Materials handling > Lifting

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.


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.


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