Falling counterweight prompts safety alert

25 September, 2019

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a safety alert after a hoist failure on a mining site caused a 20 t counterweight to fall 30 m from its operating position.

RCT SmarTrack fleet management system

10 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Remote Control Technologies

RCT's SmarTrack Global fleet management system allows for global reporting and seat, seatbelt, speed and weight monitoring.

Moved road signs cause truck accident at NSW coalmine

09 September, 2019

Moved road signs have been implicated as the cause of a heavy vehicle collision at Maules Creek Coal Mine that left one mine worker with serious injuries.

Universities test widely used concrete screw anchors

09 September, 2019 by Bert Heinrich* | Supplied by: Enerpac

Australian researchers are using Enerpac hydraulics to test strength and resistance to pull-out failure of screw anchors, Enerpac's Bert Heinrich explains.

Have you recently reviewed your traffic management arrangements?

30 August, 2019 by Gina Capasso* | Supplied by: KHQ Lawyers

If you're an owner/operator of premises in an industrial park, this recent case regarding traffic management may be of interest to you.

Worker doused in sugarcane mud and liquid

27 August, 2019

WHS Queensland are investigating after a release of hot sugarcane mud and liquid left an evaporative plant operator with extensive burns to his upper body.

SICK outdoorScan3 safety laser scanner

22 August, 2019 | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

SICK's outdoorScan3 safety laser scanner is designed to support safe human-machine interactions in outdoor areas.

Bullivants mobile sales, service and repair truck

22 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Bullivants

Bullivants' mobile sales, service and repair truck provides lifting, rigging and height safety equipment as well as other services on-site.

Friction Plus by ADE mobile phone app

21 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Australian Diversified Engineering (ADE)

Friction Plus by ADE is a mobile phone app that has been developed for miners to measure the coefficient of friction on a mine site's haul roads.

Two workers killed after being crushed by forklifts

13 August, 2019

Forklifts and associated loads can cause serious crush injuries, WHS Queensland warned after two workers died in separate forklift-related incidents.

Does technology really make work safer?

01 August, 2019 by Peter Hern* | Supplied by: Universal Robots

There is a growing dependence on automated processes and robots in industrial workplaces. But does this technology make workplaces safer?

Topcon IM-2D Lux Meter

01 August, 2019 | Supplied by: TechRentals

The Topcon IM-2D Lux Meter is a digital illuminance meter that can be used to evaluate lighting facilities of sites such as factories, shops, schools and parks.

EXAIR Hot Tap Digital Flowmeter

09 July, 2019 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

EXAIR's Hot Tap Digital Flowmeter allows users to identify high compressed air use areas, detect compressed air leaks and optimise air use.

Worker injured by exploding earthmover tyre

08 July, 2019

A young worker has suffered severe facial injuries after an earthmover's tyre exploded while he and another worker were removing a tyre from a split rim.

Broken crane sheave prompts release of safety guidelines

01 July, 2019

Guidelines for safe mobile crane use have been released after a nylon hoist rope sheave failed in May, causing the load to drop and the sheave to break.

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