Vergara - Health And Safety Officer - Kensington, NSW, Australia

Pamfilo Vergara

Kensington, NSW, Australia


Health And Safety Officer


My skill as Work Health and Safety Officer is on Risk Management ( hazard identification, risks assessment, reviewing all control measures, putting into place and implementing all the most effective control measures that are reasonably practicable in any circumstance).

Work History

Store Person II/ Active member of the Health and Safety Committee


December 2009 - December 2013

As a store person I do forklift driving, checking loads, wrapping loads and loading trucks.

As an active member of the Health and Safety Committee I do warehouse health and safety inspection monthly.


Reduction of Hazards in the Warehouse

Forklift drivers usually drop pallets in the aisles for pickers. Oftentimes the pallets are left in the aisles because the forklift driver/s has/ have to attend to other duties. Leaving pallets in the aisles become a big hazard to and for people working in the warehouse. To counteract such hazards, I suggested that: any forklift driver who was asked by picker/s to drop pallets MUST WAIT until the picker/s finished all his/her/their picks, and then immediately the pallets must be put back by the forklift driver/s to the place where the pallets were taken. Any forklift driver who would not follow must be suspended in driving forklift for three months and must be re-trained at and on his/ her own cost.

Forklift Speed Limit

The speed of forklift trucks inside the warehouse can go up to 12 km and more. Speeding is the cause of lots of accidents in the workplace especially in the warehouse. When someone is hurt due to accidents, the company has to spend huge amount of money for the hospitalization and rehabilitation of personnel. Most forklift drivers are not aware of the dangers of speed because most forklift drivers want to finish the job in a short possible time. The project I was involved with was the reduction of the forklift trucks speed by automatically adjusting and reducing the speed of forklift trucks to 5 km only. Even how much the forklift driver tries and goes for speed the forklift truck would not run beyond 5 km. The effect was remarkable because accidents involving forklift drivers were eradicated.

The project is simple but the effect is great in terms of saving the company money, damages to equipment and property and most especially the safety of all personnel working in the warehouse.

Qualifications & Certifications

Certificate IV in OH&S


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