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Remote control to make loading safer

04 June, 2013

Volvo Trucks has developed Work Remote, a wireless remote control unit which brings together all the functions that the driver requires while loading or unloading.

Radio remote controls on cranes improve safety at brewery

11 April, 2013

Radio remote controls fitted to Konecranes overhead and monorail cranes at Tasmanian brewer J Boag & Son are helping the operators lift and position their loads precisely, while also ensuring the safety of the operators.

Evolve Composites Evo-Crete cable ladder blocks/pipe cradles

01 November, 2012

Evolve Composites has released its Evo-Crete cable ladder blocks and its pipe cradles.

Optimum Handling Solutions PD20 Pal-Tec pallet dispensing machines

29 August, 2012

The PD20 Pal-Tec pallet dispensing machines, from Optimum Handling Solutions, now include an ‘auto eye’ feature as standard. The ‘auto eye’ allows the operator to remain on the pallet truck platform throughout loading, as the need to manually operate the machine to dispense pallets has been eliminated.

Optimum Handling Solutions Palevator spring scissor lifts

08 April, 2011 by

The Palevator spring scissor lifts can be used for safe stacking of pallets of heavy bulk products such as paper, tinned foodstuffs and bottled beverages.

Palturn pallet-stacking turntable

07 April, 2011 by

Palturn can be used for applications where a simple rotating turntable is required. Pallets can be placed on the turntable for stacking and unstacking of goods. The double row of sealed bearings ensures easy and smooth rotation, eliminating the need for operators to walk around the pallet or stretch across it.

Host employer fined over serious workplace injury

01 March, 2011

A host employer and a labour hire company in WA have been charged by WorkSafe over a workplace injury that left a man a paraplegic.

Man dies after steel sheet falls in shipping container

07 February, 2011

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the state’s first work-related death this year.

WA crane company found guilty over death of worker

09 December, 2010

A WA crane company and its two directors were found guilty of breaching the Occupational Safety and Health Act over the death of a worker in 2007.

Rite-Hite Revolution HVLS fans

30 November, 2010 by

Suitable when considering the work environment of employees, the Rite-Hite Revolution HVLS fans help reduce heat stress by creating a cooling sensation that can reduce the apparent temperature in an area.

GO Distribution Hemipro work lights

29 November, 2010 by

The cordless, rechargeable Hemipro work lights feature high-power LEDs in a lightweight and rugged casing to enhance workplace safety and precision when undertaking inspection and maintenance tasks in poorly lit environments.

Fromm AWS polyester (PET) embossed strapping

29 November, 2010 by

The Fromm embossed strap is manufactured to endure shock force and is supplied with certified tensile strength and breaking strains to prevent damage to product during transport and storage. The company claims that tools and machines perform better with the embossed polyester straps and that there is less wear and greater seal-joint efficiency.

Carter Holt Harvey convicted after timber mill death

25 November, 2010

A division of a major Australasian forestry company has been convicted and fined for safety failures after a female worker died at its Morwell wood processing plant in 2008.

Prosecution after safety-notice lapse

22 November, 2010

A sheet-metal fabrication and manufacturing company appeared in court recently for failing to make safety improvements to protect workers from injury.

Flowcrete Flowfast flooring system

29 September, 2010 by

The Flowfast flooring system can be ready to receive traffic just two hours after application enabling manufacturers, operators and commercial organisations to transform their working environment with minimum downtime and disruption to operations.

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