Mezzanine collapse

Many small warehouses have that extra mezzanine where you will see all sorts of items stored – from spare wheels and tires to the company BBQ, archived files, bits of racking not in use, Christmas decorations . . . the list goes on.

If you are the forklift operator who is asked to place those items up there, stop and think for a moment – do you know the capacity of the mezzanine?

Sadly one business did not and the mezzanine collapsed onto a worker sitting at his desk below, resulting in his death.

Here is the WorkSafeBc hazard alert on this subject.