Materials handling

Pack King Rapid Wrapper

12 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Pack King

The Pack King Rapid Wrapper is designed to help warehouse workers avoid the strain of pulling stretch film, when wrapping goods with protective film.


WorkSafe Victoria investigating death of worker by falling steel

10 March, 2021

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating an incident in which a man died after being struck by a steel beam that fell from an elevated storage rack.


Rack Armour pallet racking upright protection

01 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Rack Armour Australia Pty Ltd

The pallet racking upright protection range from Rack Armour is designed to minimise damage caused by forklift and warehouse operations.


Immersive safety: the benefits of VR training in materials handling

01 March, 2021 by Michael O’Reilly, Chief Executive Officer, Next World Enterprises | Supplied by: Next World Enterprises

Training methods commonly employed in the materials handling industry, like class-based learning and e-learning, are failing to adequately prepare workers for hazardous situations.


WorkSafe Victoria prioritises farm safety in harvest season

11 February, 2021

Inspectors from WorkSafe Victoria will conduct a three-day inspection program in farms across Shepparton to help the region have a safe harvest.


Shutdown solution lifts safe forklift handling in prison

19 January, 2021 | Supplied by: RCT

Industrial specialists at RCT have customised a forklift to include a ControlMaster remote shutdown solution for supervised forklift operations in a local prison.


Campaign aims to reduce musculoskeletal injuries in transport industry

12 January, 2021

SafeWork SA has launched a safety campaign to reduce musculoskeletal injuries and falls in the road freight transport industry, visiting a number of depots across the state.


Standards Australia tech to enhance speed limit compliance

27 October, 2020

Standards Australia has released a new standard that outlines the use of LEDs to change the speed limit remotely on electronic speed signs.


Company fined $60K for worker's partially amputated thumb

22 October, 2020

A Brisbane company has been fined $60,000 after a young worker's thumb was caught in a pinch point and partially amputated.


Wearable solution lifts strain of shoulder injuries

13 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Soter Analytics

SoterCoach is a wearable solution launched by Soter Analytics and designed to prevent shoulder injuries in the workplace.


Worker dies after falling 1.4 m from pallet rack

08 October, 2020

A Victorian bindery finishing operator has died in hospital after falling approximately 1.4 metres from a pallet rack. The fatality brings the state's toll to 56 — five up on the same time last year.


NSW transport and freight industry receives COVID-19 guidance

14 July, 2020

The NSW Government has released guidance for the transport and freight industry to help navigate and minimise the risks associated with coronavirus.


Online training lifts hydraulic safety accessibility

23 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Enerpac Div/Actuant Australia

Enerpac has shifted its series of hydraulic safety training sessions online, to help companies keep their safety knowledge up to date during COVID-19.


Worker crushed unloading light towers marks 25th Vic death

12 June, 2020

A Victorian transport worker has died after he was crushed unloading steel light tower segments from a semitrailer. It brings the state's toll to 25 for 2020.


Rockwell Automation iTRAK 5730 small-frame intelligent track system

05 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

The iTRAK 5730 small-frame intelligent track system allows users to package a variety of products without compromising productivity.


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