Materials handling

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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