Materials handling

Actisafe lifting device

29 September, 2011 | Supplied by: Actisafe

The Actilift range of automated and manual lifting devices enables safer work with pallets, skids, bins and stacks. The range includes the automated Quikstak Smart Stacker and a series of manual and automated lifting trolleys.

Diplomat Blades furniture slides

27 September, 2011 | Supplied by: Diplomat Blades Aust Pty Ltd

The furniture slides allow one person to easily move heavy furniture thus removing the need to empty drawers or shelves. The user can simply tilt the object being moved, place a slide under each corner then push or pull the object with ease.

Bomac mobile crane Mobi-Trac

28 July, 2011 | Supplied by: Bomac Engineering Pty Ltd

Bomac’s Mobi-Trac cranes take advantage of the lightweight quality of the Altrac aluminium extruded rail system to construct small, portable cranes suitable for a number of applications. Static Mobi-Trac has a fixed height, width and working load, designed to customer specifications. The maximum height is 3 m and maximum working load is 1000 kg. The crane can be used for lifting a standard item in different locations around a factory or work area.

Toyota Raymond RAS-S25 pedestrian stacker range

25 May, 2011 | Supplied by: Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd

Toyota has relaunched its Raymond brand RAS-S25 pedestrian stacker range with the emphasis on safety in the warehouse. Its features include click-to-creep, electric brake, hill-start assist/roll-back protection, and the security of password-only operation.

Optimum Handling Solutions Palevator spring scissor lifts

08 April, 2011 | Supplied by: Optimum Handling Solutions

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 | Supplied by: Optimum Handling Solutions

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.

Taylor Dunn narrow-aisle industrial vehicle

29 March, 2011 | Supplied by: Warequip

The Taylor Dunn narrow-aisle, highly manoeuvrable industrial vehicle allows the operator to be closer to the material that is to be picked.

Tennant T16 battery-powered rider scrubber

26 March, 2011 | Supplied by: Tennant Australia Pty Ltd

The T16 battery-powered rider scrubber for industrial and commercial environments claims to reduce operating costs by up to 20% compared to traditional scrubbing methods.

Call for national safety inspection of tower cranes

22 March, 2011

The CFMEU has called for a national safety inspection of tower cranes after a near disaster was identified at a Perth construction site.

SA steel firm fined after beam breaks worker’s legs

03 March, 2011

A South Australian steel fabricating firm was convicted over an incident where a worker received severe crush injuries to both legs after a steel beam he was welding was struck by another beam suspended by a crane.

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.

Rubbermaid 5th Wheel Wagon Truck

23 February, 2011 | Supplied by: Rubbermaid Commercial Products

The manoeuvrable 5th Wheel Wagon Truck moves heavy loads across rough surfaces, indoors and out.

Safety concerns in the global container industry

21 February, 2011

A recent International Labour Organization report highlights that the risk of injuries is increasing in the container shipping industry as a result of poorly packaged containers.

Wrightway Products wrightway2MT bin tipper

18 February, 2011 | Supplied by: Wrightway Products

The wrightway2MT bin tipper has a double-roller ‘lift and tip’ mechanism that allows two outside arms to travel within covered and shielded channels during the lift, empty and lower cycle, eliminating possible pinch/amputation points while the machine is in operation.

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.

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