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Crane compliance: safer handling through survey, review and training

12 January, 2022 by Mark Beckwith, Australian Service Operations Manager, Konecranes and Demag

Crane compliance is a complex task. However, through independent, expert external survey, review and training, the process can be made simpler.


Development company supervisor fined over crush incident

22 November, 2021

A site supervisor has been fined $10,000 over a 2018 incident in which a worker was seriously injured when limestone blocks and a steel plate fell on him.


Victoria undertakes COVIDSafe construction compliance blitz

17 September, 2021

A four-week-long construction compliance blitz has commenced in Victoria, to increase vaccination coverage among construction workers and stop the spread of COVID-19.


Rope analysis furthers crane safety, reliability and service life

06 July, 2021

Konecranes' Rope Analysis, engineering assessment and inspection of ropes and reeving systems, is designed to look beyond what is visible to the naked eye.


Crane collapse onto building lands company with $225K fine

18 May, 2021

In New South Wales, a structural engineering company has been fined $225,000 after a tower crane collapsed onto an apartment block in Wolli Creek, injuring three workers.


Shutdown solution lifts safe forklift handling in prison

19 January, 2021

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.


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

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


A safer more productive workplace with Combilift

01 July, 2020

Whether it be in a manufacturing facility, a warehouse or a high pedestrian customer area, workplace safety is at the top of the list when it comes to handling long, heavy or oversized loads.


Online training lifts hydraulic safety accessibility

23 June, 2020

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


Metal tubing manufacturer fined after worker breaks leg

03 April, 2020

Trans Vent Spiral, a Penrith tubing manufacturer, has been fined $90,000 for breaching the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, after a worker broke his leg.


Winching solution keeps underground mining moving safely

12 March, 2020

Australian Certified Winches, in collaboration with Hydraulink, has developed a winch capable of hauling 100 tonnes, for underground mining operations.


Qube multi-lift vacuum unit

24 January, 2020

The multi-lift vacuum unit developed by Qube enables the safe handling of coated pipes, and loading and unloading through wireless technology.


Musculoskeletal disorders: comprehensive approach needed

10 January, 2020

Safe Work Australia has released a new report on the most common type of work-related injury in Australia: musculoskeletal disorders. We outline key findings.


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