Campaign highlights risk of heavy vehicle collisions in mining

17 June, 2021

The NSW Resources Regulator has conducted a campaign to raise awareness of the risk of collisions involving heavy mining equipment.

Siemens Sicharge electric charging stations for mines

17 June, 2021 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Siemens Australia and Murray Engineering have developed an electric vehicle charging station that can be used both above and below ground in mines.

Image-generating tech boosts construction site safety

10 June, 2021 | Supplied by: Monash University

Monash University researchers have filed a patent for technology that can generate thousands of images of construction machinery to streamline construction safety.

Worker dies after being struck by machinery in Victorian factory

02 June, 2021

A worker suffered head injuries and died after, it is believed, being hit by an attachment on a rubber extrusion machine. It brought the state's toll to 19 for 2021.

Multiple charges laid over NT excavator fatality

26 May, 2021

Five charges have been laid against a company, its director and an employee, over the death of a worker who was crushed by an excavator bucket in 2019.

Sonar: its time to surface

21 May, 2021 by Leighton Haliday, Director, SonaSafe 20/20 | Supplied by: SonaSafe 20/20 Limited

Smarter sensors and better software, delivering increased performance and management capabilities, suggest that sonar technology's time in the sun is now.

Construction worker dies after being struck by overhead boom

19 May, 2021

A worker has died in Victoria after being struck, it is believed, operating a concrete pump and boom. It brought the state's fatality toll to 16 for 2021.

Driving down the risk of falls from vehicles

13 May, 2021

SafeWork SA has urged drivers to report damaged equipment to their employers, after data revealed that falls from trucks caused 18 serious injuries in 2020.

Machinery compliance: ensuring your safety system is up to spec

07 May, 2021 by Matt Turner, Managing Director, Plant Assessor | Supplied by: Plant Assessor

Safety legislation in Australia means that machinery compliance is a mandatory requirement, and for good reason.

NT WorkSafe responds to third forklift incident in four weeks

04 May, 2021

NT WorkSafe has issued a safety alert, after inspectors attended the fourth forklift incident in three weeks.

Plant Assessor Pre Start Plus app

01 May, 2021 | Supplied by: Plant Assessor

Powered by Plant Assessor, Pre Start Plus is a free app that provides machine-specific pre-start checklists to let operators know when machines are safe to use.

Plastics manufacturer fined $75K for machine injury

29 April, 2021

Icon Plastics had been fined $75,000 after a worker's hand was crushed by unguarded machinery at its Seaford factory in 2016.

You can change your driving — here's how

26 April, 2021 by Craig Cockerton, Chief Operating Officer, Fleetcoach | Supplied by: Fleetcoach

It can be tempting to think that our driving style is just the way it is. But this article aims to show just how unhelpful (and incorrect) that thinking really is.

COVIDSafe construction: does IoT hold the key?

19 April, 2021 by Daryl Chambers, Director, M2M Connectivity | Supplied by: M2M Connectivity

With construction at the centre of economic recovery efforts, what role can Internet of Things technology play in keeping jobsites operational in a ‘COVIDSafe’ way?

Qld company fined after worker fatally crushed by tractor

08 April, 2021

A North Queensland produce company has been fined $150,000 after a worker was crushed when he dismounted from a moving tractor.

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