Fork Lift Safety Cages

With the capacity to hold 250kg (two people plus equipment) our forklift safety cage work platform is an ideal method of high access for packing, stocktaking, maintaining or organising your warehouse, and the perfect unit for safely changing light globes.

Manufactured in Preston to meet and exceed the Australian Standard AS2359.1
1200 x 1200 x 2000mm 160kg.  
Our forklift safety cage work platform has loaded tyne locks for ease of securing the safety cage to the fork lift. Our forklift safety cage also features an inward opening, spring loaded self closing door. 25 x 25 x 3mm mesh on all sides to stop equipment falling out of the forklift safety cage if dropped.  Our safety cage work platform features NO horizontal mid rails that can potentially be used as ladder rungs to gain additional height which can lead to a fall, and the internal hand rails are sloped to discourage climbing.

Available for hire or sale. We generally have one in stock, ready for delivery.
Optional body harness and lanyard also available.
*Workcover authority states that a harness is required to be worn inside a forklift safety cage if the person working in the cage is at risk of a fall. ie: If they are leaning over the side of the forklift safety cage to pick stock from shelving.

Forklift driver fined for stock controller’s fatal fall

6 May 2009
A 66-year-old forklift driver has been fined $5,600 after a visiting stock controller fatally fell from the tines of his forklift.
Geoffrey Ronald Poole was also ordered to undertake a formal assessment of his competence as a forklift operator, after pleading guilty to breaches of the Occupational Health Safety and Welfare Act 1986. The SafeWork SA prosecution came after a November 2006 incident at SP Hay’s Paskeville facility, in which Dong (Gavin) Wang was fatally injured after falling from the raised tines of a forklift operated by Poole.

The two men had been undertaking a stocktake of hay bales in a shed, when Wang asked to be raised to the top of a large stack. Although SP Hay had issued written and verbal instructions not to carry anyone aloft in anything but a personnel box, Poole lifted Wang 5.8m at the end of his Manitou telescopic loader. The stock controller suffered extensive injuries in the fall, and went into cardiac arrest. Paramedics were unable to revive him. He was married and had a 9-week-old son at the time.

According to SafeWork SA, SP Hay had two personnel boxes specifically for such tasks, and one had been available for use on the day. The court found Poole had disregarded his training and his employer’s instructions in carrying out his reckless actions.
The maximum fine for this offence for an employee is $10,000, but the magistrate discounted the $7000 penalty to $5600 due to an early guilty plea and contrition.