Materials handling

Australian Warehouse Solutions dunnage bags

27 September, 2010 | Supplied by: Fromm Packaging Australia

Australian Warehouse Solutions’ dunnage bags are inflatable pillows that wedge between the pallets and walls of the container so it cannot move during transit. They are environmentally friendly and have the claimed fastest inflation time.


Safety improvements expected from Woolworths

13 September, 2010

Woolworths has committed to safety upgrades after a worker escaped injury only to be soaked in olive oil when boxes of bottles fell onto his specialised forklift at a regional distribution centre.


WorkSafe slams Visy safety systems after forklift collision

13 September, 2010

Victorian workplaces are being warned to lift their game on traffic management following the prosecution of a national packing company after a worker was struck by a forklift.


WorkSafe investigation into another workplace fatality

01 September, 2010

A man was fatally injured in West Melbourne after being crushed by a large plastic water tank.


Forklift safety drive

31 August, 2010

A forklift safety campaign in the wholesale and retail food sectors is being conducted to improve safety in workplaces.


Substantial fine for avoidable excavator death

31 August, 2010

A $450,000 fine was handed down to a transport company after the avoidable death of a worker in 2007.


Rite-Hite Dok-Guardian dock safety barrier

23 August, 2010 | Supplied by: Arbon Equipment Pty Ltd

Pulled manually across vacant loading doors, the Rite-Hite Dok-Guardian dock safety barrier is claimed to prevent equipment and people from falling off the loading dock.


Worker seriously injured after forklift incident

20 August, 2010

A worker has sustained serious head injuries while allegedly skylarking behind a forklift.


Remote ship loading trial starts in Pilbara

16 August, 2010

A tele-operated shiploader designed to remotely control the loading iron ore is being trialled by Rio Tinto to improve safety and efficiency.


Heavy fine after mine maintenance death

16 August, 2010

A mine maintenance contractor has been convicted and fined nearly half a million dollars for a “significant failure” to protect its employees, following the death of a worker who was crushed by a steel beam.


Forklift safety drive in South Australia

13 August, 2010

SafeWork SA has announced a campaign targeting forklift safety in the wholesale grocery and fruit and vegetable industries.


Contractor killed by forklift at paper mill

12 August, 2010

A plumbing contractor was killed recently at a paper mill in NSW by forklift truck.


Arbon Equipment Dok-Lok trailer restraint

10 August, 2010 | Supplied by: Arbon Equipment Pty Ltd

The Dok-Lok trailer restraint is claimed to be rugged and reliable and has a solid-steel rotating hook that helps prevent all types of trailer separation accidents, including early departure, trailer creep, landing gear collapse and trailer tipover.


Exair ½ Super Air Wipe

23 July, 2010 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

The Exair ½ Super Air Wipe produces a 360° airstream that can blow off, dry, clean or cool the material passing through it. Applications include wiping wire; drying inks, paint and screen printing; cooling hot extruded shapes; and blow-off of water, plating, coatings and dust.


Fine over BHP Billiton Olympic Dam fatality

19 July, 2010

BHP Billiton has been fined for breaches of safety legislation over a 2007 incident where a worker was killed by a falling part during a maintenance procedure at a smelter in South Australia.


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