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2017-10-20

overweight oversixed

Overweight and oversized articles in post offices

Over the years we’ve seen all sorts of things turn up at post offices, but we’ve never seen a bed – until now.

Yes, a bed.

The bed, lodged through Startrack, was delivered to a Sydney post office to await collection by the customer.

Australia Post limits the size and weight of parcels they accept to a maximum length of 105cm and a maximum weight of 22kg. The restrictions correlate directly to work level standards and the inherent requirements of your job are based around safe operating and handling procedures.

This article is unsafe for retail staff to be handling and should never have been delivered to a post office for customer collection in the first place.

Members have the right to refuse delivery of such items from contractors at their post office and should do so.

If you have any concerns about inappropriate oversize or overweight items being delivered to your workplace, contact your State Branch Official for urgent advice and assistance.

 

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