TNT extinguishes the ciggy as part of OHS changes

TNT bans on-site smoking at its new depot and introduces new freight handling techniques to improve occupational health and safety

March 23, 2011

TNT Express employees, contractors and visitors will be bound by new occupational health and safety requirements at the transport operator’s new Perth depot.

TNT has banned smoking at its new $40 million Welshpool facility and installed an automated sorting system to reduce the need to manually lift freight.

Managing Director Bob Black says the company worked closely with its OHS committee to reduce injuries.

"Now we are assessing which initiatives can be rolled out to our other depots around Australia," he says.

The company’s senior OHS advisor, Darren Wright, says the decision to ban smoking was made after thorough consultation with staff.

"The health benefits achieved by the creation of a smoke-free depot were supported by TNT staff and fully endorsed by the OHS committee," Wright says.

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