Materials handling

Joint transport safety operation in SA

17 December, 2010

SafeWork SA inspectors issued dozens of transport and workplace safety notices during a recent joint operation with police and Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure.

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 | Supplied by: Arbon Equipment Pty Ltd

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.

Warequip walkie stackers

29 November, 2010 | Supplied by: Warequip

Warequip has a large range of walkie stackers from manual units through to electric units in both straddle-legged and fork-over units designed to obviate lifting and prevent back injury.

Fromm AWS polyester (PET) embossed strapping

29 November, 2010 | Supplied by: Fromm Packaging Australia

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.

GO Distribution Hemipro work lights

29 November, 2010 | Supplied by: GO Distribution

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.

Builders and winery fined over tank collapse

26 November, 2010

Fines totalling $355,000 were imposed on three companies by the Industrial Court over the collapse of massive fermentation tanks at the Wirra Wirra winery in SA in 2008.

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.

Tilt-up panel collapse incurs fine

03 November, 2010

A South Australian construction company has been fined for its part in the collapse of heavy concrete panels at an Adelaide building site in 2007.

Electronic work diaries policy to boost road transport safety

03 November, 2010

Using electronic work diaries to comply with fatigue management laws in Australia’s heavy vehicle industry could improve road safety, boost efficiency and reduce red tape, according to a draft policy paper released by the National Transport Commission recently.

Flowcrete Flowfast flooring system

29 September, 2010 | Supplied by: Tremco CPG Australia Pty Ltd

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.

Uplifting Solutions Winbex saddle seats, Recaro chairs, Prima pole mounts

29 September, 2010 | Supplied by: Uplifting Solutions Pty Ltd

Uplifting Solutions has extended its range of ergonomic office solutions, including saddle seats, chairs developed with luxury car seat characteristics and pole mounts.

Toyota Material Handling 2TE18 model electric-powered towing tractor

28 September, 2010 | Supplied by: Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd

The 2TE18 model electric-powered towing tractor is a forward-control 1.8 tonne draw-bar pull that is claimed to consume one-fifth the energy usage cost of a comparable diesel-powered tractor, while its greenhouse gas impact is half that of a diesel equivalent.

Red Devil Lok a Ladda ladder lock

28 September, 2010 | Supplied by: Red Devil (Australia) Pty Ltd

Lok a Ladda is designed to securely fix ladders to vehicle roof racks.

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