This Week in the Market edition 160 – 12 December 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, how to report a hazard or incident, Christmas Eve deliveries and a reminder about Christmas and New Year trading hours.

Market News

Reporting a hazard – who to call and when

In the interests of health and safety of everyone at the Market, we all have an obligation to report significant hazards, incidents or near misses as soon as possible.

But what is a hazard or near miss and who should you call?

What is a hazard incident or near miss?
Significant incidents include (but are not limited) to:

  • Injuries and illnesses;
  • Collisions involving vehicles (all types);
  • Substantial damage to Market owned property;
  • Substantial spillages of any substances including hazardous substances and dangerous goods
  • Fire or explosion;
  • Collapse of buildings, structures or plant;
  • Other circumstances where there is an immediate risk to a person’s health and safety.

Who to call
Market users should call the Market operations team available 24 hours, 7 days on 0408 334 555.
It is recommended all Market users save this number in their phone.

Christmas Eve deliveries – notice to your unloaders

As you are aware, Christmas Eve will fall on a Sunday this year.

In light of this, to avoid potential issues such as damages claims and/or potential coolroom storage charges, store and stand holders are encouraged to contact their respective market unloader in relation to their availability to receive produce deliveries on Sunday 24 December 2017.

Christmas and New Year trading hours reminder

A reminder the Fruit and Vegetable Market will be closed on the following dates during Christmas and New Year:

  • Saturday 23 December to Tuesday 26 December – Christmas
  • Saturday 30 December to Monday 1 January – New Year

Access to the Market on Saturday 23 December is available for collection of produce to facilitate arrangements made between buyers and sellers.

The Buyers’ Walk will be closed but access to stores is available from the rear.

Trading hours will operate as normal outside of these holiday periods.

Industry News

Foodbank collection during Christmas and New Year

Don’t forget to collect your free Mango Point of Sale kit

There are still some great Mango Point of Sale kits available for Melbourne Market retailers.

They’re available for FREE from the Melbourne Market heritage truck in front of the Customer Service Centre.

Each kit contains:

  • Colourful posters for in-store displays
  • Buntings
  • Concertinas

Hurry though – stocks are limited!

Key Dates

Christmas and New Year

  • 23 to 26 December 2017 – Fruit and Vegetable Market closed
  • 30 December to 1 January 2018 – Fruit and Vegetable Market closed

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