Materials handling

Melbourne manufacturer convicted and fined after worker dies

17 August, 2009

B&D Australia has been convicted and fined $300,000 over an incident at its factory where an employee was killed after being struck by a steel tube he was lifting with a crane.


Safe ladder transportation

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Ladder Lock Pro Pty Ltd

LadderLock Pro is a locking device to securely attach ladders onto vehicles and safely transport them on the road.


Pantograph reach truck

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Crown Equipment Pty Ltd

The RR 5700 series of pantograph reach trucks features a traction control system that increases traction on wet, dusty or sealed floors, giving operators more control in performing challenging moves.


Safe shrink-wrapping

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Fromm Packaging Australia

The Rhino Shrinkwrap Gun is designed to provide added safety for workers who perform shrink-wrapping functions in applications such as pallet wrapping for heavy loads like tiles and bricks, to keep out dust and moisture from sensitive products, to prevent product damage and to deter theft.


Safety railing

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Barrier Group

The FRP fibreglass reinforced plastic rail system is a modular post and rail system engineered from a composite material and is suited particularly to corrosive environments such as industrial and chemical plants.


Pallet inverter

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Optimum Handling Solutions

The Pal-Invert is a heavy-duty materials handling inverter, designed to facilitate the fast rotation of full pallets of product, thereby cutting out the arduous and often time-consuming processes of manually handling and re-stacking of pallets.


Hybrid powered forklift

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd

The Geneo-Hybrid is a 3.5-tonne payload diesel-electric hybrid forklift designed to reduce CO2 emissions and increase fuel efficiency.


Sheets to column-stack pallets safely

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Fromm Packaging Australia

Stabulon anti-slip sheets allow palletised goods to be column-stacked with stability, by distributing the load so the bottom cases support the upper tiers and prevent vibrations.


Trolleys that stop on inclines

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Warequip Pty Ltd

The Prestar NF301HB and NF307HB hand brake platform trolleys are designed to ‘fail safe’ when not in use, making them a safe way to handle goods on inclines or other situations where trolleys are subject to move.


Articulated forklift

07 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Flexilift Australia

The Flexi articulated forklift truck offers space-saving advantages over traditional counterbalanced or reach fork trucks, making it possible to increase pallet storage capacity by up to a claimed 50%.


Serious injury sustained by worker as concrete floor gives way

03 August, 2009

A worker's hand was crushed by a jack as the jacking system’s base broke through the reinforced concrete floor of the workshop under the weight of the load and the trailer falling back.


Launch of new Victorian structural steel safety standard

27 July, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria has recently released a new standard on the safe erection of structural steel for buildings.


Fumigation company fined over NZ safety incident

06 July, 2009

A company has been fined NZ$38,000 and ordered to pay $40,000 to a worker who was crushed by a machine that fell on him, leaving him injured and unable to work for 10 months.


Company charged over serious forklift injury

02 July, 2009

A Melbourne company has been convicted and fined $250,000 over a workplace injury that left a forklift driver with permanent brain damage when a crate of glass fell on him.


Drum handling system

18 June, 2009 | Supplied by: PBA Safety

The STS DTC01 Ergonomic Drum Trolley system is designed to protect the operator from injuries incurred from lifting heavy objects, by ensuring that input loads are kept below 20 kg, even when lifting loads of up to 300 kg.


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