Materials handling

Australian technology transforming safety in workplaces globally

22 May, 2015 | Supplied by: dorsaVi Pty Ltd

During May this year, medical device company dorsaVi secured its first OHS contract in the United States with construction and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar. It also signed with its first two UK-based OHS customers - the London Underground and VINCI Construction UK.

Allied Pickfords plastic crates and skates

15 May, 2015 | Supplied by: Allied Pickfords

The Allied Pickfords plastic crates and skates are designed to replace cardboard boxes when packing and relocating files and items for business removals.

Pelican High Side Ute Box

14 May, 2015 | Supplied by: Pelican Products Australia Pty Ltd

The Pelican High Side Ute Box is a durable and weather-resistant toolbox made from UV-stabilised polyethylene plastic and designed specifically to fit to the side of a tradesman's vehicle.

Forklifts 'face-off' in narrow aisle

29 April, 2015 | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

Anti-collision technology that allows users to operate more than one vehicle in a narrow aisle.

Vest with soft robotics gives workers more power

01 April, 2015

A power vest using what experts call ‘soft robotics’ will provide back support for workers exposed to frequent heavy lifting.

Furphy Engineering Robotic Tank Inspection Technology

31 March, 2015 | Supplied by: Furphy Engineering

Furphy Engineering has introduced the Robotic Tank Inspection Technology, which is claimed to increase safety, reduce risk and improve the accuracy of tank inspections.

Safety-Walk Anti-slip Peelable Coating 3500

30 March, 2015 | Supplied by: 3M Australia Pty Ltd

3M has launched its Safety-Walk Anti-slip Peelable Coating 3500, which is claimed to be the first peelable floor coating to meet wet slip resistance standards with minimal reduction to floor gloss and clarity.

Harness for heavy cylinders at coal terminal

25 March, 2015 | Supplied by: Tyco Integrated Fire & Security

Port Kembla Coal Terminal has a strict fire safety protocol in place, which requires up to nine heavy cylinders, each weighing 121 kg, to be regularly lifted from ground level to a height of 20 m for ongoing maintenance.

Cribbing and Matting Co Dura Crib and Dura Stat plastic cribbing systems

25 March, 2015

The Dura Crib and Dura Stat plastic cribbing systems are designed for safety, strength and durability.

Video targets fatal falls from flatbed trucks

24 March, 2015

NSW WorkCover has launched a new video safety alert addressing the workplace risk of loading and unloading a flatbed truck or trailer. Figures show 15 workers have died in Australia between 2003 and 2012 after falling from their trucks.

Bega Cheese prioritises safety with assisted handling equipment

19 March, 2015 | Supplied by: Kockums Bulk Systems - a Premier Tech Company

Bega Cheese has invested in Tawi vacuum-assisted lifting systems and Protema hoists from Kockums Bulk Systems to improve safety at its manufacturing plant.

Australian machinery design goes global

11 March, 2015 | Supplied by: Safety Mining Industrial Trade Suppliers

An Australian designed and manufactured remote control belly plate safety lifter for tracked vehicles has caught the attention of US mining companies after achieving widespread success at home.

Equipment designed to reduce manual handling injuries

10 March, 2015 | Supplied by: MLA Holdings Pty Ltd

One in three injuries to Australian workers is caused by manual handling. Manual handling injuries are not limited to those sustained by lifting or carrying heavy loads. A person can be injured when handling objects in a variety of ways, including pulling, pushing, holding or restraining.

Container handling upgrade for rail freight operator

04 March, 2015 | Supplied by: Konecranes Australia

Four Konecranes Rail Mounted Gantry RMGs will go into operation as part of expansion and modernisation projects at Pacific National's Sydney and Melbourne intermodal terminals.

Lifting safety awareness to new heights

01 March, 2015 | Supplied by: Crown Equipment Pty Ltd

Crown Equipment demonstrates the benefits of maintaining a strong safety culture with its program of specifically developed safety courses and initiatives, which are achieving good results that have dramatically reduced incidents of injury in all areas of its operations.

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