand), purchased and first used or installed ready for use from 7.30pm (AEDT) on 2 April 2019 until 30 June 2020.
Businesses with a turnover of up to $10 million can also claim a deduction for each asset purchased and first used or installed ready for use, up to the following thresholds:
- $30,000, from 7.30pm (AEDT) on 2 April 2019 until 30 June 2020
- $25,000, from 29 January 2019 until before 7.30pm (AEDT) on 2 April 2019
- $20,000, before 29 January 2019.
Information sourced from the ATO Website, see: https://www.ato.gov.au/Newsroom/smallbusiness/General/$30,000-instant-asset-write-off/
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