Materials handling > Lifting

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.


Australian study prompts straight back thesis rethink

20 December, 2019

Curtin University researchers have challenged received wisdoms on safe manual lifting, finding no evidence a rounded, flexed back increases low back pain risk.


Tower crane inspectors travel WA

11 November, 2019

WorkSafe WA is conducting a proactive inspection program at construction sites until the end of the 2019/20 financial year. We detail the inspection program.


Falling boat injures person

18 October, 2019

WHS Queensland is investigating after a hardstand failure caused a large boat to topple over and seriously injure a person in July 2019.


Benefits of paperless applications in lifting inspections

05 September, 2019 by Karl Ahlgren*

Having an inspection procedure in place for lifting equipment is fundamental. Karl Ahlgren outlines the benefits digital solutions can bring.


Hazardous manual task risks: 4 management steps

26 August, 2019

To help reduce the likelihood of musculoskeletal disorders, WorkCover Qld has released a 4-step guide to managing hazardous manual task risks in the workplace.


Schmalz JumboFlex High-Stack vacuum tube lifter

06 March, 2019

The Schmalz JumboFlex High-Stack is a vacuum tube lifter that can be used to ergonomically stack goods with a maximum weight of 45 kg and up to a height of 2.55 m.


C.A.T Series electric forklift range

02 August, 2018

The United Forklift and Access Solutions C.A.T Series electric forklift range is designed to provide hygienic, environmentally sustainable and safer systems for all lifting and usage requirements in the warehouse.


Simpro Hiflow bin lift system

16 July, 2018

Hiflow is a high-capacity bin lift system that is designed to grip, lift and empty bins up to 1100 L.


Paramedic injuries could be reduced by powered stretchers

20 April, 2017

Paramedics with access to powered stretchers are less likely to be injured on the job, a new study has found.


Safe lifting and positioning technology used at Westfield

19 April, 2017

The installation of skylights at a busy shopping centre requires technology that enables the process to be carried out safely and efficiently.


'Zero gravity' arms enhance construction safety

03 March, 2017

Hong Kong-based company Gammon Construction has adopted 'zero gravity arms' to increase safety and decrease its workload.


Konecranes lightweight and durable rope guide

10 February, 2017

The Konecranes lightweight and durable rope guide provides flexibility and safety on small or mid-sized wire rope hoists.


Adept Direct Magnetic Cable Hook heavy-duty cable magnetic holder

06 February, 2017

The Adept Direct Magnetic Cable Hook heavy-duty cable magnetic holder is a magnetic bracket for hanging hoses, cables, power leads and pneumatic lines — or anything that creates trip hazards on building sites or around workshops.


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