Materials handling > Lifting

Lack of training incurs $26,000 fine

05 June, 2008

The collapse of a crane at a Pt Augusta railyard has resulted in a lucky escape for the driver and a $26,000 fine for the employer in the SA Industrial Relations Court recently.


WorkSafe targeting manual handling at food manufacturers

02 June, 2008

A campaign targeting manual handling safety begins on 1 July with WorkSafe Victoria inspectors visiting food manufacturers and processors across the state.


WA focusing on tower crane safety

16 April, 2008

Tower cranes will be the focus of a WorkSafe WA inspection campaign to begin later this month.


Light hoist

20 March, 2008

The Remote Lighting Lifter enables the lowering of luminaires to the ground electrically via wireless remote control where they can be safely maintained. It is designed for use in factories, warehouses, exhibition centres, sports stadiums, railway stations, auditoriums, schools, hotels and more.


Malaga worker death under investigation

12 March, 2008

WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 22-year-old apprentice cabinet maker at a furniture factory in Malaga last Friday.


WorkCover warns of dangers of powerlines when pumping concrete

06 March, 2008

WorkCover NSW recently issued a safety alert to warn of the dangers of powerlines when pumping concrete, following an incident where the operator of a concrete-placing boom received a serious electric shock when the boom came into contact with 22 kV overhead powerlines that crossed over the construction site. The work was being carried out in almost dark conditions in a fogbound area, where the overhead powerlines were unsighted.


Tilt-up national code declared

03 March, 2008

The National Code of Practice for Precast, Tilt-up and Concrete Elements in Building Construction was declared by the Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) at the end of February 2008.


Drum-mixing system

21 February, 2008

Actidrum is a sturdy, industrial strength product to aid in the mixing of contents in drums of all sizes, safely and efficiently. It can be manufactured to operate in a fixed position or supplied with long-wearing castors to those seeking a mobile version.


Forklift safety system

21 February, 2008

The Fork-Alert warning system is an electronic early warning system designed for use where forklifts, cranes and other moving equipment are used.


Company charged for customer death

22 January, 2008

A South Gippsland mechanic repairs company has been committed to stand trial in the County Court on workplace health and safety charges, after a customer was crushed on their premises.


Expresso hand trucks save time, money and driver's back

13 December, 2007

When Melbourne beverage distributor Shaun Mays took a Lite Trucks Expresso hand truck out for a trial run, it saved him so much time and effort that he never gave it back. Three years on, he says it has saved him money, too


Companies fined for crushed apprentice

28 November, 2007

Fosters Wine Estates and electrical contractor Integrated Quality Electrical Systems were both recently fined by the SA Industrial Relations Court, over an incident in March 2005 which left a 21-year-old man with severe and disabling abdominal injuries.


Licensing system upgrade for high-risk equipment

22 November, 2007

Safety laws providing for the operation of forklifts, cranes, boom lifts and other high-risk equipment have changed, requiring current ‘ticket’ holders to transfer to the new Licence to Perform High Risk Work.


Remote lighting lifter

21 November, 2007

The Remote Lighting Lifter enables the lowering of luminaires to the ground via remote control where they can be safely maintained.


Manual handling risks rise pre Christmas. Have you done enough?

19 October, 2007 by WorkSafe Victoria

Australian warehouses are approaching their busiest time of year and unless steps are taken now to control manual handling risks, someone could get hurt


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