Materials handling

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.

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.

Nissan SRX Platinum series pantograph-style, narrow-aisle forklifts

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

The Nissan SRX Platinum series pantograph-style, narrow-aisle forklifts are available in three capacities ranging from 1360 to 2000 kg.

Zallys M3 electric tug with optional Sulo bin attachment

22 March, 2010 | Supplied by: Warequip

Industrial and commercial sites have a need to remove waste without the risk of injury to personnel while maintaining efficiency levels and labour costs. The Zallys model M3 is a pedestrian-operated battery electric tug, mainly designed for pulling applications 500 kg and under.

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.

Oz Seals Quattro Seal

22 March, 2010 | Supplied by: Oz Seals

Oz Seals has developed the heavy-duty Quattro Seal that is designed to be twice as safe as a standard seal. With lower leakage and failure rates, the Quattro Seal is suitable for heavy-duty hydraulic and pneumatic applications.

Million-dollar payout for workplace back injury

22 March, 2010

A Melbourne steelworker was awarded over $1 million after suffering a back injury that prevents him from ever working again.

Jungheinrich EME114 pedestrian pallet mover

18 March, 2010 | Supplied by: NTP Forklifts Australia

The Jungheinrich EME114 pedestrian pallet mover has a short drive unit length of 450 mm and is suitable for light to medium applications such as retail stores, supermarkets and DIY stores.

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