Materials handling > Lifting

Public comments on draft construction code

01 May, 2007

Public comment on the draft of the national code of practice for the Safe Handling of Tilt-up Wall Panels and Concrete Elements in Building Construction has been received and posted on the ASCC website.

Victoria targets mobile cranes

07 March, 2007

Mobile crane operations on worksites will be the feature of a new WorkSafe campaign beginning in Victoria this month.

Air balance hoist

13 December, 2006

The Millsom Air Balance Hoist and Power-Free Rail system provides control for the handling of heavy materials in manufacturing and component assembly operations.

Unsafe conditions for overseas workers

15 November, 2006

The safety and conditions of workers on 457 visas has again been questioned by the CFMEU after Victorian WorkCover inspectors recently shut down a construction site near Ballarat on safety grounds.

Workers ignore back injury prevention

10 October, 2006

A preventative injury expert says that workers often ignore the help that is offered to them when it comes to protecting their backs.

Crane safety appliance

18 September, 2006

The 6242 Crane Safety Appliance has been designed for use on mobile cranes, tower cranes, truck cranes and hoists of all types, and meets the requirements of AS1418.5-2002 (Section 7.3).

Combustion vs electric: which is safer?

15 September, 2006 by Wendy Cramer

Sales of electric forklifts are fast catching up to their combustive cousins. Advances in battery-powered technology have seen more businesses take advantage of some of the unique safety advantages of this emission-free alternative

A $25,000 fine, but no injuries

22 August, 2006

A Perth construction company has been fined $25,000 after a crane toppled over on a building site, even though no-one was injured.

Ergonomic lifting equipment

13 July, 2006

The extensive range of Actisafe lift tables is distributed by Fanquip.

Safety warning for forklift operators

07 July, 2006

Forklift owners and operators have been warned of the potential safety risks associated with the hiring or buying of equipment with unfamiliar control pedals.

Manual crane system

13 June, 2006

The overhead manual crane system from Global Track claims to address common problems found in manufacturing facilities - overhead cranes are often plagued by inefficiencies because of static designs. Prone to jamming and requiring significant operator exertion, Global Track's current models can increase production costs and reduce worker injury risk.

Bin emptying machine

13 June, 2006

The Dumpmaster bin emptying machine is already being used throughout supermarkets, hospitals, factories and the hospitality industry for safe bin and container emptying in a diverse range of situations, particularly where space restrictions apply.

Forklift safety and security systems at NMW

25 May, 2006

Products for forklifts and other industrial equipment will be released by Dunham Instruments at Matex during National Manufacturing Week, to be held at Sydney’s Darling Harbour from May 30 to June 2.

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