Materials handling

Optimum Handling Solutions tilt tables

20 May, 2010 | Supplied by: Optimum Handling Solutions

Optimum Handling Solutions tilt tables are designed for the efficient and speedy removal of freezer spacers from between layers of frozen cartons.

Two-pronged approach to tackle long-distance trucking fatigue

19 May, 2010

Following a recent series of tragic road incidents involving heavy vehicles, the NSW government launched a campaign to encourage heavy vehicle companies and drivers to take greater responsibility for road safety.

Hyundai 160D-7 forklift

17 May, 2010 | Supplied by: Flexilift Australia

The Hyundai 160D-7 forklift is designed for use in the mining industry, with a 16-tonne capacity and 115.5 kW, 2200 rpm 6-cylinder turbo-charged engine.

Warequip Powered 2 Go Sulo Bin Trailer range

17 May, 2010 | Supplied by: Warequip

Warequip has released the Powered 2 Go Sulo Bin Trailer range of waste bin trolleys/transporters that provide battery-powered drive systems to a number of different manual handling tasks.

ESAB TAP 1T and 3T three-axes positioners range

13 May, 2010 | Supplied by: ESAB Australasia

Working with heavy, circular or multi-angled objects is difficult and can cause accidents or injuries when trying to position these for welding.

Floorsafe International cable covers

13 May, 2010 | Supplied by: Floorsafe Australia Pty Ltd

The Floorsafe International cable covers protect against tripping over cables laid across floors in homes, offices and construction sites, whether it’s for one wire across the floor or a nest of cables.

Aussies are ‘best dressed’ in PPE, but keep falling over

19 April, 2010

Australian workers rate among the best dressed in the world with safety clothing and ancillary items; but when it comes to striding out, they have a habit of falling over!

Ensuring switchboards deliver safe electricity

08 April, 2010 by Paul Stathis

Late last year, Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) issued a ‘Safety Alert’ to warn the community of the importance of installing safety switches in premises and ensuring that all electrical equipment is in good condition and not damaged in any way. It was issued following the death of a man in the state’s east, whose body was found in his garage still clutching a damaged extension-lead socket. He would have been saved if a safety switch had been installed on the power circuit.

Resources company fined over quarry injury

06 April, 2010

A construction material supplier was fined over a workplace incident in South Australia that resulted in serious leg injuries to an employee.

Linfox held to account for trailer floor collapse

29 March, 2010

Linfox Australia has been convicted and fined $170,000 plus $41,270 court costs over serious and preventable injuries that were sustained by an employee when an adjustable mezzanine floor in a truck’s trailer collapsed on him.

Bridge and gantry cranes safety inspections in WA

29 March, 2010

WorkSafe WA has recently undertaken an inspection program into bridges and gantry cranes in the workplace.

WA freight firm fined for hazard

29 March, 2010

An international freight company has been fined $10,000 after a forklift struck a visitor’s car in the company’s freight yard.

National spotlight on forklift safety for grocery wholesalers

23 March, 2010

The safe use of forklifts in the grocery wholesale and fruit and vegetable wholesale industries will be examined by Australia’s workplace safety authorities.

Earthmover fined over teen worker injury

23 March, 2010

The Adelaide Industrial court fined an earthmoving company over the injury of a teenage worker who was struck by a bobcat.

Flexicon Tip-Tite box-container tipper

22 March, 2010 | Supplied by: Flexicon Australia Pty Ltd

The Tip-Tite box-container tipper from Flexicon forms a dust-tight seal between container and equipment, tips the container and discharges bulk material through a chute at controlled rates.

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