Technology that enables employees to safely work in hard-to-reach areas on and around roofs is very important for those in the industry.
The SafeQuip 'Boots on the Ground' range of cargo restraint systems and accessories is designed to allow truck drivers to keep their boots on the ground while loading and securing cargo in transit.
Recent falls from height on building facade work have been recorded from both rope access applications and from the use of building maintenance units (BMUs). These incidents have again raised discussions on which is the safer of the two technologies.
The Miller QuickPick Rescue Kits are designed to deliver peace of mind during unexpected and stressful peer-rescue situations involving those working at height.
Capital Safety has launched its DBI-SALA Rollgliss heavy-duty rescue pole which has been designed as a high-strength alternative for use with the Rollgliss R250 Rescue Kit, or with a variety of peer rescue kits/systems during pick-off rescue operations.
The Miller QuickPick Rescue Kits provide a quick and easy solution for rescuing a suspended worker.
For many businesses, scissor lift systems are a second line consideration and not seen as a part of the business that has the potential to raise efficiencies. However, upon closer inspection, it becomes clear why this view may be limited.
In March 2012, a worker was fatally injured by a falling load while erecting a transmission tower west of Dalby in Queensland. A 20-tonne rough terrain mobile crane was being used to lift part of the tower when it appears the auxiliary winch inadvertently went into free fall and the load fell, striking the worker. Following the incident, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) has issued a safety alert to highlight the importance of correctly locking out the free fall controls on mobile cranes fitted with this feature.
Logic Lift scissor lifts have an automatic load height detection system, using an electric eye to scan the load height in view of automatically maintaining the optimum working height for the operator of the lifts.
The Powerlift HC range from Hangcha comprises 1.8 to 10 t gas, diesel and petrol forklifts, 1 to 5 t electric forklifts and reach truck 1.2 to 2 t.
WorkCover NSW has issued a safety alert on scissor lift table chocks following a fatal incident when a person was crushed beneath a scissor lift table while repairing the hydraulic system.
The Haulotte Star 6P is a battery-electric, vertical mast stock picker with a 90 kg capacity adjustable stock-picking tray. It has a working height of 6 m, a platform height of 4 m and a width of just 0.76 m.
Additions to the Miller DuraHoist confined space range includes additional height options and flexibility to suit a variety of applications.