Materials handling > Loading

Project: Safely and efficiently handling large steel plates

15 January, 2010

South Australian steel-profile cutter Ferrocut boosted both efficiency and operator safety when it recently installed Konecranes CXT overhead cranes at its new factory and warehouse complex in the Techport Australia industry hub near Adelaide.

Forklift load falls and kills 60-year-old man

14 January, 2010

The first work-related death in Victoria this year occurred on 12 January at the AirRoad facility in the Melbourne suburb of Laverton.

Guidelines for safe transport and storage of goods on the waterfront

01 January, 2010 by Paul Stathis

Safe Work Australia recently released three guidance publications to help improve materials handling safety in the transport and storage industries in stevedoring applications on the waterfront. The material aims to reduce the incidence of fatalities and injuries in this type of workplace by addressing environmental, physical, mechanical and psychosocial risks associated with stevedoring operations.

Safety guide for masonry wall construction

16 December, 2009

A new guide on masonry wall safety was recently released by WorkCover NSW, in partnership with several construction industry associations.

Waste and recycling industry OHS initiative

15 December, 2009

WorkCover NSW has partnered with waste and recycling operators to help improve OHS in that industry.

Fines over dangerous work practices

26 November, 2009

Two South Australian companies have been fined, around $30,000 each, over failures in their safety systems that resulted in serious injuries to workers.

Dry break fluid transfer system

21 September, 2009

The TODO-MATIC Dry Break system, which is said to offer vastly improved safety and advanced fluid handling solutions for a wide range of industries and applications, is available through TODO's new Australian distributor, Integrated Transfer Solutions.

Friction cups

18 September, 2009 by

The Duraflex friction cups provide high levels of grip on oily and wet surfaces to help manufacturers, typically in the automotive and whitegoods sectors, improve production speed and eliminate bottlenecks.

Manifesting table

18 September, 2009

The Quantronix CubiScan 150 manifesting table has recently been pattern-approved by the National Measurement Institute (NMI) for legal trade measurement.

Pantograph reach truck

07 August, 2009 by

The RR 5700 series of pantograph reach trucks features a traction control system that increases traction on wet, dusty or sealed floors, giving operators more control in performing challenging moves.

Articulated forklift

07 August, 2009 by

The Flexi articulated forklift truck offers space-saving advantages over traditional counterbalanced or reach fork trucks, making it possible to increase pallet storage capacity by up to a claimed 50%.

Safe shrink-wrapping

07 August, 2009 by

The Rhino Shrinkwrap Gun is designed to provide added safety for workers who perform shrink-wrapping functions in applications such as pallet wrapping for heavy loads like tiles and bricks, to keep out dust and moisture from sensitive products, to prevent product damage and to deter theft.

Hybrid powered forklift

07 August, 2009 by

The Geneo-Hybrid is a 3.5-tonne payload diesel-electric hybrid forklift designed to reduce CO2 emissions and increase fuel efficiency.

Sheets to column-stack pallets safely

07 August, 2009 by

Stabulon anti-slip sheets allow palletised goods to be column-stacked with stability, by distributing the load so the bottom cases support the upper tiers and prevent vibrations.

Fumigation company fined over NZ safety incident

06 July, 2009

A company has been fined NZ$38,000 and ordered to pay $40,000 to a worker who was crushed by a machine that fell on him, leaving him injured and unable to work for 10 months.

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