WA safety inspection program

16 January, 2009

A WorkSafe safety inspection in regional WA has issued a generally good report about safety in construction, but has revealed some areas of continuing concern that need to be improved.

Fine after faulty machine injures worker

06 January, 2009

A South Australian company's poor attitude to machine safety that left a worker severly injured has brought about a conviction and a hefty penalty.

Modular control panels

01 January, 2009 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

The dual-button modular two-handed push-button panels from New Elfin offer the ability to configure many of the controls designed for tool machines, metal presses, folding machines, laser welding machines and more.

Wireless sensor nodes

01 January, 2009 | Supplied by: Micromax Pty Ltd

The DX99 battery-powered node from Banner Engineering provides a safe method to collect analog, digital and temperature information in hazardous areas. The battery-powered system features robust wireless technology and an intrinsically safe operation.

Court fines company director $100K for fatality

16 December, 2008

A company director and his firm have each been convicted and fined $100,000 after a worker’s death in August 2006. It is the first time a company director has been convicted under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, and the highest penalty ever imposed on an individual under the Act.

Business guilty of workers compensation offence

10 December, 2008

Unfairly sacking an injured worker after sustaining a work-related injury has seen a Victorian company convicted and fined $40,000.

Interlock dust covers

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Fortress Systems Pty Ltd

Fortress has introduced Dustcovers for use with its mGard range of industrial safety interlocks. The covers are available as standard or padlock-able and fit over the lock, preventing build-up of dust and debris that could impede internal lock functioning.

Safety switch

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

The SNV4063KP safety switch has a selectable access delay for applications on machines that have a slow run downtime.

Modular lighting

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

The Elfin Modular Safety Lighting range includes warning lights, access illuminators and machinery cabinet lights.

Manufacturers fined over hand injuries in SA

01 December, 2008

Two companies in SA have been fined a total of $51,000 for failing to ensure the safety of employees, which caused two workers to suffer serious hand injuries when working with machines.

Fire detection system

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Wormald

The Vigilant MX 1 fire detection and alarm system offers a one- or two-loop analog addressable fire indicator panel. Designed for compliance with Australian Standard AS 7240.2, the system features an integral Fire Brigade Panel to AS 4428.3 and is suitable for small to medium-size systems.

Compressed air nozzle

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

Exair’s 31.75 mm Super Air Nozzle delivers 4.25 kg of blowing force when mounted 305 mm away from the target. The force is suitable for blowing heavy materials or for applications where the air nozzle is mounted far from the target surface.

Vibration switch

18 November, 2008

Hawk has released the Gladiator vibration switch series, a heavy-duty point level device.

Sensor catalogue

18 November, 2008

Banner Engineering’s Sensor Products 2008–2009 catalogue showcases industrial product lines, which include photoelectric and special-purpose sensors as well as measurement and inspection sensors.

Proximity sensors

18 November, 2008 | Supplied by:

Infra International manufactures a range of inductive proximity sensors designed to fit a wide range of industrial sensing applications. All Infra proximity sensors are designed, built and quality tested in house at its factory in Italy.

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