Materials handling

Winery increases fruits of labour with custom-built forklift

29 March, 2016 | Supplied by: Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd

A custom-made forklift for boutique winery Ocean Eight is yielding improved efficiencies for all of its material handling needs.

Wirth Oktopus glass lifter

21 March, 2016 | Supplied by: Kennards Lift & Shift

The Oktopus from Wirth is a dual-vacuum industrial lifter designed to reduce safety hazards when installing heavy glass panels on buildings.

Female plumbers breaking trade stereotypes

10 March, 2016

When Helen Yost expressed an interest in plumbing as a trade, she was told by a male boss “girls don’t plumb” — but that hasn’t stopped her.

Materials handling improvements for coal and ore

03 March, 2016 | Supplied by: T.W. Woods Construction Pty Ltd

A new generation of coal and ore materials handling technology is being introduced to Australasian and international markets by a group that engineers chutes and complementary systems to permit faster conveyor belt speeds, greater throughput, fewer breakdowns and enhanced safety.

Genie Super Boom SX-150 telescopic boom lift

22 December, 2015 | Supplied by: Genie Australia

Genie has added to its Super Boom product family with the Genie SX-150 telescopic boom lift, suitable for construction, maintenance, telecommunications, gas and oil refineries, chemical maintenance and utility applications.

Capotex Belt Conveyor Covers

11 December, 2015 | Supplied by: Kinder Australia Pty Ltd

The Capotex Belt Conveyor Covers offer a robust, aerodynamic and lightweight solution, designed for applications where the conveyed bulk material requires protection from extreme environmental conditions or to ensure a controlled environment is maintained.

Heavy equipment stabilisation: the fall of timber

20 November, 2015 | Supplied by: Cribbing and Matting Co Pty Ltd

When it comes to the stabilisation of heavy equipment, the use of timber blocks presents a worrying series of inefficiencies and safety risks.

Tipping trailer design nabs safety award

05 November, 2015 | Supplied by: Whelans Group Investments

A major safety award has been given to an innovative trailer design that is expected to change the safety of tipper trucks and potentially save lives in the construction industry.

Pacific Hoists Challenger charity-supporting materials handling range

02 October, 2015 | Supplied by: Pacific Hoists Pty Ltd

The Challenger charity-supporting range of materials handling products now includes the Drum Lifter, Manual Lifter Trolley and Electric Lifter Trolley.

Safe materials handling solution on steep site

24 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Kennards Lift & Shift

A safe conveying solution for shifting 70 t of soil in a challenging excavation environment was provided by Kennards Hire Lift & Shift in SA.

Raidho DeskTopper stand-up-at-work desk solution

23 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Raidho Solutions

The Australian-designed Raidho DeskTopper is a stable and ergonomic stand-up-at-work solution.

Adept Direct Portable Telescopic Lead Stand

21 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Adept Direct - Cable Rollers & Lead Stands

Adept Direct has updated its Portable Telescopic Lead Stand, designed to minimise trips, slips and falls on building construction and other workplaces that use hoses, leads, pneumatic air lines or power tool cables.

Robot takes away the grunt work and operates safely beside humans

07 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Sensorplex Pty Ltd

The UR10 robot has helped Swedish food company Orkla Foods streamline production and reduce repetitive and manual lifting for workers without extensive safety installations.

Reducing manual handling in a WA crushing plant

18 August, 2015 | Supplied by: Kinder Australia Pty Ltd

A Pilbara-based crushing plant in Western Australia has reduced its manual handling risks after implementing a wear liner system by Kinder & Co.

Manual handling — What to look for now?

06 August, 2015 by Jeremy Trotman, Senior Hygienist, JTA Health, Safety + Noise | Supplied by: JTA Health, Safety & Noise Specialists

In 2014 Safe Work Australia published some good news statistics: 2011–12 — serious workers compensation claims with "muscular stress while lifting, carrying, or putting down objects" listed as the mechanism of injury were down on the previous year by 21%. Even better, this was no statistical aberration; it reflected a general downward trend since 2000–01.

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