The poor condition of scaffolding on a construction site caused a man to fall and sustain serious injuries, prompting warnings from the WA Department of Commence.
The HA120PX is a rough-terrain all-purpose knuckle-boom elevated work platform with a working height of up to 10.4 m, incorporating 4WD differential wheel lock and 26 cm high ground clearance, making it suitable for work in civil engineering and construction sites.
The Actilev range of lift tables and scissor lifts provides a low working profile, mobility, double and triple scissors for high extensions and a large platform for oversized materials.
The JLG 2505 compact telehandler is designed for work in confined spaces. The machine weighs less than 5000 kg and has a maximum lift height of 5.6 m. Its capacity is 1996 kg at maximum lift height and 800 kg at maximum reach (3.3 m).
A company was fined $40,000 for failing to provide a safe working environment for workers on an elevating work platform, which toppled over with them on it after becoming unstable at its maximum height.
The process towards national OHS harmonisation has taken a further step in November, with the announcement by WorkCover NSW of its recognition of the South Australian 'white card' as proof of completion of construction induction training.
The Haulotte Top Lift range of compact telehandlers have lifting capacities of up to 4 t and lifting heights of up to 17 m. They provide low levels of environmental pollution, operator comfort and safety, reliability and ease of transportation.
The Telescopic Big Boom HB86 TJ+ (H28 TJ+) has a telescopic jib which offers a 5 m additional reach with proportional controls to work in challenging environments.
WorkCover NSW has issued a reminder to the construction industry to follow adequate safety precautions when working with scaffolding.
WorkCover NSW and the Housing Industry Association (HIA) have organised a series of Toolbox Talks to be held throughout 2008.
Branach has introduced a levelling system to allow users to individually adjust the legs on their step platform ladders, to make them more stable on uneven surfaces.
A County Court judge has convicted a major civil engineering company for the death of a worker, because it failed to take positive steps to ensure their safety at work.
West Warrnambool businesses have proved themselves among the state’s safest during the Safe Towns campaign, but two people were found working in a way that could have resulted in death or spinal injury.
The FS80 LiftPod is a practical alternative to the ladder. It is lightweight and mobile enough to be transported by one person on the back of a typical utility vehicle.
Branach has released a corrosion-resistant version of its safety step platform.